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Independence in Spanish America The struggle for independence in Spanish America was characterized by great regional variation. Despite this, there were several points in common such as the question of who was going to rule and how this would occur. The issue of sovereignty was common for all the different regions. Additionally, there were different phases of independence i.e. 1810-1814, 1814-1820 and 1820- 1830 and the autonomous struggles unified into a common struggle for independence as well as becoming Civil Wars. The different movements of independence gained cohesion with time despite the tensions of federalism and centralism that were experienced. The cohesion led to an alteration of the political landscape in America that is still felt to the present day. The first revolutions can be described to have occurred in May 1810 and they can be described as “cautious revolutionaries”. They happened in the viceroyalties of the Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires. The viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata was the final of the four viceroyalties that was
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  • Spring '16
  • Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Spanish Empire

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