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Social Studies: War and Nation Building in Latin America

Join host John Green to learn about nation building and nationalism in Latin America. Sometimes, the nations of Latin America get compared to the nations of Europe and are found wanting. However, this comparison doesn’t quite work as the rise of democratic, economically powerful nations in Europe came about under a very different set of circumstances than the way nations arose in Latin America. Naturally, the regions are very different. But why? John will explore ideas, including whether or not a lack of international war could have impeded Latin America’s growth. On the surface, this may not sound plausible, but tune into this episode of Crash Course to hear a lively discussion on the topic!

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