Please note that the name of what we call the Aztecs is debated as that is not what they called themselves. When I use the term Mexica, I am referring to the Mexica tribe, not the Aztecs as a whole. You can skip what's not in red as that was about the gist of it, but read on if you want to know more.
The term "Aztec" is used to refer to someone from Aztlán, the mystical place they originated from, but they got rid of that name when they supposedly left it. I will still be using that term however as it is the most well-known one and to not confuse anyone. The term "Mexica" is considered more accurate but still has problems. That term is what the leading ethnicity of the Empire called themselves, but not all the Nahuatl peoples in the Empire were of that ethnicity. In fact, not all Nahuatl was a part of the Aztec Empire. However, because the Mexica were the ones in charge of the empire, calling it the "Mexica Empire" is technically correct, but calling everyone that lived in the empire "Mexica" is not. Some argue you can call the Aztecs the "Mexica" as they say it means people who live in the Mexican valley, which is a fair argument but there are many conflicting sources on if it means that and it makes things very confusing as one of the ethnic groups in the empire is also called that. There are even sources that say they called their empire Mexico. Either there are conflicting sources on what term they used to call themselves or there was no one term as they all had different ethnicities. Don't take my word on all of that, but I think I was fairly accurate on my take. After doing further research it is also possible that they called themselves the Tenochca.
Motto: Let the free wind guide us
Parts of North America
Capital: Greater Tenochtitlan
Largest City: Greater Tenochtitlan
Official Language: Nahuatl
National Languages: Nahuatl
Government: Federal Presidential Republic
- President: Ohtli
- Vice President: Cualli
- Speaker of the House: Ignacio Flint
- Chief Justice: Yao Wang
- Upper House: Honorable House
-Lower House: Peoples Office
Founded: May 23rd, 1795
Successor to: The Aztec/Mexica/Mexican Empire, Founded in 1430 at an unknown date.
Land Area: 1,694,864 mile˛
Water Area: 47,875.24735768114 mile˛
77,047.7420836 km˛ (Estimated)
Highest Point: Citlaltépetl (18,491ft)
Lowest Point: Badwater Basin (-282 ft)
GDP (nominal): 35.15 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: 94,098,125.1662
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +52
Internet TLD: .mx
The United Mexican States of -Azteca Mexico (-Azteca, nor Azteca, is not really in it, I put it in to show the Nahuatl that formed the Aztec Empire are still there in great numbers) commonly called Mexico, is a Presidential Democracy in the Caribbean, Central America, and parts of North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States, on the south by -Tawantinsuyu, and Venezuela (due to it being south of a state). Mexico covers 2,727,619.20922 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 373, 546,231. Mexico comprises 28 states.
The United Mexican States has always had great influence and is a superpower along with China and Korea. Mexico's influence on the world began when they were the Aztec Empire. In February 1519, when the Spanish invaded under Hernan Cortés, that's when they became well known globally. The Aztecs were able to fight them off and Hernan Cortés was brutally murdered and his severed head sent back to Spain. Even though Hernan disobeyed orders by going ahead with the expedition, the Spanish were greatly offended and wanted more territory so they invaded, the Aztecs winning yet again. The Aztecs later learned that the Spanish had other colonies near them and they invaded them. This is when they became not only a menace to the Spanish, but to other Europeans as they feared the Aztecs would take their lands. The Aztec Expansion stopped in South America when they and Spain signed a treaty where they gained all Spanish territory in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, but Spain got to keep their lands in South America.
Mexico gains its name from the native people in the Mexican Valley and the Ruling Tribe of the Aztec Empire, the Mexica. People that are from Mexico are called Mexicans. This term was made in order to create a common identity among the various people living in the Aztec Empire. Mexicans also go by the name Aztecs too, as, in their religion, they originate from a place called Aztlán. Another name they go by also is Nahuatl, which are the natives to various areas to Mexico and Central America, and when the Aztecs expanded, most of the natives were assimilated into the Nahuatl culture, with the exception of the Mayans and Natives that survived in North America. Mexican, Aztec, and Tenochca are all used to refer to the same group of people (In our universe this is not the case), and that is the dominant ethnic group in Mexico. The term Tenochca is also used to refer to those that live in Greater Tenochtitlan.
