Real-World History of Nicaragua

Spain entered Nicaragua in the 1500's and swiftly established it as a settlement. The inhabitants of the nation swiftly became ruined due to disease, deportation, and slavery by the Spaniards. Granada was established as the colonial head of the nation, and was one of the first settlements constructed in the Americas by the Europeans.

Nicaragua remained a city state of Spain until 1821, at what time it stated its freedom. Britain in spite of everything ruled the Caribbean shore, however gradually gave up control over the next couple of decades. In 1838, Nicaragua affirmed itself as an independent republic. Shortly afterward, a U.S. capitalist named William Walker set his sights on appropriating the nation and having the US Government occupy it as a slave country to support the South. Meanwhile, Nicaragua was in the middle of a civil war at the time. Walker did succeed in gaining control over Nicaragua, however he swiftly lost it as soon as he attempted to enter Costa Rica. Walker finally left the nation, but was executed in Honduras soon thereafter.

Nearly all of the 20th Century was framed by the rule of the Somozas; beginning with the father and then his sons. By the conclusion of the 1970's, unrest amongst the population erupted into an uprising, and eventually the Somoza reign stopped by the Sandinista army. Once more, the U.S. took part in Nicaragua's past, by instructing and supplying revolutionaries to combat the Sandinistas and their regime of the nation. Finally, a peace deal was brokered, and in 1990 the nation arranged its first democratic elections. They have moved forward ever since.

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