The Old Farmer

Mexican revolution
Question: Analyse how the political and economic factors contributed to the Mexican revolution?
Political and economic factors both served as causes of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The extremely corrupt government of Porifirio Diaz created severe poverty in Mexico, separating classes and creating tension between those classes. And the Mexican economy suffered from instability as a result of both extreme poverty and its overdependence on loans from foreign nations.
The Mexican revolution was a time of political and social uprising which saw the end of a 30 year old regime. This revolution began in 1910 and ended around 1920, although it officially ended in 1946. Among with many other factors a disagreement between the president Porfiro Diaz and the Mexican people started a conflict.
Politics and economics before 1910
Source: Mexico’s revolution: A look back in the centennial year
The Mexican Revolution, even after a hundred years, remains an important reference point in Mexican politics. Porfiro Diaz came into power in 1876 after more than 30 years of civil war and foreign invasion in Mexico. Political instability, armed conflict and popular upheaval had characterized much of the countries nineteenth century history. Over the course of his rule, Diaz and allies constructed a powerful which the country had previously lacked. One clear outcome of the Diaz regime was a massive economic boom that radically transformed Mexico.
Over the course of his rule total railroad track in country expanded from 640 kilometres to 20,000. Boom towns started to appear overnight. for example, in the northern state of Sonora, was a village of a hundred people in 1891; by 1906 it was a bustling mining centre of some twenty-five thousand people, producing 10 per cent of Mexico’s mineral output. Increased commerce meant that the total money in circulation in Mexico increased twelvefold, from 25 million pesos in 1880 to 300...