In the north, Pascual Orozco and Poncho Vera mobilized their forces to attack government troops; in the south, Mr. Zapata launched a bloody fight against local political leaders. The spring of 1911, the revolutionary army captured the capital city of Ciudad Juarez, forcing Diaz to resign, the demise of the Diaz regime. Welcome to return as President Madero revolutionaries. The result of the Mexican revolution was successful in getting rid of Porfirio Diaz. After the Mexican revolution, no president could serve for more than six years and it also changed the country’s economic and social system (Dan La
The negative effects were mostly the destruction of the empire; after three months of conflict Cortez had finally defeated the capital city of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan (Tucker). Cuauhtémoc, the emperor, was taken captive and later that year he was executed, and Cortez became the ruler of the vast empire (Tucker). The Aztecs were highly vulnerable to European diseases unknown to their nation, such as smallpox and typhus; in 1521, smallpox annihilated the population of Tenochtitlan, two following epidemics wiped out 75 percent of the remaining population (Tucker). The surviving Aztecs were not allowed to learn of their native culture and were enforced to read and write in Spanish, unfortunately a wide range of the Aztec religion and culture were lost forever (Tucker). Some positive aspects were that the Spanish helped ‘modernize’ the civilization, they introduced them to domestic animals, sugar, grains and even European farming practices (Tucker).
It all starts with the British East India Company in 1757. After the Mughal dynasty started collapsing 50 years earlier, this company saw an opportunity to take over a huge country -- and they did so, for 100 years, until the Sepoy (Indian soldiers) started rebelling against them. Then, in came the British government, in 1857, and made India officially a British colony.The government the British had in place and left behind was, and is, highly efficient, but the British ruined India’s soil and there was massive deforestation, which led to many famines, and it was only after the British left India altogether that India’s population became more educated and literate. Dr. Lalvani is one of the few who believe that imperialism was beneficial,
In chapter nine (The Columbian Exchange) of his book, The Unending Frontier, John F. Richards argues that the “Columbian discovery and colonial rule in the West Indies brought drastic changes to the people and natural environment of the Greater and Lesser Antilles.” For instance, the biological exchange of diseases such as smallpox and swine flu to which the indigenous peoples had developed no antibodies for “thinned (the native’s) numbers, destroyed their institutions, and broke their resistance to Spanish aggression.” In fact, after only a century after European contact, the indigenous population in the New World shrunk to one tenth its previous size from 53 million to 5 or 6 million people. Spanish rule, therefore, only expedited the eventual
There was unrest in the Philippines against the US troops resulting many deaths. The war itself had claimed about 3000 deaths of Americans by killings and diseases. Finally, the war reduced Spain to a minor power by losing its status as a major imperial power to the Unites States. Clearly, United States through the Platt Amendment allowed substantial determination
Bolivia's first president was Antonio Jose de Sucre. Bolivia was invaded by Peru on May 28, 1828, and Sucre was forced to resign from president. Mariscal Andres Santa Cruz was elected the next Bolivian president. August 6 has been declared Bolivia's national Independence Day. This was first stated in 1809 but was later formally signed on August 6, 1825.
As said, was not the only influence anarcho for magonistas; indigenous communities featuring a beautiful living example of common ownership of land, forests and water. The magonista movement, igualque other popular currents, was defeated. The revolution, becoming government, died, the group capitalizes on this great social movement is forced to adopt some programmatic postulates of magonismo, to give revolutionary character to that document stillborn: the constitution of 17. No doubt the magonismo is the main opposition force to the Porfirian tyranny, but fails to win its highly
The Rapa Nui Ecocide Hundreds of years ago, Europeans arrived on what is now known as Easter Island. To their surprise and confusion, only 3,000 Rapa Nui Polynesians inhabited the island. Little did the European visitors know, at one point the island was home to 15,000 Rapa Nui people. However, what once was a utopia soon became a cannibalistic, war-plagued society. The Rapa Nui people were so detrimentally competitive that they destroyed all of their natural resources, leading to cannibalism and civil war.
In the 1970s, Cambodia was involved in Civil War and invasion from foreign countries for several decades, which destroyed everything including infrastructure, human resources, and physical structures in this country. Additionally, the political system was a monarchy with King Norodom Sihanouk as the Head of State. After the King went outside of the country for a conference, General Lon Nol used a military coup to overthrow the King. He became President and changed the name of the country to the Khmer Republics in the year of 1970. During his administration, he allied with America; and received financial funding and technical support such as military weapons to control his regime.
Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India. 8. Spanish-American War (553-554) The Spanish-American War occurred in the midst of discontent among Cubans and Puerto Rico, upset with America’s increased economic influence.
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna was a leader for the mexican army until april 21 1836 he was born in February 21, 1794 in Xalapa, Mexico. In 1828 he used his military influence to lift the losing candidate into the presidency, being rewarded in turn with appointment as the highest-ranking general in the land. In 1833 he won election to the presidency of the independent republic of mexico by an independent republic popular majority. He soon became bored in his first presidency, leaving the real work to his vice-president, who soon launched an ambitious reform of church, state and army. In 1835, when the proposed reforms infuriated vested interests in the army and church, Santa Anna seized the opportunity to reassert his authority, and led a military coup against his own
Panic of 1893 1893-1897 The Panic of 1893 was the worst depression in the nation’s history. The economy was centralized enough that most people were influenced by national markets and almost everyone was vulnerable to the effects of a national economic depression. In April 1893, the U.S. Treasury’s gold reserve dropped below $100 million and set off a financial panic as investors sold off their assets and converted them into gold. Along with the failure of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, the market was increasingly unsettled. Bank failures began and spread rapidly, fourteen thousand business failed by the end of the year, and the next four years were spent in the worst depression ever seen.
The banking controversy of the 1830’s became known as The Bank War. It was a campaign started by Andrew Jackson in 1833 to destroy the Second Bank of the United States. He believed that his opposition to the bank had won him national support during his reelection campaign. The Second Bank had been created in 1816 as a successor to the First Bank, whose charter had previously expired. The Second Bank was chartered only for a term of twenty years due to the concerns of many people in Congress.
1900-1950 First: The Mexican Revolution When Porfirio Diaz became Mexico’s president in 1884, he prioritized foreign imperialists interests (Acuna 162). The country fell into debts to foreign governments and banks. The situation caused dissatisfaction among the Mexican citizens and led to the breaking out of a revolution. The civil war lasted ten years. Consequently, it set off a great migration of Mexicans across the border to the U.S.A.