32. Reglamento que de orden de S. M. ha hecho el excelentissimo seƱor Conde de ricla para el establecimiento, y exaccion del real derecho de alcabala en la Isla de Cuba. Havana: Blas de Olivos, 1764.

The Stamp Act grew out of the Seven Years’ War, which was global in scope. On the Spanish side, as well, the War necessitated new revenues. This document outlines one of Spain's efforts to raise revenues: the sales tax as applied to Cuba, which had been seized by the British during the War. Unlike the Stamp Act, however, these reforms and others did not generate the same type of pamphleteering as in the United States.

33. Diario de lo q[u]e ocurro [sic] en la ciudad del Cuzco con la sublebacion de J[ose]ph Tupac Amaro. [1781-1787].

Rather than pamphlet wars, the fiscal reforms enacted by the Spanish in the Americas incited actual wars. The Tupac Amaru and Tupac Katari rebellions in South America were, in part, in response to various financial impositions, such as the doubling of the sales tax in 1772, from 2 percent to 4 percent, followed by an additional rise to 6 percent in 1776. Small scale rioting in the late 1770s erupted into full scale rebellion in 1780.

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