Revolutions in Latin America. How were Indians & creoles oppressed under Spanish rule in Latin America? What ideas influenced Simon Bolivar in his struggle to liberate Latin America? How did Bolivar & his followers free Latin America from Spanish rule?.
· Napoleon invades Portugal > the royal family flees to Brazil
· After Napoleon’s defeat, the king of Portugal’s son (Dom Pedro) stays in Brazil
· Dom Pedro sides with Creoles & declares independence from Portugal (1822)
· Unique revolution in Latin America > bloodless