Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Los defensores del rey, ¿forjadores de la nación mexicana?

Juan Ortiz Escamilla


The formation process of counter-insurgent military forces -named “Fieles realistas defensores de Fernando VII” (loyal royalist defenders of Fernando VII)- was led by the general Félix María Calleja. In a short term, the military strategy succeeded because the raids of the insurgent forces were held off. However, in a long term, this military action turned against the government of the viceroyalty, and proclammed the independence of Mexico.

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