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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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