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Myan pyramid  during the  Spring Equinox, Yucatan, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere were several indigenous empires previous to the Aztecs. A lot of people believe that the Aztecs were the leading power in Mexico but they were just a power in a region. There are the Mayans down south and other indigenous tribes controlling the north.
 
The Spanish conquered part of Mexico, which extended all the way up to Canada. (Mexico lost a good portion of its territory in the Mexican-American War.)  When most of Mexico proclaimed its independence, some regions like the Yucatan Peninsula did not join Mexico and weren’t actually part of Mexico for several periods.  The Yucatan was part of Mexico then in and out three times before they decided on staying with the republic of Mexico. You can see in the food and the music, which definitely has a German-French influence.  This extends not only in architecture but also in gastronomy and in customs.  I believe that this makes Mexico more of a melting pot than the US has ever been.
 
 
(Mayan pyramid in the ancient city of Chichen Itza  during the  spring equinox, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured.)

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