The Latin American Wars of Independence were precipitated by racism and the class system, Napoleon's 1808 invasion of Spain and the impending political chaos this created. People from the privileged aristocracy in partic... More »

The biggest impact of the Latin American Wars for Independence was freedom from Spanish rule and national sovereignty for former Spanish colonies in Latin America, including the countries now known as Venezuela, Colombia... More »

There were several factors that came together to keep the British from winning the War of Independence, including the size of the colonies, no centralized capital for them to take over and the guerrilla tactics that the ... More »

The biggest impact of the Latin American Wars for Independence was freedom from Spanish rule and national sovereignty for former Spanish colonies in Latin America, including the countries now known as Venezuela, Colombia... More »

The Latin American revolutionaries of the early 19th century were inspired to revolt against Spain by the American and French Revolutions. Both these revolutions demonstrated Enlightenment principles in action and gave t... More »

The Dominican Republic gained its independence from Spain on February 28, 1844. Juan Pablo Duarte is credited for leading the group called La Trinitaria that revolted against Spanish rule. More »

Some major Latin American countries include Mexico, Brazil, and Columbia. Latin America encompasses all parts of the Americas south of the United States that primarily speak Spanish, Portuguese, or French More »

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