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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 9:24 p.m. PST


"It's not uncommon for people to mistake Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate Mexico's independence, but that's actually September 16, 1810. Instead, Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's May 5, 1862, victory over French forces in Puebla City.

In 1861, Mexico had just ended a civil war and was in a financially ruinous state. As a result, President Juarez suspended all payments of foreign debt. France, Great Britain, and Spain were owed significant sums of money and they were not pleased with this decision, so the three countries banded together to demand repayment…"


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Pan Marek26 Sep 2020 9:34 a.m. PST

I don't trust the information in the article, for the author makes a huge mistake- By 1867, the republicans were indeed largely equipped with percussion rifles, as the US government sent them huge amounts after the Civil War ended. Plus, the article has too many "likely to haves" for something purporting to convey historical information.
Lastly, no support is given for any of the stated "facts".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 11:57 a.m. PST



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