The year 1910 was the most famous sequence of events in the Revolution of 1910. Signs of a revolution emerged when General Porfirio Diaz, who had ruled over Mexico for the past 30 years due to harsh rule towards his enemies and the constant rigging of Mexican elections, had to run against a man whom the general public had a great liking towards. This man was named Francisco Madero. Once Diaz identified that Madero posed a true threat to his occupation, he decided to arrest and imprison Madero. This event results in Diaz winning yet another rigged election. After the election had passed and Diaz officially won, Madero went to Texas in order to tell all the Mexicans to revolt but alas, no one really cared for what he had to say. When Madero saw the hopeless situation he was in, he quickly decided that he was going to use some of his wealth to aide him in his times of desperation, and he did just that. Madero used his wealth to arm bands of peasant guerillas in Northern Mexico. The leader of one of these bands was known as Pancho Villa and in the south, the leader was known as Emiliano Zapata. Zapata raised an army of over 5000 men. After a year, Madero’s peasant army had defeated Mexico’s army.