The term Nahuatl or Nahuas are used to refer to the dominant ethnicity in North and Central America, the 2nd most dominant being the Mayans.
Pre Aztec Empire
Before the Aztec Empire was a thing, Acamapichtli, The first ruler of Tenochtitlan (called the 1st Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan), was very influential in its creation as under his rule. The title of the Aztec rulers is based on his title, the ceremony of the Tlatoani is based on his, and he is the founder of the Aztec imperial dynasty. His rule was a reason his ethnic group (tribe), the Mexica, became dominant in Mesoamerica and in what later became the Aztec Empire.
After his death in 1395, instead of his son Huitzilihuitl becoming Tlatoani, a man named Eztli, a religious figure, and prophet, started a civil war and became Tlatoani. Eztli believed that the Mexica and others of the same religion did not need to make human sacrifices to their sun god Huitzilopochtli to keep the sun rising, he believed that their God was tired of being feed humans and the sacrifices he wanted was sacrificing yourself by being the best person you can, and he feeds off that energy. Ironically he killed anyone who continued doing human sacrifices in his lands and was very harsh.
Even with Huitzilihuitl's powerful ally the king of Tezozomoc of Azcapotzalco on his side, he lost the war due to Eztli having the most of the support of the people. The civil war ended in 1398, and instead of killing Huitzilihuitl, Eztli made him one of his advisors. Eztli's rule had forever lasting impacts that caused the Mexica and later all of those in Mexican lands to be extremely nice and caring for others and human sacrifices stopped early on. Eztli died in 1412 and Huitzilihuitl became Tlatoani until 1417.
Tezozomoc of Azcapotzalco and the Tepanec Empire
The Tepanec Empire is located in the Mexican Valley like Tenochtitlan. This empire used to be an alliance between the city of Azcapotzalco and the Mexica. The Mexica paid tribute to Tezozomoc of Azcapotzalco. Tezozomoc died in 1426 at either age 105 or 106, which is impressive by today's standards and extremely impressive for back then. This caused a succession crisis that became a civil war called the Tepanec War.
Tepanec War and the Aztec Empire beginnings
The Mexica supported Tezozomoc's preferred heir Tayahauh. However, Tezozomoc's son Maxtla took the throne for himself and became the king of Azcapotzalco. He fought those that opposed him and he is believed to have been behind the 4th Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan, Chimalpopoca, death in 1427.
Maxtla demanded tribute from his neighbors which did not make them happy. Itzcoatl became the new Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan and created an alliance in 1427 between Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, Tlacopan, and Huexotzinco went to war against Azcapotzalco and won in 1428. Huexotzinco withdrew from the alliance in 1430 and the alliance came to be called the Triple Alliance. This alliance would eventually become the Aztec Empire, conquering neighboring territory and Itzcoatl was their first Emperor.
Contact with the Chinese, Norse Inuit Union, and the Aztec cocoliztli (Aztec pestilence)
The Chinese arrived in 1433 and set up a trade route to be able to trade with the Aztecs (The Aztec Empire did not yet expand to the west coast of Mexico). Two years later, in 1435 later the Norse Inuit Union (NIU for short) arrived in the east and also started a trade route with them.
Contact with the Chinese led to a smallpox outbreak in the Empire and areas around it in somewhere 1434, and it got worse when the NIU (Norse Inuit Union) arrived. They called it the Mexica Cocoliztli. During this time there were three different states within the Empire in 1435. Tlatoani (Ruler) Itzcoatl started a state on the east coast, while his nephew, who is also one of his generals (later becoming the next Tlatoani), Moctezuma the 1st, started a state on the west coast. Izel the wise led the state in Tenochtitlan.
