Presentation Title

Mexico Under Rightist Ideals; The Rise of Sinarquismo & The Beginning of Political Polarization in Latin America

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

MSE 113

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

The far right-wing political movement, named Union Nacional Sinarquista (National Synarchist Union), that emerged in Mexico during 1937 is an example of foreign influences in a country during a tumultuous epoch. The emergence of fascism and socialism in Italy, and Germany respectably, gave birth to a new authoritarian ideology. The extent of such ideologies would begin to antagonize political relations between nations, not just in Europe, but across the Americas. The importance of this study is to demonstrate the impact of the Sinarquista movement and its flirtation with fascism in Mexico. In fact, this study explains the standing of the Catholic church and the power of belief amongst nationalist conservatives in Mexico. In addition, this analysis expands on the continuous relationship between Spain and Mexico and the effects it had on the creation, goals, and desires of the Sinarquista movement. Past studies on the topic have disregarded or not considered the heavy influence Francisco Franco and his Traditional forces had on the Sinarquistas in Mexico; which is a key aspect discussed in this investigation. The results of this research demonstrate the relevant importance of family ties, along with a proud Spanish heritage, in linking both the Falangistas in Spain and the Sinarquistas in Mexico.

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Mexico Under Rightist Ideals; The Rise of Sinarquismo & The Beginning of Political Polarization in Latin America

MSE 113

The far right-wing political movement, named Union Nacional Sinarquista (National Synarchist Union), that emerged in Mexico during 1937 is an example of foreign influences in a country during a tumultuous epoch. The emergence of fascism and socialism in Italy, and Germany respectably, gave birth to a new authoritarian ideology. The extent of such ideologies would begin to antagonize political relations between nations, not just in Europe, but across the Americas. The importance of this study is to demonstrate the impact of the Sinarquista movement and its flirtation with fascism in Mexico. In fact, this study explains the standing of the Catholic church and the power of belief amongst nationalist conservatives in Mexico. In addition, this analysis expands on the continuous relationship between Spain and Mexico and the effects it had on the creation, goals, and desires of the Sinarquista movement. Past studies on the topic have disregarded or not considered the heavy influence Francisco Franco and his Traditional forces had on the Sinarquistas in Mexico; which is a key aspect discussed in this investigation. The results of this research demonstrate the relevant importance of family ties, along with a proud Spanish heritage, in linking both the Falangistas in Spain and the Sinarquistas in Mexico.