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CEBALLOS RAMIREZ, Manuel. The Configuration of the Mexican Historical Northeast: long duration, identity and geopolitics. Secuencia [online]. 2006, n.65, pp.7-37. ISSN 2395-8464.

This article seeks to show how, during the configuration of the nation, the Mexican northeast has attempted to join it and act in consequence. These moments include the constituent congressesof Cadiz in 1811 and of Mexico in 1823. It also considers the effects of the Ayutla Revolution and the Monterrey Plan during the period from 1854 to 1867. The article analyzes the period of Bernardo Reyes and trade before and after the railroad and of course the effects of the Mexican Revolution. It also shows how this unity has lasted until the present from the economic, social and geopolitical point of view. To this end, it attempts to recreate both the process of configuration and the contents of the identity of the northeast based on the assumption that this is a region that has gradually been established as a geographical, economic, demographic, cultural, historical and even familial unit. The starting point is the process of novohispanic colonization in the late 16th century, which, two centuries later, would create the first state, called Internal Provinces of the East, comprising the colony of Nuevo Santander and the provinces of Texas and San Francisco de Coahuila. The districts of Parras and Saltillo, which originally belonged to Nueva Vizcaya, were also added to the latter.

Keywords : Configuration; northeast; geopolitics; unity and federation.

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