There were already people on the west and east coast and they were not a part of the Empire, but they were also dealing with smallpox and needed help and strong leadership. The two rulers provided that and treated the natives equally to everyone else in the empire. Itzcoatl and Mectezuma made these states on the coast so they could trade with the NIU and Chinese easily. They also had a secret plan, to take advantage of the outbreak and expand the states until they met together. They provided aid to the people in between these states and over time they came under their rule. The subjects of their rule didn't see their rulers as tyrants or bad people, they had a high opinion of them as they were helping them during this outbreak. The two state's subjects were allowed to do the majority of things that they did before they were under their rule. I say majority as the Aztecs have laws that banned cruel things like human sacrifices, and a small minority of the groups of people that came under their rule did those things.
The three states reformed into the empire in 1438, with Itzcoatl being the sole ruler. They had now suicided their goal of having the east and west coast under their control and a bigger empire, but a hell lot bigger than they originally thought it was going to be. It took them 4 years to reach their goal.
The first map is of the Mexica Empire before 1438. The label on it says "Tenochtitlan", the de-facto capital.
The second map is of the Mexica Empire in 1438.
The first map was made by Almonaster Nuevo
The outbreak stopped in 1442 killing 80% of the population and it recovered to its normal size in 1566. One of the big things that Itzocoatl and Mectezuma did that helped the population recover was they encouraged very large families, with Itzocoatl still encouraging that when he became the sole ruler, and his successors did the same after his death in 1440 until it was back to normal in 1566. Although it took a long time for the areas affected to regain their normal size, the population of the Empire actually stayed about the same in 1438 due to the empire gaining more territory, meaning it also gained the people living in those territories.
Improvement in warfare and technology
When the Chinese and Norse arrived, they brought knowledge of warfare with them, in which the Aztecs would expand upon. In 1436, in the west coast state, the Aztecs started experimenting with Fiere-fire Oil Cabinet, which was a mounted Chinese flamethrower. In 1437 they were able to create a mobile flamethrower in which the point of it was in the shape of a Dragon's head. They also experimented with gunpowder and fireworks. In 1437 they were able to create their own bombs. In 1457 they were able to create their own guns. One type of gun called the firebuster, created in 1459, was a close-ranged gun that could hold one round, but that round was an explosive and incendiary round that was devastating to anyone who was hit by it. This served as an early shotgun.
Another weapon that was produced was the first mobile rocket launcher in 1532, which would be used in the Spanish-Aztec war.
Another thing that would be developed in 1550 would be a military arrangement called the "fire and chaos". There would be 4 rows of soldiers, the 1rst and front row being those with flamethrowers and some with rocket launchers, the 2nd row being gunmen, the 3rd being bowmen with fire arrows, and the 4th row being those with rocket launchers.
Later in 1597, the Aztecs would have access to Korean Hwachas (A machine that could fire 100 to 200 rocket-powered arrows, in which these arrows would later also be used by Aztec bowmen), as they would trade with other Asian nations.
Some things they got from the NIU were European weapons like swords and crossbows.
