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hist250rr6 - Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading...

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Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading Response 6 October 13, 2008 The Spanish and Portuguese faced certain difficulties when conquering respective indigenous lands that they had not when conquering those of the Aztec and Inca. In certain parts of Mexico, Brazil and Peru there were crisis due to famine and problems with the latifundio. The widespread starvation and chaos in times of famine resulted in problems much more difficult to tackle for the European invaders. For example, in Mexico, some natives “in view of the inefficacy of the law, had recourse to mutinies and rebellions in order to secure justice for themselves” (Florescano, 135). The natives were desperate, and their desperation made them resort to dissention and violence, which forced the Spanish and Portuguese to react. Where the Europeans had more cooperation from the Aztec and Inca, these groups that practiced “anti-European heresy wiped out earlier gains and patterns of cooperation” (Stern, 55). This dissention turned into the
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