Balance of Power
Mexico, it's south of us...
Quality of Education
The Mexican education system has recently had a large growth of enrollment rates. This large growth has caused some stress on their system. Some people are worried about the current facilities and whether or not they will have to build new ones some time in the future to accommodate for this new influx of students. In Mexico, students are only required to complete education through grade nine, but many students further their education in an attempt to become successful in life.
The Mexican armed forces are made up exclusively of professionals. The army, which includes the Air Force, and the navy are two separate operations. The main link between these two is the Mexican President. The president is the main commander of both armed service chains, and there is no primary commander for either of the branches of service under him. Usually the military only participates in defensive measures.
The Mexican economy is growing, and it is still rapidly developing its modern industrial services. It is one of the top ranked countries in purchasing power. Although, there still remains a large gap between the rich and the poor.
The Size of Mexico
Mexico is about 1,972,550 square kilometers. This includes about 6,000 square miles of islands in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of California, and the Pacific Ocean. The population of Mexico is about 120.8 million people. About 80% of the population lives in urban areas, and about 20% live in urban areas.
Major Physical Features
The major physical features of Mexico are multiple mountain ranges that include Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental, and Sierra Madre Del Sur. Multiple plateaus are also located near these mountain ranges. The Yucatan Peninsula is a major physical feature. The Baja California Peninsula, which is also located in Mexico, is separated from the majority of he mainland.