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Margin Question 10: page 849 Did Latin America follow or diverge from the historical path of Europe during the 19 th century?. Justyna Malek and Bridget Collins Section:8. Latin America becoming Europe?. Yes? Elements that resembled Europe.

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Justyna malek and bridget collins section 8

Margin Question 10: page 849Did Latin America follow or diverge from the historical path of Europe during the 19th century?

JustynaMalek and Bridget Collins Section:8


Latin america becoming europe

Latin America becoming Europe?


Yes elements that resembled europe

Yes? Elements that resembled Europe

  • Population Growth—due to reformed public health measures: safe drinking water, sewers, and inoculations

  • Urbanization

  • Middle class grew

  • Organization of mutual aid societies, and eventually unions


Elements that strayed from europe

Elements that strayed from Europe

  • Although the middle class grew, it represented a marginal group of the entire population.

  • Most of the population was lower-class and rural rather than urban

  • Many of these people worked on peons or haciendas—unlike Europe where land was broken up


Justyna malek and bridget collins section 8

  • Europe

LatinAmerica


Elements that strayed from europe cont

Elements that strayed from Europe Cont.

  • No widespread overthrow of government—only Mexico had a nationwide revolution

  • No Industrial Revolution of their own

    • Huge percent of population impoverished—did not allow for a large market

    • The wealthy benefited from the export system, so they didn’t invest in manufacturing

    • Many governments depended on taxing the European manufactured goods to

      fill their treasuries


Justyna malek and bridget collins section 8

  • Developed from capital from abroad—resulting in a “dependent development”

    • Investors pressured the governments to maintain conditions favorable to their businesses


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