The Spanish-Aztec wars lasted from 1519-1554. It all started because of an impatient and greedy Spaniard named Hernán Cortés, who like many explorers to the new world wanted fame and fortune. The governor of the colony of Cuba put Cortés in charge of an expedition into Mexico to colonize it, but he canceled it at the last minute. The determined Cortés went anyway in 1518 with more than 500 men and 11 ships, however, he was not aided by the Spanish government and Cortés was never a part of the Spanish army. Cortés landed in the Yucatán Peninsula where the decaying Mayan civilization was, he picked up two translators, and claimed the land for Spain in March of 1519, and left. They didn't stay long as there wasn't much gold. He then landed in Tabasco (a Mexican State in our timeline) and fought the natives. Tabasco is under Aztec control, he is severely outnumbered by native and Aztec troops and he is beheaded. The Aztecs let Cortés' company sail back to Cuba, where the company presented the Governor with Cortés’ head, which had two crosses sticking out where his eyes should be. The governor didn't care about his death but he was very insulted that the Aztecs told Cortés' crew to send the head to him. Them putting crosses in his eye socket to mock their religion didn't help either. The thing is, the Aztecs were just ordered by their higher-ups to send his head back, a Norsemen among the Aztecs was the one who put the two crosses in, as he was a die-hard Pagan and hated Christianity with a passion. The crosses belonged to two of Cortés’ men. The governor told the Spanish monarch what had happened and on May 2nd, 1519, they invaded the Aztec Empire, starting the first Aztec-Spanish war. The Aztec were pre-warned by NIU sailors in the Caribbean of Spanish ships. The Aztecs prepared for the worst and sent their military and the NIU sent some of their soldiers to the coast of Veracruz. We will call this the battle of Veracruz (Veracruz isn't a state in this universe but Idk what the name would be). The Spanish were defeated but they found a place less guarded and defeated the Aztec and NIU forces there. The Aztecs and NIU forces sent their soldiers to Tenochtitlan, waiting for them to strike. The Spanish were outnumbered and the Aztec-NIU forces won, the Spanish retreated and lost the war. The war ended on March 12th, 1520. Because of the Aztec threat, Spain expanded across North, Central America, and South America and claimed land quickly due to their fear of the Aztecs retaliating, in which their fears would later be confirmed. They put a large amount of troops in their territories to prepare against a possible Aztec invasion. Soon after the war Aztecs discovered that Spain was colonizing lands around them and they did not like this. In 1521 June 1rst they attacked Spain's territory around their Empire, taking it for their own, and they were doing it fast and they aimed to take all of their lands. This was the second Aztec-Spanish war. The Spanish forces fought hard and well, but the Aztecs kept advancing. They had help from the NIU, especially with invading Spanish Florida and the Caribbean, and from the Inca Empire in South America. The Aztecs were able for the most part, to befriend the indigenous people that were conquered by the Spanish. In 1554, on April 23rd, the Spanish signed a treaty with the Aztecs, giving the Aztecs all their land in North America, the Caribbean, and Central America, with the conditions that they give them back their lands in South America that they conquered which were Colombia and Venezuela. The Inca got to keep their newly conquered land. The former indigenous subjects of the Spanish were now subjects of the Aztecs. A lot of the natives died from smallpox which the Aztecs brought purposefully (although not understanding why they died as they didn't know what diseases were, they wanted them to die) and the Aztecs secretly replaced the dead natives with their own, a secret attempt in a genocide/ethnic cleansing. The Aztecs wanted the native Mayan population to recover from diseases due to cultural and religious connections between the two. Despite the Aztec's attempt of a silent genocide, some natives still remained. The natives that remained were treated fairly and equally as they didn't want anyone rebelling.
WW1 and WW2
WW1: When the Ottoman Empire entered the war on the side of the Central Powers in October in 1914, Mexico also joined the war but on the side of the allies. They primarily fought Turkey in the beginning of the war and funded Kurdish rebels that fought alongside them, this inspired a wave of Kurdish Nationalism across all Kurdish lands. Mexico's goal was to create a Kurdish state. The Ottomans surrendered in 1916 on October 12th to Mexico. Mexico made the Ottoman Empire give up their Kurdish lands in the “Treaty of Constantinople 1916”, which the European powers did not approve of. On October 15th, the country of Kurdistan was born. Mexico was able to convince Iran to give the new Kurdish state their Kurdish lands in a treaty known as the “Treaty of Isfahan of 1916” (named that as it was signed in the Iranian city of Isfahan). In this treaty, Iran was given 10 billion Huītzilōs from Mexico in exchange for giving Kurdistan Iranian Kurdish land. To make sure the European allies weren't too pissed off they sent their armed forces to Europe to fight Austria and Germany. This resulted in WW1 ending in 1917 on November 11th (the US would still join the war in April of that year).
