Excerpt from Forging a Nation:
Alemán quickly discovered that there was a large world out there starting a process of reconstruction after six years of war.
Aware that foreign investment was necessary for the growth of Mexico, Alemán broke with the revolutionary group and used his charm to foment an expanding economy with a view to industrialization.
He presented Mexico as a new democratic nation eager to participate in the post-war world.
The population in Mexico had doubled since 1930 and a growing middle class demanded the Government’s attention.