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Unformatted text preview: s of these audiencias Violent institutions to govern these viceroys Created economic systems with forced labor to gather silver and gold (precious metals) Social structure of Latin America: Peninsulares: people born in Spain Creoles: people of European descent born in the colonies Mestizos and Mulattores: of mixed native American and European descent or mixed African and European descent Native Americans and People of African descent: Not considered human beings even though largest portion of population. Why it falls apart? External Forces: napoleon in 1807 conquers Spain and Portugal Independence movements Colonies started to looka t things, is this how we want the economic and social structure to work? Mercantilism: policies designed to enhance the...
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