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Mexico post world war ii

Mexico: Post World War II

Jill Popek and Chelsea Peak

http://mexico.vg/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mexico-map-of-mexico.gif


The basics
The Basics

  • Population: 100+ million

    • 60% Mestizo (European + Indian)

    • 30% Amerindians (Indians in W. Hemisphere)

    • 9% White

    • <1% other

  • Spanish is official language

    • English is increasingly more evident


  • 89% Roman Catholic

  • Federal government

    • Three Branches (Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

      • Legislature is similar to U.S.

    • Two major parties:

      • Partido Revolucionario Nacional (PRI)

      • Partido Accion Nacional (PAN)

  • Economy driven by oil, cars, electronics, coffee, cotton, fresh food, and tourism

  • Americanization of cultural life

    • “Bigger is better” philosophy

    • NFL, NBA, NCAA is broadcasted


Mexico in wwii
Mexico in WWII

  • Allies

  • Provided 40% of raw materials to U.S. war industry

    • US aids their financial crisis

  • June 1942: Mexico declares war on Axis

  • Some Mexicans went to the U.S. to fight in their armed forces

  • In return, U.S. helps the Mexican government remain neutral and not go the ways of Fascism and Communism


Member of 201 Escuadron

Fought against Japan in Phillipines


Nafta
NAFTA

  • Between U.S., Canada, Mexico

  • Mexico now has to openly compete with world’s most powerful economy, U.S.

  • Mexico’s main concern is agriculture

  • Reduced worth of Mexican peso

Signed Jan. 1, 1994


The zapatista revolt
The Zapatista Revolt

  • January 1, 1994: Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) seizes power in three cities in Chiapas

  • Called for social justice, a democratic government

  • Wanted President Salinas to resign

  • EZLN refused amnesty, is removed from power


  • Video clip: Zapatista Revolution

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUpcuM95t5M&feature=fvw

  • What social class are the Zapatistas from?

  • Are they for or against the government?

  • What is their overall goal?

    • Why do they wear black masks?


Corruption of the pri
Corruption of the PRI

  • Most successful political party in the world

  • Presidential successors were often picked by the current president

  • During elections, ballots were stuffed and candidates assassinated

  • Held power for 71 years

  • Public suspicion


Election of vicente fox quesada
Election of Vicente Fox Quesada

  • First to be elected from opposition party in 71 years

  • Big change for Mexico


Felipe calderon
Felipe Calderon

Mexico’s current President, 2006-2012


Steps towards democracy
Steps Towards Democracy

  • Mexican citizens do not trust their government/elections

  • Lawmakers/officials can be reelected

  • Presidential candidates must secure at least 50% of votes

  • Independents may run for President


Current social problems
Current Social Problems

  • Organized crime

  • Drug-related violence

  • Public security

    • Police not only guard major institutions, but also shops

  • Poverty

  • Unemployment

  • Women still have a “lower” place in society


Nafta s effect
NAFTA’s Effect

  • GDP of Mexico rises, but not as substantially as U.S. and Canada

  • Increased trade between Mexico and U.S.

    • Lowering of prices for Mexicans by ½

  • High rate of unemployment

  • Economy isn’t improving as expected

  • Still cannot compete with U.S. agriculture

  • “A disappointment”


Overview
Overview

  • Part of Allies during WWII

  • Mostly indigenous population

  • PRI was main source of power

  • NAFTA agreement leads to Zapatista revolt

  • Two opposition candidates elected

    • Democratic reforms

  • NAFTA still has lasting effect on current economy

  • Current social issues include crime and women’s rights


Sources
Sources

  • Lenchek, Shep. “Mexico- Forgotten WWII Ally.” MexConnect. 1 January 2001. 5 January 2010 < http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/678-mexico-forgotten-world-war-ii-ally >

  • Minster, Christopher. “The Unsung Ally: Mexican Involvement in World War II.” About.com. 5 January 2010. < http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/a/09mexicoww2.htm>

  • Kirkwood, Burton. The History of Mexico. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000.

  • Greste, Peter. “End of Era for all-powerful party.” BBC. 2 July 2000. 9 January 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/815359.stm.

  • http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-mexico-reform16-2009dec16,0,2360570.story

  • http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html


Photo credits
Photo Credits

  • Mexican citizens http://www.mssu.edu/international/ilrc/resources/mexico/images/people1.JPG

  • Miguel Aleman Valdez http://www.joseacontreras.net/mexico/images/historia/gobernantes/Miguel_Aleman_Valdez_1900-1983.jpg

  • 201 Escuadron:

    http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scitech/impacto/graphic/aviation/graphic_wwii201.html

    http://me1629.tripod.com/Pilotos_E201.jpg

  • Signing of Nafta http://www.fina-nafi.org/contenu/partages/chronlogie/alena2.jpg

  • Emiliano Zapata http://latinolikeme.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/zapata0.jpg

  • Sub-Comandante Marcos http://media.lavozdegalicia.es/default/2008/04/28/00121209392528462284917/Foto/E24Y9153.jpg

  • Che Guevara http://bellum.stanfordreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/che-guevara-lg.jpg

  • Vicente Fox Quesada http://top-people.starmedia.com/tmp/swotti/cacheDMLJZW50ZSBMB3G=UGVVCGXLLVBLB3BSZQ==/imgvicente%20fox2.jpg

  • http://images.salon.com/news/feature/2000/12/02/fox/story.jpg


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