History UsefulNotes / MexicansWithMachineGuns

21st May '16 11:28:30 AM Tovarishch
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* Like all of the countries in the world, Mexico can be used (and with enough skill, can be turned into a superpower) in ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', provided you play it right with them.

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* Like all of the countries in the world, Mexico can be used (and with enough skill, can be turned into a superpower) in ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'' and ''[[VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun Victoria]]'', provided you play it right with them.
31st Jan '16 2:43:11 PM JM1982
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** It's [[http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-may/?_r=0 been]] [[http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Let-us-hail-Gettysburg-and-Puebla-4687241.php suggested]] that the Mexican victory at Puebla may have actually helped indirectly save the American Union by delaying the French advance through Mexico and preventing them from linking up with the Confederacy and providing it with crucial supplies in the war. While the French advance was delayed, the Union was able to turn the tables on the Confederacy. The U.S. later repaid the Mexican resistance by supplying them with arms and using diplomatic and military pressure to "encourage" the French to withdraw. The French public was also getting increasingly frustrated at the costs of the occupation and the army's inability to decisively defeat the Mexican resistance, and began demanding that French forces be recalled to deal with the growing threat of Prussia.

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** It's [[http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/05/04/why-is-cinco-de-mayo-more-popular-in-america-than-in-mexico It's]] [[http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-may/?_r=0 been]] [[http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Let-us-hail-Gettysburg-and-Puebla-4687241.php suggested]] that [[http://www.theespresso.com/2012/05/cinco-de-mayo-the-greatest-us-civil-war-victory-in-mexican-history/ that]] the Mexican victory at Puebla may have actually helped indirectly save the American Union by delaying the French advance through Mexico and preventing them from linking up with the Confederacy and providing it with crucial supplies in the war. While the French advance was delayed, the Union was able to turn the tables on the Confederacy. The U.S. later repaid the Mexican resistance by supplying them with arms and using diplomatic and military pressure to "encourage" the French to withdraw. The French public was also getting increasingly frustrated at the costs of the occupation and the army's inability to decisively defeat the Mexican resistance, and began demanding that French forces be recalled to deal with the growing threat of Prussia.
4th Sep '15 7:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* The war with the French Empire when Napoleon III (no, not [[NapoleonBonaparte that one]]) tried to exercise control over Mexico through puppet emperor Maximilian I in order to expand French influence in the area, and hopefully keep the United States from having a monopoly on the trade there. He sent a small force to back up the side he favored in the subsequent civil war, which at its height was six percent of the French army. The Mexican Republicans eventually defeated both Imperial French forces (they didn't expel them, as they were requested back into Europe in 1866 to prepare for war against Prussia) and the Mexican Empire supporters, and then captured and shot Maximilian.

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* The war with the French Empire when Napoleon III (no, not [[NapoleonBonaparte [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte that one]]) tried to exercise control over Mexico through puppet emperor Maximilian I in order to expand French influence in the area, and hopefully keep the United States from having a monopoly on the trade there. He sent a small force to back up the side he favored in the subsequent civil war, which at its height was six percent of the French army. The Mexican Republicans eventually defeated both Imperial French forces (they didn't expel them, as they were requested back into Europe in 1866 to prepare for war against Prussia) and the Mexican Empire supporters, and then captured and shot Maximilian.
15th Aug '15 8:05:11 PM JM1982
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* The Pastry War was Mexico's first real military conflict after becoming an independent nation. Mexico had defaulted on loans that they owed to France, and also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking looted the bakery of a French citizen.]] France demanded reimbursement for the loans and the pastry maker's shop, but Mexico refused. This led to the French sending their navy to bombard Mexico in an incredibly lopsided conflict until they finally agreed to just pay the 600,000 pesos that France demanded.

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* The Pastry War was Mexico's Mexico first real military conflict after becoming began revolting against the Spanish in 1810, and became fully independent by 1821. However, the Mexicans had to spend the rest of the decade [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_attempts_to_reconquer_Mexico fighting off Spain's attempts to reconquer them]]. Although the Mexicans won their first war as an independent nation.country, the Spanish still damaged their fledgling economy.
* Mexico's next conflict was the Pastry War.
Mexico had defaulted on loans that they owed to France, and also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking looted the bakery of a French citizen.]] France demanded reimbursement for the loans and the pastry maker's shop, but Mexico refused. This led to the French sending their navy to bombard Mexico in an incredibly lopsided conflict until they finally agreed to just pay the 600,000 pesos that France demanded.
20th Jul '15 8:31:11 PM EnigmaLord
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Presently, there are 12 "Military Regions", which are further broken down into 44 subordinate "Military Zones." In both cases, a numbering system is used for designation. There is no set number of zones within a region, and these can therefore be tailored to meet operational needs, with a corresponding increase or decrease in troop strength. Today the army consists of 260,000 combat-ready deployable ground troops. One notable quality of the Mexican Army is that it has absolutely no tanks. This is mainly because their potential enemies (mostly criminal gangs) can easily be dealt with using light armor and infantry, so building and/or buying tanks is seen as a waste. They did have light tanks, but have since retired them.

