Plutarco Elias Calles Biography

President (non-U.S.)(1877–1945)
Plutarco Elías Calles served as the president of Mexico from 1924-1928. He is best known fiercely opposing Roman Catholicism, which led to the Cristero War.

Synopsis

Plutarco Elías Calles is a Mexican general and politician who served as the president of Mexico from 1924-1928. He was the founder of the Partido Nacional Revolucionario (PND) which became the major Mexican political party. Calles' fierce opposition to the Roman Catholics eventually led to the Cristero War, a civil war between government forces and Catholic rebels.

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