North America 1911.0525
The Spanish-American War, the Banana Wars, the Mexican Revolution, World War I and the Great Depression (25 May 1911)
Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean
Mexico had been stable for four decades, most of that time under the presidency of Porfirio Diaz. But by 1910, Diaz was almost 80 and the people had grown resentful of his repressive regime. Revolts sprang up across the country, forcing Diaz to flee. However the Mexican Revolution failed to provide a universally acceptable successor and soon collapsed into a multi-sided civil war.
Netherlands blockades Venezuela after dispute breaks out over Dutch harboring of refugees in Curacao
US intervention in Nicaragua
United States lands marines in Nicaragua, pressuring the resignation of President José Santos Zelaya.
Outbreak of Mexican Revolution
Francisco Madero crosses from Texas into Mexico, calling for revolt against President Porfirio Díaz.
Zapata leads revolt in Morelos
Emiliano Zapata becomes commander of 800 revolutionaries in Morelos, Mexico.
US protectorate over Honduras
United States mediates in civil conflict in Honduras, selecting a provisional president to restore order
Díaz resigns in Mexico
Mexican President Porfirio Díaz resigns after riots in Mexico City.