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5 facts about Latin American wars of Independence

Trigger spark

Contrary to popular notion, the cause of Latin American wars of independence was more then just a desire to get rid of "foreign invaders." Yes, the key positions in the colonies were occupied by the officials sent from the mother country, and local population (even Creoles) was not admitted to high office. But the decisive role belonged to economic reasons: (more…)

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