1861 · [Oaxaca
In the early 1860s, Mexico owed large sums of money to French, British, and Spanish creditors. Debt payments were suspended by Mexican President Benito JuÃ¡rez in the summer of 1861, and this move did not sit well with the country's European debt holders. This resulted in a Tripartite Alliance between France, Great Britain, and Spain to recover their money, and a naval operation by all three nations was organized. Shortly after arriving in Mexico, Great Britain and Spain withdrew from the alliance after discovering France's true, imperialistic motive - to establish a French regime in Mexico. The result was the Second French Intervention of Mexico, a series of battles and political clashes between Mexico and France that would range across the country until 1866. The United States, by then entangled in the Civil War, was none too happy about this European interference just south of its border and threatened war against France if they did not withdraw. Ultimately, the French-installed Emperor Maximilian would reign from 1864 until his execution in 1867.
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