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How effective were the Spanish in gaining control of Latin America?

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faithlovehope | Student | (Level 2) Honors

Posted October 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM via web

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How effective were the Spanish in gaining control of Latin America?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM (Answer #1)

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I would have to say that the Spanish were very effective in gaining control of Latin America.  After all, they controlled pretty much everything from the Valley of Mexico to Patagonia (not including Brazil) for over 200 years.

Of course, the Spanish were not able to gain complete control.  They did not have enough Spaniards to control all of the rural areas and many natives lived more or less outside of Spanish control even up to the time that the various countries became independent.  But in terms of the heartlands of the various countries, the Spanish held firm control and were only really challenged for control by other people who were essentially Spanish (the creoles).

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jessica20 | Student | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted October 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM (Answer #2)

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Its effectively gaining control. Spanish is becoming more popular recently not only in USA but worldwide.

 

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