Editors. "Mexico declares war on France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Mexico declares war on France (72 words)
Historical Context Note
Relations between Mexico and France had been strained for some time, since Mexico had failed to repay millions of dollars worth of French loans. When a pastry cook called Remontel claimed that looting Mexican soldiers had damaged his shop, and the Mexicans refused to pay the damages demanded by Louis-Philippe, the French used this as a pretext to occupy the port of Vera Cruz. In response, Mexico now declares war on France.18029 Mexico declares war on France 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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