Pancho Villa lived in violent, brutal times and the necessities of those times made him a violent, brutal man.  He was a revolutionary, who fought for his country and his people through ten years of civil war.  He was born in 1878, a time when the land owners and the Church grew fat by stealing land from the peasants and exploiting their labour.  Villa saw his fellow revolutionaries Madero and Carranza turn into greedy politicians upon gaining office, forgetting their promises to their loyal followers.  He helped create a revolution; yet tragically, he could not help solve it.