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Latin America prior to the 20th Century
This paper reviews books and articles on Latin America society prior to the 20th century especially the influence of the Catholic Church.
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This paper explains that, through the literature review, it is obvious that the Catholic Church wielded enormous influence over culture, society, politics and the economy of Latin America and, to a great extent, still does. The author points out that the oppression of women and the fate of the peasants were controlled by the Church who used Catholic superstitions and rituals to control the people. The paper relates that the Church controlled a great deal of the wealth in Latin America, that most clergy lived in affluent conditions in comparison to the members of their churches in other areas and that the church controlled much of the politics with some clergy even serving as politicians. Several long quotes.

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"The influence of the Catholic Church over the Republican troops was important. In spite of the brutal battles, in the thirty month war, the evidence of Catholic influence can be seen in Colonel Manuel Rodrigues de Macedo know affectionately as "Fuliao" by his soldiers. "Fuliao was known for his uncouth language but also for having his men pray before and after the fray." However, as in other Latin American countries where the Catholic Church, the disparity of wealth between the peasants and landowners was immense."

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