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Hi anon, thank you! Please don’t apologise for your English, you’ve expressed yourself perfectly well :) I’m so glad there are many Latin American OCs- we need more!
that’s actually kinda how I see it too! I actually think it’d be quite fitting with the nature of the Spanish influence on Mexico. This is because Spanish culture has really become part of modern Mexican culture, and a big majority of Mexicans are mixed-race mestizos (around 65%). Like to begin with, I kinda headcanon that baby nations “appear” in the land- because I think that works best for countries like APH Mexico, who have multiple and extremely diverse indigenous mother cultures (i.e not just the Aztecs but also the Maya, Pipil, Mixtec etc). So like while they didn’t all “physically” give birth, to Mexico, all of them are her “parents” too- their blood does run in her veins and she does feel a connection with them. So yeah, I do headcanon Mexico and Spain are tied together similarly- the father-daughter thing is symbolic of how Spain changed the ethnic make-up of Mexico- from being made up of purely Mesoamericans to todays’ diverse, mixed-race population.
I imagine 1500s Spain, going about his business in New Spain, holding the clearly-mixed race young!Mexico by the hand- and noone would have batted an eye. Because Spain and Portugal would’ve blended in via the assumption that they were just one of the many European settlers with the mixed-race children they fathered with indigenous women. I guess I just want to emphasise I do also understand the implications of this weren’t always positive (like while some marriages were really 100% consensual, others were not- there was rape of indigenous slaves, economic coercion etc). However, I think it serves as a perfect metaphor for how the identity of the new Mexican nation slowly emerged- neither wholly the same as the original Mesoamericans nor European, but a fusion of the two.
In a way, I guess I see colonial Spain as kind of a bad father (in general, I don’t think most of the colonial powers can be called “good” parents) who Mexico has conflicted feelings about- but he was Mexico’s father nonetheless- he shaped her into who she is today, for better or for worse.
the hunchback of notre dame/tangled parallels
haha for the anon who wanted more usuk…….. i hope you like it!!!!! i read this in this month’s readers digest AND IT WAS JUST TOO GOOD TO PASS UP I’M SORRY……….
alfred is pattin’ down a stray length of hair by the way haha