Geographical advantages and limitations affecting the development of Mexico
Flaherty, Mary Elizabeth
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Mexico has proven to be a land of great variety; both in population and resources. This variation could, if properly directed, build a unified country from the present, badly disected country. The study just concluded indicated that Nexico is now a country passing through a transition period, emerging from a semi-colonial state to one of greater industrialization and thereby attaining a higher degree of self-sufficiency. As the Republic is still essentially agricultural, with about 75% of the labor force of the country occupied with agricultural pursuits; the industrialization process naturally has to proceed at a slow pace, despite the remarkable progress realized during the past few years. However, the very fact that the Mexican economy is primarily based upon the labors of the country folk and farmers who till the soil, makes imperative the modernization of agriculture and the expansion of the cultivated area through extensive irrigation works, designed to satisfy adequately the domestic demand for foodstuffs and other agricultural products.
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University