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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

What was the obstacle to Spanish rule in Mexico?

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  • Marcos
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    9 years ago
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    Well, what exactly do you mean with this question? What ultimately resulted in Mexican independence was that the criollos, the European children who were born in Mexico, began to get upset at the fact that high government positions and social prestige were reserved exclusively for peninsulares, the people who were born in Spain but moved to Mexico. The criollos, once they decided on independence, were able to manipulate the mestizos (mixed Spanish and native people), mulatos (mixed Spanish and African people), natives and blacks into supporting the cause of independence by creating a nationalist idea that the peninsulares were outsiders but the criollos somehow were true Mexicans, in spite of the fact that criollo dominance post-independence meant that independence caused little immediate change in the daily lives of non-White Mexicans, who have always been the majority by a large margin.

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