Meaning of Caudillismo
What is Caudillismo:
As caudillismo the regime or government presided over by a caudillo is called. Caudillismo was also a historical period in Latin America that lasted throughout the 19th century, after the independence of Spain from the new sovereign nations.
Caudillismo is a social political phenomenon that is associated with the emergence of charismatic leaders, men at arms, with strong personalities, great oratorical skills and popularity among the masses, who ascended to power through force, through coups d'état, revolutions, armed uprisings, etc., and to whom the ability to solve the nation's problems was attributed.
See also Caudillo.
The cause for which caudillismo appears is, mainly, by the absence of political consensus that followed the emancipation of the new nations of the Spanish metropolis. This gave rise to a political dynamic marked by institutional instability and political immaturity that led to internal power struggles and a constant process of political reorganization around the strongest figures.
The caudillismo brought as a consequence, in addition to notable political and institutional instability, the emergence of fierce dictatorships and repressions on the opposite sides of the political spectrum.