The Americas After Independence. Wood 17 A nation’s ability to prosper depends on its leaders’ ability to recognize resources, identify priorities, and make effective progress. Top Ten Facts to Support the Thesis. Political & economic capitalism lead to prosperity expansion isolationism
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The Americas After Independence
A nation’s ability to prosper depends on its leaders’ ability to recognize resources, identify priorities, and make effective progress.
federalism / strong central government
relocation/improved living conditions
- US: isolation, then US/Eur*/Canada relations
- cultural influence can lead to political alliance
- which led to two nations that ‘spoke the same language’
Darwin / Darwinism
Freud / modern psychology
- Other Latin American states?
who’s the elite?
who are the worker class?
do the ppl – mixed as they are – participate in policymaking?
can the people – mixed as they are –self-rule?
can you apply current ideology?
can you experiment with ideas…and recover?
who has authority and how can they assure the peaceful transfer of power?
GW & Juan Manual de Rosas:
both charismatic and republican
only GW succeeded (why?)
Juarez & Diaz: how successful, and why?
Juarez viewed Ch as obstacle (“Land & liberty”)
same slogan as French Rev’n –
why did Juarez fail?
Mexico / Diaz: could
regularly assess who benefits, who loses
will the losers become a liability?
Mexico: Diaz & foreign investors…oh no!
US: slaves, immigrants, women…free’m = $ dev’t
Americas: slaves’ freedom yields $ dev’t
Cuba: ready for independence, but US wasn’t
US ready for canal, but Colombia wasn’t