Why is Pancho Villa important in Mexican history?

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Pancho Villa was important because he was part of the group of rebels who supported Francisco Madero in the Mexican Revolution when he rose up against the regime of Porfirio Diaz.  Madero came to power but was then overthrown and killed.  Victoriano Huerta then took power.  Villa was the leader of one of the armies that fought against Huerta's regime.  Villa and the other leaders were able to overthrow Huerta and to set up the semi-democratic system that is still in place in Mexico today (it has become much more democratic in the last 12 years).  Villa, then, was famous because he was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution.

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