COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA - INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN...

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INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS Osvaldo Jordan-Ramos Fall 2009
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The Physical Landscape Two entirely different continents precariously linked by Central America and the Caribbean. The Andes Mountains separate the dry Pacific from the humid Atlantic. Several large river watersheds – Rio de La Plata, Orinoco and the Mighty Amazon.
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The Human Factor Unconfirmed, but highly likely, sporadic migrations from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania followed by large migrations from Asia and/or Oceania. Some of these peoples developed highly advanced civilizations – Mochica, Tiwanako, Toltecs, Olmecs, and Mayas. By the time of the European Arrival, there was a very diverse mosaic of peoples, languages and cultures that extended from the Bering Strait to The Patagonia.
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The European Conquest Population Collapse (=GENOCIDE) European and African Colonization Population Recovery, and Genetic and Cultural Change COLONIALISM (1492-1825)
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The European Invasion In the 1490s, the Spanish expedition of Christopher Columbus began the Conquest of the Caribbean. Spanish adventurers were driven mainly by the sake of Gold – El Dorado and La Fuente de la Juventud. They clashed with two major imperial states –
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