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The Aftermath Of War Essay

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It is clearly seen that during the early half of the Nineteenth Century, many people and groups of people promised many things to others for support in wars or revolutions. Most of these promises were never meant to be kept, nor where they kept. As seen in these documents, Russia, Mexico, and the Middle Eastern territories of the Ottoman Empire all experienced turmoil during this time. England and France had their eyes set on Ottoman land for after World War I, whereas Mexico was dealing with their own revolution and Russia was experiencing their own political change.
Documents 27.4 and 27.5 show the planning Britain and France were doing behind closed doors to divide up land after ...view middle of the document...

The Mexican Revolution started in 1910 when Francisco Madero escaped arrest from the then authoritarian ruler Porfirio Diaz. Madero called for the people to revolt against Diaz but he never addressed how the lives of ordinary people would be changed. When Diaz took power people were outraged due to his lack of concern for the people of Mexico. Document 27.1 reflects on this disapproval. It calls out Madero in saying “through lack of integrity and the highest weakness…since he left standing most governing powers and corrupted elements of oppression of the dictatorial government…” The document states that anyone to question him or “demand from him the fulfillment of the promises of the revolution” could be killed. The document states that the nation “is tired of false men and traitors who make promises like liberators and who on arriving in power forget them and constitute themselves at tyrants.” The Mexican people had been looking for the outing of a dictator and tyrant, and while they got this, the old leader was...

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