The Question of Who We Are
This magnet magnet souvenir from Chile is not a bad way to help make your home distinguished and with something of a historical relation with other parts of the world that we share. For instance, in the coat of arms you can see how the condor and the huemul are being represented as a noble type of symbols with crowns on their heads. Surely meant to represent the higher state of human characteristic.
A star in the middle of the blue and red shield talks about the progress that the country has been striving for throughout its history. At the bottom, it includes the phrase Por la razon o la fuerza which means through reason or force what adds to the resilience of a nation in the process of being a country.In a certain way it begs the question, what does it mean to be Chilean and what do these people value as human traits. It is not a bad who are we coat of arms.
Reason or Force
The fight for the independence from Spain started in 1810 when the locales formed a government to rule in the name of king Ferdinand VII when the Spanish throne was taken by Jose Bonaparte. Full independence from Spain was obtained in 1826 when the European troops finally surrendered. Spain officially accepted the Chilean independence in 1840. The coat of arms was adopted in June, 1834 when Jose Joaquin Prieto was president. By all means, this coat of arms, designed by Charles Wood Taylor, combines elements from Chilean nature and history to convey the values that make this country strong. This magnet makes a great travel souvenir to take back home.