Mexico

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Geography

Continent
  • North America
Nearest oceans and other countries
  • Pacific Ocean
  • United States
Capital and major cities
  • Mexico City-(Capital)
  • Puebla
  • Chihuahua

Size

  • 761,600 square miles

Land forms

  • Mexico is also home to a very diverse geography. From volcanoes, to peninsulas, mountain a range, to basins.
Natural Resources
  • Silver
  • copper
  • salt
  • iron
  • sulfur
  • zinc
  • Petroleum- Most valuable
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Economy

Major Industries
  • Food and beverages
  • tobacco
  • chemicals
  • iron and steel
  • petroleum
  • oil
Trade
  • Crude petroleum
  • cars and vehicle parts
  • Drugs
Currency
  • Mexican Peso
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Government

Type of Government
  • Republic

Head of Government

  • Enrique pena nieto

Military

  • 121,736,809- Soldiers
  • battle rifles, Humvees, Helicopters, and night vision gear -Soldier technology

Foreign Policy

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • U.S. is Mexico's enemy
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History

Current Events
  • lack of trust between citizens and government
  • direct confrontation of drug cartels
  • 2012 July 1st Mexican general election Enrique won presidency
  • 2006 July 30th Andres led hundreds of thousands in protest against the election
  • 2006 July 2nd Felipe won presidency

Social structure

Religion
  • Roman Catholicism

Ethic Groups

  • American
  • Indian

Life expectancy

  • 77.14 years

Language

  • Spanish and Nahuatl

Education system

  • primary
  • middle
  • secondary

Class system

1. Peninsulares

2. White Mexicans

3.Criollos

4. Mestizos

5.AmerIndians

6. Others