A 3 page discussion of the Hispanic quest for freedom. This paper defines the Hispanic culture as a broadly encompassing culture and one that has repeatedly sought freedom both from outside imperialistic powers and from inside dictatorial powers. Examples from Chile are emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The concept of freedom is important to all peoples. No culture, however, places as much importance on that concept as
the Hispanic culture. Defined loosely to encompass people from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Central and South American countries; the Hispanic culture is a broad one. It encompasses
a number of races and a number of distinct cultural practices. There are also many commonalities within that culture, however. Not only do these people primarily speak Spanish
as their native language, their lifeways in general are quite similar. Another interesting point, however, is that this culture also has the influence of the indigenous cultures of the
Americas. A common characteristic for all of these components of these cultures is the fierce dedication with which they have sought freedom from imperialistic power.
he Latino culture is an interesting culture from the perspective that most Latin American countries only recently achieved independence from the various imperialist powers that
controlled them and in many cases from dictatorial regimes that established afterward in these countries. They have done so in most cases through perserverence and the willingness to invest
tremendous effort in achieving their freedom. In many cases this effort involved revolution. The term "revolution" for some, in fact, is almost synonymous with the term "freedom".
Revolutions have occurred countless times in world history. They are, in fact, a common element in political evolution. While the reasons for revolutions
vary, there are actually more similarities in these reasons than differences. Such is the case with the two examples of revolutions that will be discussed below. Those examples are