Analysis Of Porfirio Diaz's Regime

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This paper has three aims. The utmost importance is to contribute to the understanding of the reinterpretation on the 35 year regime of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1911), highlighting the major achievements increasing the Mexican economy, and the fall of the thirty-five year regime. Despite the previous interpretation of Porfirio Diaz regime as an enigma, his government considered as a dictatorship, and inflicting injustice all around the country. It has been said that it is better to regret an action or situation than for it to have never been done. One can confidently conclude Porfirio Diaz was a leader with the best intentions for Mexico as a nation, followed the liberal ideals with an early meeting with Benito Juarez, and had a very experienced …show more content…
Diaz also claimed to one of the most controversial statesmen among Mexico’s previous twenty-eight presidents that took control over the Mexican government. Above all Diaz is generally commemorated as being one of the country's most notorious dictators. There is, however, bitter irony when talking about the lies that lay within his accomplishments where the benefits were said to be felt by the very few of well off. This of course does not dismiss the obvious truth that he did in fact bring Mexico into the modern age that allowed the country to achieve financial solvency under his regime. Diaz ruled with an iron fist and during this time is referred to as the Porfirio that is again marked by great advancement and modernization with the Mexican economy booming. His major achievements included the introduction of the ‘paz porfiriana’ the internal stability within Mexico, attracting foreign investments, proving the economic growth by enacting reforms and modernization, and executing an effective centralized …show more content…
Mexico before Diaz was the post-independence period consisting of infighting among the centralists and regionalist, soon after between the liberal and the conservatives. The country was in constant state of what seemed to be political anarchy. The constant infighting creating civil conflict naturally weakened the nation essentially allow the United States to encroach in 1846 resulting in more than half of Mexico’s national land to be lost to them. Not long after the liberal reform came to rise, led by Benito Juarez, was there some stability among the nation. Not long after the liberal enacted radical social reforms creating unrest allowing the intervention by the French under Napoleon III in 1863, placing a surprisingly liberal Emperor from the Habsburg line, Maximillian, who was overthrown and executed by Juarez another example of the instability within the Mexican political system. Fear and uncertainty were common feelings throughout the country during this period, this in turn led to the Spanish, French, and the United States viewing Mexico as a

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