Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Prophecy Fulfilled 015

The Savior prophesied that European gentiles would be established in the Americas as a free people 3 Nephi 21:4. Nephi clarified that the gentile nations in the Americas would have to win their independence on the battlefield, defeating their mother gentiles 1 Nephi 13:17, 18. This prophecy was dramatically fulfilled in 19 countries between 1783 and 1825.

1783 United States of America - British Empire.
1804 Haiti - First French Empire.
1811 Paraguay - Spanish Empire.
1816 Argentina - Spanish Empire.
1818 Chile - Spanish Empire.
1819 Colombia - Spanish Empire.
1821 Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama - Spanish Empire
1822 Ecuador - Spanish Empire
1824 Peru - Spanish Empire
1825 Bolivia - Spanish Empire
1825 Brazil - Portuguese Empire
Diego Rivera Mural of the Grito de Dolores on September 16, 1810
The Mexican case was typical. Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the famous Grito de Dolores near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. September 16th is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. The Mexican War of Independence, though, dragged on for 11 years, finally ending on September 27, 1821 with the Treaty of Córdoba. During the long war, 15,000 Mexicans and 8,000 Spaniards were killed, and 450,000 Mexicans were wounded.