The war in Europe, and the resulting absolutist restoration ultimately convinced the Spanish Americans of the need to establish independence from the mother country, so various revolutions broke out in Spanish America. Moreover, the process of Latin American independence took place in the general political and intellectual climate that emerged from the Age of Enlightenment and that influenced all of the so-called Atlantic Revolutions, including the earlier revolutions in the United States and France. Nevertheless, the wars in, and the independence of, Spanish America were the result of unique developments within the Spanish Monarchy.
You shall never recognize as legitimate government of your nation anyone but that elected by the free and spontaneous will of the people; and being the republican system the better adapted to the government of the Americas, you shall promote by any means at your disposal that the people choose it
(Spanish: Nunca reconocerás por gobierno legítimo de tu patria sino aquel que sea elegido por la libre y espontánea voluntad de los pueblos; y siendo el sistema republicano el más adaptable al gobierno de las Américas, propenderás por cuantos medios estén a tus alcances a que los pueblos se decidan por él)