A caudillo is a political leader, soldier and/or ideological in Spain and Latin America.
One uses this term to name the military chiefs and policies who seized the power in certain areas after the independence of the countries of Latin America.
The principal difference between a caudillo and a dictator is the need for support popular; a caudillo is, in the content, the product of a primitive democracy in which the popular masses follow a leader who represents the values and the identity of the area that it controls.
In Latin America, this term can have a positive or negative connotation according to the political position of the person who employs it.
List nonexhaustive caudillos
- Jose Gervasio Artigas (Plain Provinces of Río of Plata)
- Juan Manuel of Rosas (Argentinian)
- Antonio López de Santa Anna (Mexico)
- Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia (Paraguay)
- Jose Tadeo Monagas (Venezuela)
- Rafael Will square (Guatemala)
- Ramón Castilla (Peru)
- Emiliano Zapata (Mexico)
The caudillo Free
The Général Free was already called caudillo before its accession with the capacity, but it took officially this title (more exactly: Generalísimo Francisco Franco, caudillo of España por the gracia of Dios ) when he became Head of State.
This title refers to the definition above, it was wrongly interpreted by the ignoramuses of the Hispanic culture like equivalent of Führer or], whereas FREE in Spain was already called Caudillo since 1923, following the decisive unloading of Alhucemas which it conceived, succeeded, and which put an end to the war of RIF, at one time when Mussolini and Hitler were publicly unknown.
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