Mexico, officially the United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometers (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, its capital and largest city.
In pre-Columbian Mexico many cultures matured into advanced civilizations such as the Olmec, the Toltec, the Teotihuacan, the Zapotec, the Maya and the Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, which was administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain. This territory would eventually become Mexico following recognition of the colony's independence in 1821. The post-independence period was characterized by economic instability, the Mexican-American War that led to the territorial cession to the United States, the Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war, two empires and a domestic dictatorship. The latter led to the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the country's current political system. In March 1938, through the Mexican oil expropriation private U.S. and Anglo-Dutch oil companies were nationalized to create the state-owned Pemex oil company.
During World War II, Mexico supported the allied powers. The country sent troops to fight the Japanese in the Philippines upon General MacArthur's return. As the Cold War progressed, the United States and Mexico (even not a NATO member) resovled to fight communism abroad and at home. However, problems faced by both countries was due to illegal immigrants and drug cartels. Despite this, the US and Mexico found the same side in supporting the Contras in Nicaragua and the government forces of Columbia against communist and FARC rebels.
World War III Edit
It is reasonable to assume that Mexico gave support to the United States as the Soviets invaded the country. With that as well, Mexican troops may have been deployed to the Western coast of Mexico, particularly along the San Diego-Tijuana border; just in case of a Soviet invasion. Furthermore, the US Navy based in San Diego are most likely coordinating with the Mexican Navy to secure both of the countries' western coasts against the Soviet Navy. The exploits in the war are unknown. What is shown in Soviet propaganda video is, that the Soviet Army liberated almost all of the entire North America less of the Mississippi River
, including Canada and Mexico.