Latin American Political Culture Essay by Research Group

Latin American Political Culture
An analysis of the historical authoritarian strain in Latin American political culture.
# 27958 | 896 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper provides an historical review of political leaders in Latin America and examines how many of them were leaders of the authoritarian school. It begins with a brief look at the Spanish conquistadores who carved out the great Spanish Empire in the Americas. It then discusses the political leaders of the 19th century: Sim?n Bol?var, Jos? de San Mart?n, and Francisco de Miranda ?
all soldiers first and ?liberators? of their countries later. The paper then focuses on the 20th century the leaders of the this period.

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"Argentina-born San Marten served with Spanish armies in both Europe and Africa, returned to join the Argentine independence movement of 1812. Later, with General Bernardo O'Higgins, he ended Spanish rule in Chile. O'Higgins became "Liberator" of Chile, San Marten soon became "Protector" of Peru. The Venezuelan-born Miranda, who served the French in the American Revolution and later commanded French Revolutionary armies in the Netherlands, was briefly dictator of Venezuela."

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