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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.
In the practice, this siege meant that Uruguay had two parallel governments:Gobierno de la Defensa in Montevideo, led by Joaquín Suárez (1843–1852)
Gobierno del Cerrito (with headquarters at the present neighbourhood Cerrito de la Victoria), ruling the rest of the country, led by Manuel Oribe (1843–1851)
This siege inspired a book by French writer Alexandre Dumas père, The New Troy (1850).