Liano Zapata Analysis

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The Common Dissent After a thirty-year presidency, Porfiro Diaz’s centralized agrarian policies favoring the elite haciendas had caused formidable rebellions in the North and South of Mexico. Diaz established many new technologies and industries only to appeal to the greater European investors. These industries, such as mines and sugar plants, robbed the people of their land, dehumanized working conditions and cut minimum wages resulting in major dissent among the suffering middle class. By October of 1910, during Madero’s release from prison, militant rebellions led by local leaders erupted in the North and South states killing several units of Federal troops. Separated geographically, Poncho Villa in the North and Emiliano Zapata in the South contrasted in both their origin and military strategy, while…show more content…
But his sympathy for the plight of the middle class rooted primarily from his background as a poor native Indian child. In his youth, Emiliano experienced many of the hardships while working as a farmhand and realized that even the elders of his village were completely incapable of providing land reform to their village. This origin as a native Indian produces a passionate motive for land reform as part of the native Indian culture for Zapata throughout his childhood. Likewise, Pancho Villa was the child of a peasant family tied to one of the largest haciendas in the state of Durango. He left his family at the age of 16 to avenge the owner of the hacienda and later on, gained popularity as a bandit. After being convinced by one of Madero’s politicians that he could use his banditry to fight against the Diaz regime, Villa took arms against federal troops in hopes of making land reform a reality. With similar backgrounds, both Villa and Zapata sought the same reality for their people but used a diversity of strategies to reach that
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