The Diaz Regime: 1884-1911
The purpose of this discussion is to review the important things accomplished by Diaz in his administration of Mexican affairs from 1884 to 1911 and to consider what benefits may survive the period of disorder that followed that may be of constructive use to Mexico in the future adjustment of her position as a satisfactory member in the family of nations.This brief survey of the Mexico over which Diaz ruled and brought into such complex relationship with the United States takes a glimpse back through the formative period of the Republic. It considers the methods by which Diaz gained control of the hectic conditions of Mexico; it reviews the material basis of the prosperity of Mexico with the development of Mexican industries by means of American skill and capital. At last is considered the agencies that brought about the downfall of the dictator as art inevitable result to be expected from the artificial hold of an absolute ruler who had trained no successor. An evaluation of the movement started by Diaz is considered not as a single incident in Mexican affairs, but as a momentous epoch marking an industrial union involving the future of the two North American republics.