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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 10:14 p.m. PST

"The long war of Mexican independence had left the country in a greatly fragile state. Teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, with a large army to pay, her once lucrative trade revenues dropped dramatically in the years that followed the expulsion of the Spanish. Sinking into an economic depression, rife with faction, alone and vulnerable with no allies to ensure her independence, Mexico decided to attempt to gain European interest by applying to one of the great powers for a loan. They, in response, were pleased to open the account.

Unfortunately, this did not take into account Mexico's instability. The country had no taxation system to speak of and despite successive regimes promising reparation, continual strife meant that what money could be gathered got spent on internal matters. Mexico's debts rose and foreign merchants and Mexican Citizens lost property and money as opposing forces sought cash to pay their troops. It got so bad that repayment of the Mexican debt proved to be a political topic of great discussion in Britain, France and Spain during 1861…"
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Legion 410 Sep 2019 1:12 p.m. PST

I don't think the Brits would have liked the climate or the food … evil grin

Lilian10 Sep 2019 5:54 p.m. PST

700 Royal Marines with 6000 Spaniards and 2500 French and Great Britain has almost invaded México…

…yes of course…!

so Egypt has almost invaded México, Belgium more and Austria more and more, as the Austrians have almost invaded Syria Morocco China…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

(smile)


Well… you have not to take the whole country to named it as an "invation"… if you took a little portion of any country… it could be named "invation" indeed…


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