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When did Mexico gain independence from France?

Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

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On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Delores.” The revolutionary tract called for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, and racial equality.

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Also know, when did the French rule Mexico?

French Intervention in Mexico and the American Civil War, 1862–1867. In 1862, French Emperor Napoleon III maneuvered to establish a French client state in Mexico, and eventually installed Maximilian of Habsburg, Archduke of Austria, as Emperor of Mexico.

Also Know, when did Mexico become a country? September 16, 1810

Also, did Mexico win the war against France?

After losing the Battle of Puebla, France went on to win the war. Mexico's victory at Puebla slowed, but did not stop, France's assault. In the wake of the battle, an infuriated Emperor Napoleon III ordered that almost 30,000 more troops be sent to Mexico.

Did France ever control Mexico?

The battle itself did not decide the war—the French returned to capture Puebla and Mexico City in 1863. France controlled Mexico until 1867, when Mexican troops overthrew their government and returned to being an independent republic. Over time, the Battle of Puebla grew in national significance.

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