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  • Roza ALJan 9, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    happy Latin American Independence. I Hope one day I celebrate independence as a proud kurdish woman.

  • kdawg18Nov 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I learned that Hidalgo was the common man’s authority as a Catholic priest and fought for the independence war but in the end the higher power wins. SO basically they fought for independence but not all wars end in a revolution for the common man. Its a revolution of the top of society but not the bottom.

  • CeiCei KingNov 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    What did I learn?: -The leader of the Mexican Revolution, Miguel Hidalgo used the Religion as a form to show power to his people, he was a roman catholic priest.

    -The Venezuelan War of Independence: 1810–1823 (13 years) Which resulted with victory over the spanish empire.

    How can I compare it to what I know?

    In 1791 Toussaint L’Ouverture led slaves in revolt ,just as Miguel hidalgo led Mexicans Also during the 19th there were many revolts happening. The difference between Hidalgo and L’Ouverture was race. If you were white your independence had a greater guarantee of lasting.

  • PharNov 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    The independence movement in Latin America is a national independence movement, but its also a bourgeois revolution. What does this mean? Bourgeois is a name from the French revolution which means the new educated class of people who have some money and know some ideas about the enlightenment. After reading this mirror project, i learned Latin American bourgeois revolution is not thorough, not completely clear. There were obstacles to the development of industry and the ownership of private property. Latin American people are still faced with a difficult revolutionary task. At the same time Latin America is used by other industrial nations like Europe and the USA. Foreign capital takes advantage of the slow development of southern regions and they invade the south at will, so that Latin American countries can not get rid of the control of the European colonial powers.

    • oceanmtnskyNov 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Knowing about the MONROE DOCTRINE would help your readers understand this comment.

  • nate1617Nov 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I learned that there were a couple of similarities between Haiti and Mexico, because Toussaint L’Ouverture led slave revolts in Haiti, and Father Miguel Hidalgo & Jose Morales led revolts in Mexico around the same time and I found that interesting. It is interesting to see that during the 19th century there were many revolts in many places. As Europe was turning into nation states its colonies wanted the same thing- this desire for Nationalism comes from education in the political Enlightenment ideas. Both Latin America and Haiti had unequal social classes. Haiti had a majority of slaves- they had the most slaves in the world besides Brazil- they were a plantation economy and when they got their independence that did not change- racism did not go away and the lighter skinned blacks became the new plantation owners. In Latin America there were natives and mixed people and then there were the white creoles. There was more of a middle class in Latin America and the geography bigger with more economic opportunity for power. Still, like Haiti, Latin America stayed as a planters economy and was influenced by the Monroe Doctrine of the United States.

  • Dianca6137Nov 11, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I believe the most important thing to remember from the Latin America revolution, is power. It was a popular revolt. In the end only the Creoles had the power and Latin America did not have industry. Instead Latin America traded with the United States and was under the influence of the Monroe Doctrine. The revolutionaries got their power from the Church and from being Creoles which means they were of European blood and they were educated. They also succeeded because they had the support and the hopes of the common people. power was one of the most important parts in Latin American revolutions, because this was the reason for some big events; Europeans and the United States competed and interfered with Latin America by using the power of trade and military. Not just in Mexico but other countries too.For example the independence of Mexico (la independencia de Mexico) and many other revolutionary and/or wars did not end right away. In some cases there were many wars for independence for the same country. In the end Latin America was still dependent on the rise of industrial powers outside of Latin America.In the end the United States used its industrial and military power to influence Latin America into the 20th century. In the end just like in Haiti, there was still racism of lighter skinned over darker skinned.

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