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The Great Siege of Montevideo (Spanish: Sitio Grande or Sitio de Montevideo) was the siege suffered by the city of Montevideo between 1843 and 1851 during the Uruguayan Civil War.[1]

In the practice, this siege meant that Uruguay had two parallel governments:

This siege inspired a book by French writer Alexandre Dumas père, The New Troy (1850).

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  1. ^ Walter Rela (1998). Uruguay: República Oriental del Uruguay, 1830-1864. Montevideo: ALFAR.

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