1911-1945






Mexico 1945-1970



Mexico became a founding member of the United Nations. The ONE PARTY SYSTEM continued to function, seemingly guaranteeing political stability. Political dissatisfaction, unable to find proper represen- tation in parliament and the party-controlled media, grew. In addition, corruption within the state administration became a serious problem.
Due to it's oil wells, Mexico's economy developed. The country's large domestic market attracted investors such as VOLKSWAGEN which built an automobile plant in the country, producing the Beetle. Yet the economy lagged far behind that of it's northern neighbour, the United States. Illegal emigration across the long border became a serious concern for the US, which established a fence to check it. Within Mexico, the difference in the economic level of provinces was considerable; areas such as Chiapas and Yucatan were notoriously backward, while the areas around cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey became industrialized and attracted workers. The result was a rapid URBANIZATION, turning Mexico City into a fast-growing metropolis, the growth being so strong that the city's administration was incapable of keeping up with it - on the outskirts, wild settlements (FAVELAS) sprang up. In 1967, Mexico City had a population of 3,418,471 inhabitants, with suburbs 6,500,000.
In 1968, Mexico hosted the Olympic Summer Games. In 1970 Mexico hosted the Soccer World Cup, won by Brazil.





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REFERENCE A Concise History of Mexico, by Brian Hamnett, 1999, 336 pp., Cambridge Concise Histories
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1946, pp. 477-480 (on events of 1945) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1947, pp. 496-499 (on events of 1946) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1948, pp. 478-480 (on events of 1947) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1949, pp. 420-422 (on events of 1948) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1950, pp. 446-447 (on events of 1949) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1951, pp. 455-457 (on events of 1950) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1952, pp. 459-460 (on events of 1951) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1953, pp. 456-458 (on events of 1952) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1954, pp. 460-462 (on events of 1953) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1955, pp. 503-504 (on events of 1954) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1956, pp. 438-439 (on events of 1955) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1957, pp. 499-500 (on events of 1956) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1958, pp. 438-439 (on events of 1957) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1959, pp. 433-435 (on events of 1958) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1960, pp. 428-429 (on events of 1959) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1961, pp. 434-435 (on events of 1960) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1962, pp. 432-433 (on events of 1961) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1963, pp. 555-556 (on events of 1962) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1964, pp. 564-566 (on events of 1963) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1965, pp. 545-546 (on events of 1964) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1966, pp. 509-510 (on events of 1965) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1967, pp. 541-543 (on events of 1966) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1968, pp. 539-540 (on events of 1967) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1969, pp. 519-521 (on events of 1968) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1970, pp. 528-529 (on events of 1969) [G]
Article Mexico, from Britannica Book of the Year 1971, pp. 509-511 (on events of 1970) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.1142-1149 (data of 1969-1970) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1947 pp.443-445 (on events of 1946) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1957 pp.493-495 (on events of 1956) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1961 pp.464-466 (on events of 1960) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1962 pp.473-474 (on events of 1961) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1963 pp.424-426 (on events of 1962) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1964 pp.424-425 (on events of 1963) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1965 pp.454-456 (on events of 1964) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1967 pp.442-443 (on events of 1966) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1968 pp.438-439 (on events of 1967) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1969 pp.450-452 (on events of 1968) [G]
Article : Mexico, in : Americana Annual 1970 pp.446-449 (on events of 1969) [G]



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