“Puzzle Battle” By Tomohito Nishiura
Professor Layton And The Unwound Future
June 19, 1867: Maximilian I of Mexico is executed.
In May of 1864, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I, arrived in Veracruz to claim the emperorship that was offered him by the conservative elite of Mexico, who, backed by Napoleon III of France, sought to establish a monarchy in their country. In the midst of its civil war, the United States could do nothing to interfere or enforce the Monroe Doctrine when the French intervention in Mexico began. The reign of Maximiliano and empress consort Carlota lasted three years.
During the Reform War, which took place primarily between 1857 and 1861, the divide between Mexico’s conservative and liberal factions nearly tore the country apart; most conservatives desired a strong central government that would protect their property and the roles of the Church and military, and the liberals generally fought for reform and a dismantlement of the Church’s hegemonic ower. Maximilian alienated both his conservative backers by earnestly enacting (or attempting to enact) progressive policies, such as land reforms, religious freedom, and the expansion of rights for peasants and workers; he alienated the liberals by virtue of being a European, European-installed monarch.
When the American Civil War came to an end in 1865, the United States began expressing its support for Benito Juárez and his allies, liberals who fought French occupation and Maximilian’s rule. In 1866, the emperor lost the vital backing of French troops, withdrawn by Napoleon III due to Mexican resistance, pressure from the United States, and rising tensions between France and Prussia (war broke out between the nations four years later). Abandoned by many of his followers, Maximilian was urged to abdicate; he would not, however, desert his remaining supporters, and fought on until his capture in May of 1867. Juárez, president of Mexico again, refused to commute Maximilian’s death sentence, and Mexico’s first and last Emperor - an archduke from Vienna - was executed by firing squad on a hill in Querétaro, Mexico.
they always look so GRUMPY!
I kept chanting to myself “don’t make the leaves look like feathers, don’t make the leaves look like feathers…”
Test Number Three.
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Oh wow. I am pretty much in love with this.
These stunning display of lights is apart of Japan’s annual Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato. The atmosphere is simply amazing, The theme this year is “Nature”. The floral lights in the tunnel creates a magical feel, millions of LED lights that are in flower shaped bulbs showcases the beauty of the well lit tunnels. It’s reported that nearly all the displays are powered by use of solar panels. Such an amazing show! if you’re in Japan between now and March 31, 2012 make sure to visit this park, which is located in Nagashima and known for flower blossoms and onsens.
i’ve done like, 12 things in my life probably, and i regret 16 of them
i made a makeup tutorial for all my fellow feminists out there bye