Cristero War

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Cristero War (Spanish: La Cristiada), armed conflict (1926-29) within Mexico between the government under President Plutarco Elías Calles and pro-Catholic civilians who called themselves "Cristeros", a reference to Jesus Christ being their king. Originally born out of the anti-clerical laws encoded within the Constitution of 1917, actions against the government turned violent in the wake of brutal suppression and restrictions against the church by Calles, resulting in the deaths of 90,000 people.

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