Simon Bolivar's Fight For Independence

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A common unifying characteristic that all the Latin American revolutions resemble is the objective of independence. Whether it is from domination from Spain & Portugal or Britain, the reoccurring theme is the fight for independence. Two profound figures are Jose De San Martin and Simon Bolivar. Our textbook states, “Simon Bolivar has long been regarded as the George Washington of Latin America” (629). Not only were both fighting for freedom, they were both leaders. Each shared the common goal of separating from the undesired rule that did not appeal to the mass of the people. Through leadership from Bolivar and San Martin, Latin America was able to let their economy grow naturally without negative influence, an example being Britain.

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