Mexico is a medium sized country in North America. It is bordered by the United States, a major power in the Second World War, to the north, Guatemala and the United Kingdom's British Honduras to the south. It is mostly mountainous with jungle on the south, desert on the center and Baja California and forests and plains on the coast. After the sinking of Mexican merchant ships by German U-Boats and the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, Mexico was one of the first American nations to announce its support for the USA. It severed ties with the 3 Major Powers of the Tripartite Pact and officially joined the war on the side of the Allies in 1942, providing essential resources and men to the USA, most notably the 201st Squadron, or the "Aztec Eagles".
The supporters of Calles are enriching themselves and abusing their power. Appointed for loyalty rather than ability, they perpetuate a patronage system which corrupts every office and rank in the country. Unless they are reigned in, ordinary Mexicans will continue to deride our ruling government as 'roboluncionarios', robber-revolutionaries.
Factory Output: +10.00%
The Constitution of 1917 requires measures aimed against the influence of the Catholic Church in Mexico. The Cristeros rebelled in the 1920s because of attempts to enforce those laws, but the people may now be ready for a secular state.
In order to exploit oil in Mexico, foreign companies have signed concession contracts ensuring that they can freely extract oil on defined territories for a prolonged period of time in exchange for payments. However the sum paid by the companies was far below the value of the oil extracted and enabled them to get a profit margin much higher than in countries such as the US, while putting the oil reserves of Mexico indirectly under foreign control.
Military Leaders Cost: +100.00%
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The rulers of Mexico have been drawn from revolutionary army officers for almost three decades. The turbulent times we went through demanded firm leadership. The question is: has the turbulence passed, or is it becoming more severe? Should we professionalize the army or allow regional strongmen - caciques and caudillos - to carve out petty fiefdoms? Generals like Saturnino Cedillo in San Luis Potosí are raising private militias to protect their power. The many rebellions launched by disatisfied officers in the past are likely to continue unless we act.
Mexico has a small industry mainly centered around Mexico City which has 2 Military factories and 4 Civilian factories. Guerrero, Tamulipas, Jalisco have one Civilian factory each. Coahuila has 1 Military factory and 1 Civilian Factory. Veracruz and Durango have 1 Dockyard each.
Coahuila has 11 Oil, Tamaulipas has 12 Oil, Veracruz has 13 Oil, Oaxaca has 10 Oil, Jalisco has 10 Tungsten, Mexico City has 9 Steel and Guerrero has 5 Steel.
Mexico has a modest military with a small navy and tiny air force.
Close air support
Mexico's infantry divisions contain 9 infantry battalions each with support artillery. It also contains some agrarian militia units of 3 infantry battalions each. Its cavalry divisions contain 6 cavalry battalions with support artillery.
Mexico's starting navy consists of a coastal defense heavy cruiser with no anti-air defenses and five early destroyers, one of which has no anti-air defenses and can be retrofitted.
Mexico's starting air force consists of 12 close air support planes, 6 tactical bombers and 6 fighters.