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While the US was heavily distracted from events south of the border, Mexico was planned by French leaders to become a puppet state of France. French soldiers and a puppet leader, tried to establish a "colony" of sorts in Mexico. When the US Civil War ended, troops were sent to the Mexican border and the US threatened military action unless France withdrew itself from Mexico. The puppet leader of Mexico was hung by the Mexican people.

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Q: Who occupied Mexico during the US Civil War?
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What country occupied Mexico during th American Civil War?

Mexico was occupied by France during the American Civil war.

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