2. Let’s start from the beginning. You see, back in the 1860s, Mexico was kind of in a tough spot.
Benito Juarez, the country’s first indigenous president, had just managed to suppress a rebellion that tried to usher in a monarchy instead of a republic.
5. Anyway, the colonial powers made a deal and sent a bunch of ships to Mexico.
And they were like: “Benito, bro, pay up or we’re gonna take over Mexico City and turn it into our big colonial backyard.”
12. They went straight for the big prize and marched toward Mexico City.
The French army, one of the scariest and best equipped of its time, advanced without much resistance.
16. The battle raged for a whole day.
Here’s a scene from a really terrible movie about the battle that came out in 2013, to give you an idea of how horrible it was.
20. But, of course, as almost always happens, Mexico lost in the end.
The French came back with even more soldiers and took over Mexico City. The enemy has never ceased to be victorious, y’all.
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