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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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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

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
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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

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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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