One hundred years ago a revolution rocked Mexico. The decade war spotlighted great revolutionary luminaries such as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, as well as sharp moments of violence that spread across Mexico and spilled into the United States. Between 1910 and 1920, war, depravation, starvation, economic disparity, migration, and civil strife tore at the fabric of Mexican society. Historians debate whether the Mexican revolution actually produced the genuine democracy, a fairer distribution of national wealth, a casting of foreign inluence, and a commitment to human rights. Essentially, it is a question of whether the Mexican Revolution was a revolution at all or just a continuation of past political practices in Mexico.