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Maitland Plan

Maitland Plan , refers to a plan created by Scottish Major General Thomas Maitland in 1800. The plan was titled Plan to capture Buenos Aires and Chile, and then emancipate Peru and Quito.

According to Argentine historian Felipe Pigna, Jose de San Martin was introduced to the plan by members of the lodge founded by Francisco de Miranda and Scottish Lord MacDuff .

The plan consisted in:

Seize control of Buenos Aires.

Take position in Mendoza.

Coordinate actions with an independentist Chilean army.

Cross the Andes.

Defeat the Spanish and take control of Chile.

Continue through sea and liberate Peru.


Terragno, Rodolfo. Maitland & San Martin. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, 1998. ISBN 987-9173-35-X

Maitland & San Martin, download available, Spanish version only

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