Social Reform In Latin America

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Coming into 1825, Latin Americans faced several problems, and if the Creoles would have addressed economic issues, social issues, and social equalities, then Latin America would have been more prosperous for more people in 1850. The Creoles addressed a variety of issues, however, they needed to focus their efforts on different reforms to establish a better future for Latin America. The Creoles needed to establish economic reform in the form of globalization, and an effective transportation system. Additionally, they needed to fulfill their promises of equality, and create social reform that would benefit the majority, in order to establish legitimacy. If the Creoles would have reformed the economic system, the social system, and their political …show more content…
Preceding 1825, Latin America had a newfound independence from Western powers, and in these independence movements, a conservative view on independence was taken, and many other countries followed this conservative trend.1 This conservative view created a situation in which Latin American leaders, mostly conservative, were going back to old colonial or Spanish models of governments.2 This fondness for colonial and Spanish models created a situation in which the economic system was not able to flourish. Latin American countries faced severe economic consequences from their independence movements, with some countries facing economic devastation.3 Additionally, Latin America did not capitalize on the trade industry between Latin American countries , and other countries worldwide.4 They lacked transportation in between countries in Latin America, which created a variety of problems. This lack of transportation proved to add difficulty in helping the economy recover from the economic devastation from the independence …show more content…
First of all, the Creoles should have taken a more liberal outlook on globalization. Liberals were more progressive, and aimed to be more westernized, and in some aspects this could have helped Latin American countries.5 While Latin American countries wanted to separate from their previous oppressors, they should have maintained a stronger connection for them for trading purposes. If they would have been able to do this, they would have been able to recover more quickly from the economic destruction that was caused by independence. Additionally, they needed to work on creating an effective transportation system that was able to connect the Latin American countries. Latin American, for the most part, lacked transportation infrastructure to support a healthy trade environment, and because of this the economies grew slowly, or in some cases decreased.6 If the Creoles would have established an effective transportation system between countries, then they would have been able to stimulate their economy in a more effective manner.
The social inequality, and caste system, though hard to break, needed to be addressed by the Creoles if they wanted to establish an effective. Following independence, the hierarchy created through colonization was still in place, and vastly unchanged.7 Following independence, Latin American