Revolution of 1833
|Revolution of 1833|
Romanticized painting of the Revolution of 1833.
|Commanders and leaders|
Manuel IV |
Manuel Martínez Ramos
Fidel Amaro Sánchez
Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez
Frederico Estrada Cabrera
Orlando Guerrero Casteo
Pedro Cámara López
Jorge Montt Álvarez
|Casualties and losses|
|47 dead||9 dead|
|56 total dead|
The Revolution of 1833 (Creeperian Spanish: Revolución de 1833) was a civil military operation which deposed Emperor Manuel IV from power. The revolution was carried out on June 14, 1833 and was led by the future Emperor Adolfo III and Creeperian Army Chief Field Marshal Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez. The Papal State supported the military and Adolfo III.
Background and Prelude
The grandson of Salvador III, Adolfo Martínez Schuessler, became an officer in the Creeperian Army in 1826. As a Lieutenant General, Adolfo gathered a following of soldiers who supported him, and many wished to establish him on the throne, as Manuel IV was growing old and was becoming an unpopular Emperor. Soldiers in the army began to only take orders from Adolfo by 1833. Manuel IV had enough of what he believed to be a mutiny against his orders, and stripped Adolfo of his rank and kicked him out of the Imperial Army on June 12, 1833.
Upon hearing of the firing of Adolfo, many Generals and Field Marshals grew a bad taste for Manuel IV and defected to the cause of Adolfo. Adolfo had begun to rally up supporters in Helam and began marching his troops to San Salvador on June 13.
Manuel IV realized that the military is turning against him and orders for Adolfo's arrest, along with the arrest of any supporters. Manuel IV had Field Marshal Fidel Amaro Sánchez order the troops following Adolfo to arrest him, but the soldiers refused to listen. Amaro was then arrested by Adolfo's soldiers and executed via firing squad, marking the beginning of the Revolution of 1833.
Upon hearing the death of his most loyal Field Marshall, Manuel IV ordered the palace guards to arm themselves and defend the San Salvador Imperial Palace to the death while he and his family hid within the palace preparing for the end, as the entire military has turned against him.
Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez, was recuited by Adolfo to depose Manuel IV from power. Adolfo promoted Miguel to Chief Field Marshal, signaling to the soldiers and officers that Adolfo is declaring himself as the true Emperor of Creeperopolis.
The soldiers arrived at the Imperial Palace at 12 noon and began to fire at the palace guards defending the palace. The well trained soldiers overwhelmed the outside defenders and infiltrated the palace. Cabañeras declared that no-quarter will be given to the palace guards, leading to very heavy guard fatalities.
The army had secured the palace by 3pm and had Manuel IV and his family captured and arrested.
At 3:30pm, Adolfo had Manuel IV and his heir, Grand Prince Manuel Martínez Figueroa, executed to prevent any claimant from Manuel IV's lineage arising to challenge his own power. The rest of his family was placed under house arrest and moved to the Salvador Imperial Palace, where Adolfo had been held prisoner throughout most of his childhood.
Adolfo declared himself Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans, Adolfo III, at 4pm, thus beginning his reign over Creeperopolis and establishing Salvador III's lineage on the Imperial throne of Creeperopolis.
Later that day, Adolfo III was given a letter from Pope Gregorio XVI himself congratulation him on his rise to power. He hoped that Adolfo III can revive and strengthen Creeperopolis's Creeperian Catholic heritage. As a token of gratitude, Adolfo promoted Miguel to Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis on June 15, 1833.
After the Revolution, Adolfo III began his 54 year-long reign over Creeperopolis.