Few calendars in this part of the Western Hemisphere note it, but on July 28, Peru celebrates 200 years of independence. Two centuries of anything is a big deal; it demonstrates generational resilience and it’s something to celebrate.
But the opportunity also provides us with an opportunity to examine and understand the international liberating forces unleashed by the success of American independence, how these ideas seeped into other nations to create a culture of liberty and liberty, and the lessons we can learn from this experience.
Aside from Brazil, most of the countries in South America were Spanish colonies and reflected the influence of Spanish culture and traditions of Madrid. In the “conquest” of South America, Spain imposed its will on the indigenous peoples in the same way that the King of Spain ruled his subjects.