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HIST 109, USC Latin American History Dr. Matt ChildsChapter on the Formation of New Nations for Discussion SectionsText: Chapter on the Formation of New Nations for Discussion SectionsQuestion for Discussion:1.What were the challenges the independent Latin American countries faced in creating national unity out of a multicultural past?Many Latin American countries had trouble unifying together during the stages ofindependence because of accepted concepts like scientific racism that ranked certain races as superior or inferior. It can be assumed that due to segregation of races, countries could not become unified because there were mixtures of Indians,mixed race (Mestizos/Mulattos), and white Europeans in each independent country. 2.For Sarmiento, what defined the “civilized” and “barbarous” in the mid 19thcentury and what was the solution to become a civilized country?From this excerpt, it appears that Sarmiento, is heavily influenced by the concept

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