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There are many sociopolitical reasons why political conflicts lead to revolution marked by violence and death Ultimately political systems that do not allow constructive dialog and a loyal opposition breed discontent amongst the masses causing mayhem and revolution During the mid to late 1800s Mexico was under colonial rule The country had been invaded by several foreign powers This came to an end when a General by the name of Porfidion Diaz first tried to overthrow President Benito Juarez in 1872 but was unsuccessful then again rebelled against President Lerdo de Tejada in 1876 and won Don Porfirio as he was called became the president and governed for more than 30 years 1876-1911 Under his rule Mexico had political stability and grew in many areas creating new industries railroads miles of railroad tracks as well as the increase of foreign capital Nonetheless this progress was not translated into the peoples well being Soon there was political unrest The unhappiest sectors of the Mexican society were the peasants and labor workers To defend these two popular sectors Ricardo Flores Magn founded the Mexican Liberal Party Flores Magn was persecuted by the Porfirist regime and eventually died in an American prison In 1906 the army brutally repressed a strike of miners in the Cananea mine in Sonora As you can see Daz did every thing in his power to crush any uprisings The Cananea massacre is historically considered the spark that finally ignited Mexicos Revolution This led the downfall of General Porfirio Daz Although he promised free elections he ultimately reneged and incarcerated his opposition Francisco Madero Eventually he was overthrown in 1911 and Madero became the president Unfortunately peace did not come to this country for a while Several Revolutionary leaders couldnt settle their differences Madero wanted to work steadily and patiently towards bettering the economic and social situation But many revolutionary commanders wanted immediate change which was impossible to accomplish
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