Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mexican Independence

Two hundred years ago today, Mexico declared independence. It was a false start. The country got into debt with France, who in 1863 sent her armies in to make recovery. They installed a puppet emperor - a Hapsburg, no less - but failed to support him. He was overthrown and assassinated in 1867.

We do things differently today. Imagine invading Iceland when their banks failed, holding millions in UK local authority deposits, then installing Sir Mark Thatcher as Viceroy.

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