Chile was once sparsely populated mainly by Araucanian Amerindians. In the early 15th century Chile came under the strong influence of the Incas. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Chile they tried to over take the Amerindians. The Amerindians of course resisted with force. Which resulted in battles between the Amerindians and the conquistadors. Eventually they started to lose their land to the Spanish. Chile also was one of Latin America’s first
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Amerindian) 20% white, and about 5 % Amerindian. Their religions consist of 88% Roman Catholic Church and 12% Protestant. The population in 1992 was 13,348,401 has risen since 1982 in which it contained 11,329,736 people. It is predicted that by the year 2000 the population there will be about 14,996,000. Its economy is storngly oriented toward industry and commerce. Even though some minerals are exported, mainly copper and iron ore. By the year of 1995 the chilean economy completed eleven consecutive years of strong and sustained expansion.