Mexico, Central America—with the exception of Panama—and Chile celebrate their independence in September. All were colonies since the Spanish Conquest, and their independence struggles commenced in the early 18th century, processes stemming from the United States’ independence from Great Britain in 1776. Their struggles concluded much later, with the creation of the modern nation states we know . . .

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