talking of independence sept 29

talking of independence sept 29 - September 29, 2011 GEOG...

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September 29, 2011 GEOG 259 Exam: short answer, bluebook format. LANDSCAPES OF CHANGE (from colonies to nations) Background: - Americas were basically just a conglomeration of empires and colonies, and not countries - Early 1800s: Latin American countries gain independence. - Mid 1700s to 1820s things started to change in the relationship between colonies and the rest of the world. Independence wars. - These colonies did not feel they were fairly represented and wanted to help govern economic relationships. Can we have more power in our relationships? Independence - Haiti 1791: first act of independence - Venezuela (juntas) 1810 - Peru-one of the last countries to achieve formal independence. Creoles wanted to separate themselves from rest of population. o Tupac Amaru (1780-81) o Creoles (1821-1824) - Brazil: independent empire 1822-1889 - Nasty, prolonged independence wars, lots of political backstabbing and violence. Casta paintings - Representing societies in the midst of the developing of racial mixing Latin Aamerica. -
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