Mexico wanted to create a Kurdish state because they felt bad for them and it would serve as a strategic ally in the middle east. It was also to counter Ottoman and Western influence in the region.
WW2 and 2nd Sino-Japanese war: Mexico got involved when Japan Invaded Manchuria (both outer and inner) in 1931. They send military aid and their own troops. When WW2 broke out, they fought alongside the Allies in the Pacific and once they gained enough ground in Manchuria they invaded Japan and fought alongside the Soviets also. Transitioning from Japan to Germany, Mexico despised them. When Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933 they dissolved all relations with Germany and did not recognize the Nazi government as legitimate. Mexico pressed other European powers to declare war on them but they wouldn't do it. Many Mexicans legitimately thought Hitler was a Demon, an evil spirit, or the Devil himself. Mexico's hatred towards Germany went so far that they put a Swastika on their own War flag as Hitler had tainted it. France, Britain, and Mexico were the first countries to declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland. The Aztecs did not fight Italy much during the war as they were weak, and not of their concern like the other two Axis powers. The Aztecs fought on the Pacific and Western fronts, and took part in D-day. The Aztecs were a part of the Grand Alliance/Big 4 (Mexico, US, UK, and USSR)
Mexico did not take sides in the cold war, it started out as an observer state in the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) but became a full member in 1967 but was kicked out in 1970 as it became clear that they were a great power with their own set of allied nations that leaned towards their interest (Those being China, the NIU, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, most of the countries in South America, and more). It took part in two wars, the Korean War and the invasion of China. Mexico was strongly against the division of Korea into two states, the Korean war was the opportunity to unite them, they convinced other UN combatants to not sign a ceasefire in 1953, with the North. In 1956 they won and the South government became the government of all Korea. Although South Korea was also under a dictatorship like the North, Mexico saw them as the lesser evil.
Invasion of China. China was going through a famine and the Aztecs saw this as an opportunity to overthrow the communist government in China. However, before the invasion, the PRC and Mexico did not have bad relations. Mexico was among the first nations to recognize the PRC as a country, but Mexico also recognized Taiwan too. However, over time they saw Mao's rule of China to be too authoritarian. On April 3rd, 1960 Chinese rebels backed by Mexico led an attack in Beijing. In the midst of all the confusion, Mexican forces invaded on April 6th. After that rebellions started all over the country, especially in Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang. The Soviets were terrified and sent troops on April 12th, but had trouble getting past the mongol and Manchu rebels. The Chinese government was overwhelmed and fell on May 4th. A democratic government was set in place and Taiwan joined China as an additional state 1 day later. The 3rd Republic of China was born.
Other 3 major wars the Aztecs were involved in
The Aztecs were also involved in the Opium War, the Mexican-American War, and Inca-Spanish war, the war on ISISK / ISIL (The K stands for Kurdistan), and the invasion of Gaza. They also participated a bit in the NIU-Russian war.
Geography: The nation inhabits all of Central America (Including every single island in the Caribbean), and parts of North America.
Climate: The climate is overall tropical and warm in Central America. In North America the climate is different, in some places it is dry and in others it varies and changes a lot. There are many mountains in the area where Mexico is in our universe and Nevada. There are deserts, tropical beaches, and rainforests.
Environment: The Environment is very beautiful. Ever since Mexico industrialized, there has been less forest but it has more than many other countries and is a popular tourist designation because of it. But there are many deserts that aren't as beautiful as their forest.
The population of 327,826,638 are very friendly, as their religion commands it. They are well educated and are very caring people. Most of them were modern clothes but some like to wear traditional Aztec, Latino, and Asian clothing.
The Majority of the Population follows the native Aztec religion. The 2nd largest religion is Buddhism, 3rd being Christianity, 4th being nonreligious, 5th the native Mayan Religion, 6th being Hinduism, 7th being Daoism, 8th others.
