Puerto Rico's Political Identity
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This paper discusses how Puerto Rico never had an opportunity to establish a true political identity because of the many powers that surrounded its development. The paper relates that while Puerto Ricans today view themselves as an independent political force, they cannot create their own unique political identity because they are so closely tied to the United States. The paper goes on to show how U.S. interest within Puerto Rico involves almost every facet of its economic, political and cultural vision. The paper predicts that Puerto Rico's political future is mired in both political subterfuge and a constant identity crisis.
From the Paper:"Puerto Rico's political identity is extremely confusing and hard to explain because of its relative subjugation to many different cultural and political forces in the past two hundred years. Puerto Rico has nominal independence in the current state but does not mean however that it has independence in truth. The long domination of both Spanish and American governance has shaped its political history and thus makes it irrevocably linked with the United States. In order to develop an understanding of Puerto Rican political identity and their relationship to the United States a careful study of Puerto Rico's history is the first step."
Sample of Sources Used:
- United States Congress. (2005). Puerto Rico's Economy. Washington D.C.: United States Congress.
- Morris, N. (2003). Puerto Rico: Culture, Politics, and Identity. New York:Palgrave.
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