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Presently, there are 12 "Military Regions", which are further broken down into 44 subordinate "Military Zones." In both cases, a numbering system is used for designation. There is no set number of zones within a region, and these can therefore be tailored to meet operational needs, with a corresponding increase or decrease in troop strength. Today the army consists of 260,000 combat-ready deployable ground troops. One notable quality of the Mexican Army is that it has absolutely no tanks. tanks except for AMX-13s, a light tank.This is mainly because their potential enemies (mostly criminal gangs) can easily be dealt with using light armor and infantry, so building and/or buying tanks anything more armored is seen as a waste. They did have light tanks, but have since retired them.
waste.
12th Jul '15 3:52:11 PM JM1982
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** It's [[http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-may/?_r=0 been]] [[http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Let-us-hail-Gettysburg-and-Puebla-4687241.php suggested]] that the Mexican victory at Puebla may have actually helped indirectly save the American Union by delaying the French advance through Mexico and preventing them from linking up with the Confederacy and providing it with crucial supplies in the war. While the French advance was delayed, the Union was able to turn the tables on the Confederacy. The U.S. later repaid the Mexican resistance by supplying them with arms and using diplomatic and military pressure to "encourage" the French to withdraw. The French public was also getting increasingly frustrated at the costs of the occupation and the army's inability to decisively defeat the Mexican resistance, and began demanding that French forces be recalled to deal with the growing threat of Prussia.
22nd May '15 3:01:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheOmegaCode 2: Megiddo'', General Garcia leads Mexican and American alongside the Chinese to fight [[TheAntichrist Stone Alexander's]] World Union Army. They had Abrams tanks, something Mexico doesn't have in RealLife but are contemplating to buy.
* Like all of the countries in the world, Mexico can be used (and with enough skill, can be turned into a superpower) in ''HeartsOfIron'', provided you play it right with them.

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* In ''TheOmegaCode ''Film/TheOmegaCode 2: Megiddo'', General Garcia leads Mexican and American alongside the Chinese to fight [[TheAntichrist Stone Alexander's]] World Union Army. They had Abrams tanks, something Mexico doesn't have in RealLife but are contemplating to buy.
* Like all of the countries in the world, Mexico can be used (and with enough skill, can be turned into a superpower) in ''HeartsOfIron'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', provided you play it right with them.
24th Feb '15 9:06:46 PM JRandomNoob
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* A Mexican Air Squadron [[http://tinyurl.com/qrgmub (Escuadrón 201)]] fought with some distinction in the Pacific theater during World War II. It was originally trained to fight in Europe, but due to the fact the war was near its end in that theater, they were sent to the Pacific.

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* A Mexican Air Squadron [[http://tinyurl.com/qrgmub (Escuadrón 201)]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201st_Fighter_Squadron_(Mexico) Escuadrón 201]]) fought with some distinction in the Pacific theater during World War II. It was originally trained to fight in Europe, but due to the fact the war was near its end in that theater, they were sent to the Pacific.
6th Feb '15 9:26:49 PM erforce
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* ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
* ''OnceUponATimeInMexico''

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* %%* ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
* ''OnceUponATimeInMexico''%%* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''



* ''Film/{{Ravenous}}''
* One of the missions in VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII is set during the Mexican-American War. The player holds back waves of Mexican forces before a brigade of US forces led by Major Cooper curbstomp them and destroy their base.

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* %%* ''Film/{{Ravenous}}''
* One of the missions in VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'' is set during the Mexican-American War. The player holds back waves of Mexican forces before a brigade of US forces led by Major Cooper curbstomp them and destroy their base.
30th Oct '13 1:03:15 PM MarkLungo
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--->''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} VIVA MEXICO!]]''


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--->''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} ->''"[[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} VIVA MEXICO!]]''

MEXICO!]]"''




The Mexican military used to be a primary force in Mexican politics, but years after the Mexican Revolution of 1917 limited its power. It is starting to have a limited and back-door comeback in politics in the 1990s due to the Zapatista revolt and the war against the drug cartels.

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The Mexican military used to be a primary force in Mexican politics, but years after the Mexican Revolution UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution of 1917 limited its power. It is starting to have a limited and back-door comeback in politics in the 1990s due to the Zapatista revolt and the war against the drug cartels.



* Mexico and the United States fought a series of border conflicts in the 1910s, crossing over with the Banana Wars and the Mexican Revolution. During these events, Pancho Villa's forces raided an American town, looting it and killing several civilians, and the United States sent thousand of troops into Mexico after him. The United States also occupied the Mexican city of Veracruz, which was easy since most of the soldiers there fled as soon as they saw American ships approaching. The ones who stayed to defend were easily slaughtered. The United States occupied the city for several months.

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* Mexico and the United States fought a series of border conflicts in the 1910s, crossing over with the Banana Wars and the Mexican Revolution.UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution. During these events, Pancho Villa's forces raided an American town, looting it and killing several civilians, and the United States sent thousand of troops into Mexico after him. The United States also occupied the Mexican city of Veracruz, which was easy since most of the soldiers there fled as soon as they saw American ships approaching. The ones who stayed to defend were easily slaughtered. The United States occupied the city for several months.



* The middle section of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', which is set during the MexicanRevolution.

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* The middle section of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', which is set during the MexicanRevolution.UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution.
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