Strategy Exclusives » Economy » Mexico: Restoration through Revolution

Mexico: Restoration through Revolution

by: Category: Economy, Strategy Exclusives Leave a comment A+ / A-

Mexico’s working and agrarian classes, along with elites who were tired of dictatorship, threw off their elected government beginning in 1910. Yet that was only the first step in a long, violent struggle leading to today’s thriving—but sometimes tumultuous—democracy. 

In 1876, Mexican war hero Porfirio Díaz assumed Mexico’s presidency for a four-year term—and would rule for what was essentially a 35-year dictatorship. While his administration modernized Mexico, the country’s wealth remained concentrated among monied landowners. 

Mexican Revolution. General Pablo Gonzalez and Jésus Carranza with their artillery, April 1914, Mexico, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress.

Mexican Revolution. General Pablo Gonzalez and Jésus Carranza with their artillery, April 1914, Mexico, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress.

FOR FULL ACCESS  OR 

Facebook Twitter Google+

Leave a Comment