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Unformatted text preview: Mexico Civilizations in Mexico Olmec Mayan Aztec Spanish Conquest 1517 Hernandez de Cordoba 1519 Hernan Cortes 1521 Defeat of the Aztecs 1810 Independence from Spain Nueva Espana (New Spain) Absolutist Virrey Symbiosis of church and state Hierarchy and sharp class distinctions State direction of economy Mexican War of Independence September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Catholic priests of Spanish initiated it The Northern Neighbor War 1845- 1848 Lost half of territory Defeat of French intervention Mexicans are distrustful of us because of this Political Culture State dominant over civil society Little respect for inefficient government Charismatic leaders and camarillas Low personal and political trust Authoritarianism and intolerance Need to know somebody in order to be rich People have no efficacy Major Conflicts Church and state Indians and Mestizos Richer and poorer regions Center and periphery Revolution of 1910...
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- Spring '07