Empire Builders: Conquistadors, War & Revolution: A Mexican Story
Throughout its history, Mexico has been convulsed by a series of epic, violent and bloody struggles that have defined the culture and identity of this complex nation.
The world may be aware of the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, and the devastating impact of this conquest on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic civilizations. But the subsequent four hundred years until the Mexican revolution has largely been ignored. We look at this often overlooked history of America’s next door neighbour, a history that has both been influenced by and involved the United States.
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The Spanish Conquest
The Spanish Conquest lays the ground for 300 years of colonial rule which made Spain the richest country in Europe and divided the country with a class system which still impacts today.
Civil War: Church versus State
The War of Independence charts the violent struggle by Mexicans to break free, the subsequent loss of almost half of its territory to the US, and the resultant decades of instability that followed.
The Mexican Revolution
Explores the Mexican Revolution in the early part of the last century, another hugely bloody event, but one which achieved the foundations of a modern Mexican state with myriad cultures we know today.
The War of Independence
The War of Independence charts the violent struggle by Mexicans to break free, the subsequent loss of almost half of its territory to the US, and the resultant decades of instability that followed. This episode examines the initial revolt led revolutionary priests Hidalgo and Morelos, who both lost their lives as a result. the later the role played by one of Mexico's most controversial characters General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
Other TitlesImperien der Geschichte: Mexiko
Length4 × 50' (ENG, GER)