The Mexican Revolution Notes Pt 4.docx - The Mexican Revolution XX Villa Defeated:^ Trench warfare Celaya We’ve still got Zapata still fighting in the

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The Mexican Revolution XX. Villa Defeated :^( - Trench warfare - Celaya We’ve still got Zapata still fighting in the South and Villa in the North, and they already had such loose alliance, so they’re gonna fall out. One reason is that Villa promised to send weapons, but he doesn’t live to that, and when he does send weapons they’re crap weapons, which irritates Zapata. Another reason is bc Villa was a Madero supporter, and so Zapata hears rumors that some of the people surrounding Villa (who were past Madero supporters) and that they were saying they should just kill off Zapata. Again, this irritates him so Zapata and he decides to stop working with him. So Obregon and Villa will fight each other up in the North. Obregon began studying methods used in WWI, which is happening atm, and he catches onto the idea of trench warfare. So Obregon is gonna go to the town of Celaya, which he picked bc it had an important railroad, and he trenches in front of this town. He goes and whispers “heeyyy we’re here” and Villa’s bestie (advisor) is telling him not to fall for it, and instead to go North and cut off Obregon’s supply- line. Villa decides “nah screw it imma go” so they head to Celaya, and when they launch this attack, it’s just wave after wave after wave of Villa’s men going down because of this trench. Villa and his remaining men have to retreat outta Celaya. There will be some other smaller battles with Villa and Obregon, but this battle is what leaves him as a shell of his army, he’ll never recover. After this he goes onto a downward spiral. Carranza sends his best generals going after Zapata and copy Obregon, and while they have pretty big losses in the summer/spring, Zapata is gonna recover. Carranza is gonna formally take over the government of May 1915, bc he hasn’t been able to control the government till now. From here till 1917, he’ll serve as interim kinda and work with the government and elections. XXI. U.S. Involvement + 1915-17 - Columbus, NM - De facto recognition The US is not done tryna get involved, bc on a military basis the US isn’t involved in WWI. So Wilson is kinda shaky with recognition, taking it back and forth. So rn he has technically recognized Carranza’s government, making it his favored government. The US still wants a big say in Mexico's government, especially in their economy bc they have spent so much time and money in Mexico’s economy. Carranza is continuously adamant in telling him “no you’re not Mexican go away, you can’t tell us how to run our own government.” In October, Wilson says that they’ll officially recognized Caranza’s government if they allow the US to have a say with their economy. Ofc Carranza says no. Other latin countries are keep trying to tell Wilson “hey at least give him them de facto recognition” which means recognizing them, but nothing is put in
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the papers or formally signed, and this will allow Carranza, and only Carranza, to gain arms again from the US. But even then, he’s still shaky about it.
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