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Emperor Agustín de Iturbide Attempted to Dissolve the Mexican Empire in 1822

Emperor Agustín de Iturbide Attempted to Dissolve the Mexican Empire in 1822

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Today in Latin American history, Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempted to dissolve the Mexican Empire in 1822.

The emperor was facing difficulties in the congress due to the fact that a significant number of this congress supported republican ideas.

To combat the resistance, Iturbide closed down the congress on 31 October 1822, and created a new junta to legislate in its place, answering only to him.

He persecuted his enemies, arresting and jailing a score of former members of the congress, but this did not bring peace.

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