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Latin America. Decolonization takes place primarily for economic & cultural reasons, as nations sought self-sufficiency & control . Search for Stability in Latin America . Cubans and Puerto Ricans are Isolated Sphere of Influence and Economic Imperialism by U.S.A.

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latin america
Latin America

Decolonization takes place primarily for economic & cultural reasons, as nations sought self-sufficiency & control

search for stability in latin america
Search for Stability in Latin America
  • Cubans and Puerto Ricans are Isolated
    • Sphere of Influence and Economic Imperialism by U.S.A.
  • Resentment increases in Central and South America
    • US intervention with Panamanian Independence
  • Brazil & Argentina turn to:
    • Authoritarianism
    • Nationalized Industries
mexican turmoil
Mexican Turmoil
  • Mexican Revolution – 1910
    • Mexico ruled by a dictator (Diaz)
      • Corrupt
      • Allowed foreign influence
      • Economic inequality
        • The last straw is World War I
          • Limited access to European goods
            • Forced to rely on themselves  INDUSTRIALIZE
rebellion
Rebellion
  • Francisco Madero – ran against Diaz in 1910
    • Wanted moderate democratic political reforms
    • Arrested & spurs a revolt
  • Pancho Villa – leads a rebellion in north
  • Emiliano Zapata – leads a rebellion in the south
    • His goal = give land back to peasants (land redistribution)
  • Diaz is driven from power in 1913but revolution continues
    • By 1920 Mexico began to settle down
cultural political changes
Cultural & Political Changes
  • Mexican Constitution of 1917
    • Land reform, nationalized resources (esp. oil), workers rights, education reform
  • Nationalism & Indigenism
    • Attempt to reconnect w/ Native past
    • Reflected in art
      • Diego Rivera
latin america and the us following wwi
Latin America and the US following WWI
  • U.S. became a world power politically and economically
    • Creates problems for Latin America?
      • Why?
  • U.S. intervention in Mexico (limited)
    • Desire for order
    • Fear of German influence on Mexico
      • Zimmerman Note