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Mexico, officially the Taco Republics State United Mexican States, is a country located in North America. He likes tacos, maracas, dance and fun.

Mexico is bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. With a population exceeding 126 million people, Mexico is the 10th most populous country in the world and the most populous Spanish-speaking country. His capital, Mexico City, is one of the largest and most significant cultural and financial centers globally.

History[edit | edit source]

1911-1940[edit | edit source]

In 1911, Francisco I. Madero becomes president after overthrowing Porfirio Díaz, beginning the Mexican Revolution. But in the February of 1913, Madero was assassinated, and Victoriano Huerta seizes power.

The Germany tried to get Mexico to his side during WWI, but this fails and backfires.

1917 saw the promulgation of the new Mexican constitution. In 1920, Álvaro Obregón becomes president, marking the end of major revolutionary fighting. He was re-elected but was assassinated before he could rule again in 1928.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was founded in 1929. The party would dominate Mexican politics for much of the 20th century.

From 1934 to 1940 saw the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas. During his tenure, Cárdenas implemented a series of transformative policies that significantly altered the social, economic, and political landscape of Mexico. One of his most notable achievements was the nationalization of the oil industry in 1938, which led to the expropriation of foreign oil companies and the creation of Pemex (Petróleos Mexicanos), a state-owned oil enterprise.

1941-2000[edit | edit source]

In 1942, Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies, the winning side. Mexico helped moderately, fighting in the Philippines. In 1946 Miguel Alemán Valdés becomes the first civilian president in many years. Between the years of 1950 and 1970, Mexico experienced an economic boom. This was called the "Mexican Miracle", it came along with significant industrial, agricultural and economic growth.

In 1968, the Tlatelolco Massacre happened, where 350 to 500 students are killed by the government in Mexico City. More than a thousand people were injured and 15000+ shells were fired. In the same year, Mexico City hosted the Summer Olympics.

Between 1970 and 1976 was the presidency of Luis Echeverría, with economic challenges and social unrest. Massive oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico was also discovered in the spanning decades.

In August 1982, Mexico defaults on his foreign debt, leading to an economic crisis. Mexico announced that he could no longer meet his debt obligations and declared a moratorium on his debt payments. This was triggered by a combination of factors including rising interest rates, falling oil prices, and excessive borrowing in the preceding years.

In 1985, a devastating earthquake hits Mexico City kills thousands and causes massive destruction. Stop ruck in the early morning of 19 September at 07:17:50 (CST), the earthquake had a moment magnitude of 8.0 and a maximal Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 5000 people died because of this. The sequence of events included a foreshock of magnitude 5.2 that occurred the prior May, the main shock on 19 September, and two large aftershocks. The first of these occurred on 20 September with a magnitude of 7.5 and the second occurred seven months later on 30 April 1986 with a magnitude of 7.0.

In 1988, a controversial presidential election leads to Carlos Salinas de Gortari taking office. In 1994, the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) goes into effect. On the same day on 1 January 1994, the Zapatista uprising happens in Chiapas.

2000 saw the end of PRI's 71-year rule with the election of Vicente Fox from the PAN party.

2001-Present[edit | edit source]

On 1 December 2006, Felipe Calderón was elected president. He begins a major crackdown on drug cartels. In 2014, 43 students from Ayotzinapa go missing, leading to national and international outrage. In 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (also known by his initials of AMLO) of the National Regeneration Movement (AKA Morena) was elected president, ending the long dominance of the PRI and PAN.

In 2021, Mexico celebrates the bicentennial (200 years) of his independence. In 2022, there are ongoing challenges with crime and corruption, along with economic recovery efforts post-COVID-19 pandemic. 2023 saw major reforms in the energy sector and healthcare under AMLO's administration.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Mexico has one of, if not the, most iconic cultures. From famous foods like tacos to instruments like maracas, Mexico has it all.

Piñatas[edit | edit source]

Piñata is a figure being made from clay and papers, usually decorated with colored papers. It’s filled with candies, fruits and other goodies. It’s traditionally shaped like heptagram, but it’s now shaped like animals, superheroes and cartoon characters. At parties, it’s hanged from the rope and the children wear blindfold and uses bat to hit it. The goodies will fall out, and children rush to grab as many of them as possible.

Relations[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • Canada - Friendly, thanks for accepting immigrants from my clay!
  • Joe Biden - Not securing your border is based. But why did you confuse me with Egypt? I’m starting to think you’re getting a bit old.
  • Israel - Good amigo, many Mexican tourists go to Israel to do religious tourism. we have 70 years of friendship! But stop hurting Palestine alright, ¿ese?
  • Belize - My Anglo neighbor.

Enemies[edit | edit source]


How to draw[edit | edit source]

Flag of Mexico
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Divide the ball into three vertical stripes.
  3. Color the left stripe green, middle stripe white and right stripe red.
  4. Draw an eagle holding a snake on a cactus in the middle.
  5. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
Color Name HEX
Bottle Green #006847
Fire Engine Red #CE1125
Maximum Blue #30C2DC
Saddle Brown #8F4620
Earth Yellow #DBAD6C