When a nation was fighting for independance, Bolivar would come to their aid against the Spanish. When the Spanish were routed, he
would be named dictator of that nation, and assisted in creating their constitutions and forming a functional government.
The dream of a Greater Colombia could not
be realized. When he resolved a problem in
Peru, another would draw his attention in Venezuela or Colombia. There were many coups, rebellions and revolts over the large area.