The Native Aztec Religion
The Aztecs refer to their gods as "Teotl" and they have many gods. The Aztecs shared some gods with the Mayans, Toltecs, and others, one of these gods being the serpent Quetzalcoatl, whose Mayan name is Kukulcan. The main god in the Aztec religion was the sun god Huitzilopochtli, which was the god Aztecs did human sacrifices to In the Aztec religion, as Huitzilopochtli needed human blood in order to keep the sun moving, and if the sun stopped moving then the Earth would end. The Aztecs believe that they originated from the Aztlan, which means "place of whiteness" or "the place of the Heron". In the Aztec religion, they were wandering until they found refuge in the Toltec Empire. They then sacrificed the Toltec Emperor's Daughter to Huitzilopochtli and ripped her heart out and threw it, in which a Cactus grew and an eagle went on the Cactus and grabbed and ate a snake, and this was the sign that the land where this cactus grew would be their new homeland, and this land later became Tenochtitlan. The Eagle with the snake was a sign from the Huitzilopochtli god to continue human sacrifices. They would stop doing sacrifices after the religious prophet and leader Eztli said they no longer needed to sacrifice humans and that Huizilopochtli would no longer feed on blood in order to keep the sun moving but instead feed on kindness.
The majority of the population are Central American / Mexican (Indigenous), with the 2nd biggest being Asian, 3rd being Bi-racial, 4th being Mexicano (Hispanic / Latino), 5th being Indian (India), 6th being white, 7th being North Polean (Inuit and Norse genetics), 8th being Black, 9th being Middle Eastern, 10th being North American (Native), 11th being Inuit.
Metro area population
Four Gods City
The Government of Mexico is about the same as the United States. It has a presidential system and is the Constitutional Republic and the Federal Presidential Republic. It has a legislature, and two houses: The Honorable House and the Peoples House. They have the same legislative system as the United States. They still have a Monarchy but they serve as a figurehead of the nation and have little power. There are 450 Peoples (People in the Peoples House) and 62 Honorables (People in the Honorables House). The Honorable House is basically the Senate and the People's House is basically the House of Representatives.
There are 3.73 Million people in the Mexican Military. There are Mexican Military bases all over the world, especially in Asia. Mexico is a superpower alongside China and Korea. Mexico has an Air Force, Ground Force, and Navy. There is a special military branch called the Eagle Warriors, which is a highly-trained unit.
Forign Relation and Diplomacy
Diplomacy and relations with other nations have been complicated. Mexico started using embassies before many European nations did and were the earliest nation in the Americas to do so. It started with the NIU (Norse Inuit Union)in 1436. Before the Spanish invaded they had good relations with their neighbors, but they had some wars with certain ones when they were expanding their empire to be on both the east and west coast but they later were assimilated into the Aztec population. They had great relations with the two nations from different continents that they knew of, the NIU and China. They have never had bad relations with the NIU. When the Spanish invaded however that is when they started to have bad relations with nations. They obviously did not have good relations with Spain due to them taking most of their territory in the Americas. Today relations with Spain and Mexico are not great due to Spain's unapologetic attitude to Spanish Imperialism in the Americas. The European country that had the best relations in the 1500s was France as they mined each other’s own business and they had common enemies, the Spanish and later the British. Even after France started having better relations with Spain, relations were still not bad, but they became somewhat complicated. Mexico had bad relations with the British when they wanted to take over NIU land but didn't do so due to Mexico's presence in the nation and relations became even worse after they aided China in the Opium war and won. The tactics they used to win were acting like they were going to sign a treaty then surprise attack the British and then Invade India starting a revolution there that could have led to India’s independence, which didn’t make things any better. The opium war also complicated their relations between western powers like France, who fought with the British and the U.S who were neutral. Speaking of the US when they became independent relations with the two nations were ok but they over time got worse and worse, the breaking point being under Andrew Jackson when he tried removing natives from their lands in the U.S and they eventually went to war over Texas. Relations with the U.S got better over time but were still shaky due to the United States’ imperialistic policies today and them being a rival superpower. The Aztecs got better relations with the British after the British Empire fell. Even when they were both on the same side in WW2, relations between the two were still bad due to Churchill being a white supremacist and an imperialist. Mexico currently has the best relations with China, but their relationship with the NIU is still very good. When their ally China became the 2nd superpower, their relationship strengthened. The Western world wasn't so pleased with this.
