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  1. Introduction
    1. Definitions
    2. What is Subway concept?
    3. Why is it called Subway?
    4. Why the name was not translated to French
    5. Slogan
  2. Subway's adaptation to French culture and gastronomy
  3. Conclusion

Between 1910 and 1920, the border between the U.S. and Mexico was crucial in the development of the "anarchic" phase in the Mexican Revolution. The very wide area of the border was easily traversable, and the two states interacted constantly through individuals, families or other larger groups. Ideas circulated easily, which had an important role in the period of rapid change in the second decade of the twentieth century in Mexico. Moreover, the violence of these events has not spared the North American interests present in Mexico, which prompted the intervention of the Government of the United States several times.

It is indisputable that the United States has greatly influenced the Mexican Revolution, by political pressure, military interventions, cultural influences and associations. What have the motivations and consequences of interventions of the North American power been? The Power has yet to experience a time of supremacy, because of diplomatic pressure from colonial Great Britain, acting against its greatest rival in the early twentieth century.

Northern Mexico, the birthplace and core of the Revolution was thus a wide border zone. The importance of this element cannot be underestimated, because it is responsible for the existence of the database that is behind the U.S. giving the insurgents of the north and Madero itself, benefits that are unknown elsewhere. We may thus consider that the U.S. could try to influence the course of the revolution.

Has the United States been the engine or the brake of the revolution? We will first see how the United States had a special role in the Mexican Revolution, by imposing its neighbor status, while also welcoming a close economic link to a Mexico in turmoil. This leads us to understand why the U.S. government has sought to defend these interests, as well as the diplomatic economic and social visits to the south.

We are in a geographic region, an economy and society rather similar on both sides of the border. There is a population on both sides, which is very mixed and mobile. The Mexican immigration, temporary or permanent ? the numbers run up to hundreds of thousands of people - is grafted on a U.S. population that is already part of Mexican origin - three hundred thousand people in Texas alone in 1910, according to FX Guerra figures. In the last quarter of 1910, almost thirty thousand people crossed - officially - in each direction on the northern border. The presence of foreigners - including a majority of Americans - in the states of northern Mexico is in turn important: 9300 in Sonora, 6600 in Chihuahua, 4400 in Coahuila, 2800 in Tainaulipas, 2100 in Durango and so on.

Many Mexicans were able to find refuge with their large neighbor to the north after 1910. Migrants who wanted to flee fled the danger, the economic crisis and social unrest related to the revolution. The revolutionaries came there on their part to benefit more from the point of withdrawal; indeed, communities across the U.S. border were rallying points for the revolutionaries and smuggling of arms and ammunition.

Tags: Mexican Revolution, illegal border crossings, smuggling of arms and ammunition

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