With the additions of the native colonies of the Aztec, Zapotec, and Mayan Protectorates, and Texas to the previously created Yucatan and Guatemala, Spain realized that the region needed a central government to rule over them, similar to the Spanish Caribbean.
In 1521, Spanish Diplomats and Missionaries, guarded by dismounted conquistadors, approached Montezuma and the Aztec people. Searching for gold, Cortez wondered if they could overthrow the government and claim the land for Spain. However, Montezuma saw these people as a threat, and ordered their deaths. After cutting down 24 warriors down with their guns, Cortez and the expedition party were captured and sacrificed.
Future of Mexico
A Cold War developed between the Aztec Empire and the West Indies Trade Company for the next 5 years. Finally, in 1527, a deal was made, similar to the Granada Deal of the 15th Century. Montezuma, knowing they had no chance of surviving a war, gave his terms to the Spanish Caribbean Government. Disease had killed many of his people, and the priests, unable to do anything, grew less and less popular. Many were in agreement with Montezuma when he said if the Aztecs could remain a sovereign state, they would convert to Catholicism and become a state of the Spanish Empire, free from slavery. The Spanish agreed, but only if the Aztecs would pay tribute with gold. Furthermore, the Mayans and Zapotecs would get their own sovereign state, and the Spanish Yucatan Colony would remain free, population mixed with white Spaniards and brown Mayans. The Aztecs would lose its religion and many of its morals, but the culture of the Meso-American people would survive into the modern day, due to the protective and tolerant Spanish Empire. This treaty would be the first of many New World Agreements.
The charter for the North
With Spanish being an official language in the Aztec Protectorate, the Aztecs now had a voice in all New World affairs. In 1548, the Aztec Empire gained the right to colonize land north up to the Rio Grande River. With Aztec Territory almost doubling, the state would become part of a new colonial country with the Zapotec, Mayan, Yucatan and Guatemala Colonies, forming Spanish Mexico.
Seat of the Spanish Mexican Government
The governor of the new colonial country, named Spanish Mexico, would be seated in Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Protectorate. Despite the fact that all leaders in the colony are local individuals, the Governor of Spanish Mexico must be led by a white Spaniard, according to King Juan Carlos I. The colonial government would govern over all the native colonies, Yucatan, Guatemala, and Texas. Spanish Mexico, now one of the biggest countries in the world, would be ruled by the powerful government of Spain. The Aztec Protectorate would now be governed by two head officials: the local Aztec-elected Chieftain and the Spanish-Elected Colonial Governor. Spanish Mexico will never revolt in its history, due to the Aztec's appreciation that the Spanish let them rule themselves under their protection. Compared to Spanish Caribbean, the new colonial country would be significantly weaker upon emergence.
Portuguese Merchants seize Colima
Upon hearing of potential gold on the west coast of North America in 1557, the Merchant class of Spain knew they would not be able to claim the area if there was no powerful trade city on the Pacific. Panama, now an urban metropolis (for the time), had no spare room to expand trade revenue. The Portuguese Merchants decided to pick a coastal area along the Aztec Protectorate to establish a great city. They settled on Colima, a region favored by the Aztec Chieftain, Mamexi. To prevent dispute, the merchants promised Mamexi to share profit from the Pacific. Now balancing tribute to both the Monarchy and the Aztecs, the Merchants only gained a portion of what they gained, which was still a good amount. The establishment of Colima City proved fruitful for all sides.
The Yucatan Colony was forged from what Hernan Cortes successfully invaded in his conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521. Despite Cortes' death in his crusade, the West Indies Trade Company made moves to save the new province from being re annexed by the Aztecs. In the Cold War between the Aztecs and the WITC (see Aztec Protectorate above), the borders of Yucatan and the Aztec Empire were firmly set. 5 years later, when the deal was signed, the Aztecs relinquished their claim to the peninsula.
The White-Dominated Colony
The Penal Colony
Treating Protestants and Muslims as criminals, the Spanish Government made attempts to remove them. In 1543, King Juan Carlos I, son of the late King Alfonso V of Portugal (died sick) and the Queen Mother Isabella I of Castile, gave the Duke of Galicia's second son Andres a charter to colonize land north of the Rio Grande and west of the Mississippi. At first, the colony grew plump with Catholics, however the colony was running out of money. The West Indies Trade Company, who helped set up the new colony, was near bankrupt. Turing to the monarchy as his last hope Andres pleaded for funding. King Juan Carlos I accepted, but only because he had a problem himself. As religious violence kept stirring up the country was running out of suitable prisons to keep "evil" heretics and heathens. Andres would resentfully allow Spanish Protestants and Muslims to come to the new colony, which was named Texas after the native people in the region. Texas grew quite large, and today the area has a great mix of religions, including future Hindus that would come from India seeking work and African slaves brought there against their will.
Territories of the North
In the next decades after Colima City was established, others decided to go deeper into the American mainland in search of their own fortune to make a profit off of. By 1574, The California and Arizona Territories were founded. Living among Native peoples, like the Pueblos, the regions prospered, although not as successfully as Mexico. Within the next few years, the regions were incorporated into Spanish Mexico. These territories were originally private run, but in time the California Territory would be seized by the Merchants, who heard of great gold expanses.