Mexico has military bases all over the world, the first one they had in a foreign nation was the NIU, which is still maintained till this day.
Fiscal Year: January 1rst to December 31st
GDP (nominal): 35.15 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: 94,098,125.1662
Labor Force: 195,871,276 people
Unemployment rate: 0.7%
Mexico's economic system is capitalism but there are a lot of government-owned industries. For example, the internet, TV, Therapy services, mental health services, and nuclear power are government-run. Mexico has a national insurance healthcare plan where people who can't afford private healthcare get healthcare from the government. Mexico's economic system is very successful and they have the best economy in the world with a GDP of 35.15 trillion.
Mexico's biggest industries are in Agricultural and Technology. The Cholate, Banana, Tobacco, and corn industries are some of the biggest in the Agricultural industry. The Mexican food industry is very big with there being a lot of food chains.
Aztec Caste System/Feudalism
The Aztecs traditionally had a strict caste system that was very similar to European Feudalism. In 1443, on June 8th, nobles were required by the Tlatoani (ruler) to treat serfs better and serfs that worked on farms got a percentage of the crops they grew. Nobles were required to treat their serfs with kindness and any nobles found mistreating workers would have their land and titles taken away from them. Feudalism would be gone for good in the Empire on May 11th, 1809. Slavery was also abolished in 1443 and slaves were reclassified as serfs. One big expectation to the system was freed Blacks from Spanish Slavery. These slaves were allowed to choose their own destiny, to work as serfs, create their own business, or work as what we would call normal workers. A lot of the freed Blacks would still work on plantations but with better conditions, better pay, and having more free time.
The Culture in Mexico is influenced by the native Mexican (Aztec) culture, but there are a lot of influences from Chinese, Latino, and Mayan culture. Some holidays include Huitzilopochtli day, Mexican day, Chinese New Year, Day of the Dead, Qingming Festival, and Christmas.
Native Mexican/Aztec culture
One thing that is of note about Mexican culture, is that they do not usually have surnames names, although throughout the 1600s till today, there have been debates on whether or not they should have surnames. People that are not of the native Mexican culture or are descendants of foreigners do tend to have surnames. The Government has traditionally required that people that do not have surnames have a government-issued number in replace of a surname so they can be identified for stuff like taxation and other things, this is still the case today.
One other thing that foreigners find interesting is the Aztec death whistle which makes a terrifying scream.
Some notable native foods include tortillas, chile, and chocolate. Later when the Spanish arrived one of the soldiers that the Aztecs took prisoner was a well-respected chef named Tomás Araya and he was well respected in his unit. One of the Aztec prison guards found out about this and told the person who ran the prison about this. The person governor asked him to cook for him. This is where modern-day Mexican food that we know in our universe would originate, a blend of European food and Indigenous foods, and later Latinosm would also contribute as well. Tomás Araya would start his own company called "Araya's Exotic Foods" which is still around today.
In Mexico, there are many bridges, and most roads and buildings are in good condition. Tenochtitlan is still standing, with the most famous sites being the grand temple, the emperor's palace, and the grand statues of Sun Tzu, Odin, and Huitzilopochtli. Many Mayan and Aztec structures are still standing. Infrastructure in Mexico also has a lot of Asian influences, especially from Japan and China.
The government uses fossil fuels, solar, and nuclear power. However, the government has been moving away from fossil fuels to instead shift its focus to nuclear power. Some Fossil Fuel companies have already been disbanded. Mexico is also a signature of the Paris Climate Accords. Hydro and solar energy are also used.