Nicaragua - A Historical Reference

Spain entered Nicaragua in the 1500's and rapidly founded it as a colony. The population of the nation rapidly became reduced due to disease, deportation, and slavery by the Spaniards. Granada was founded as the colonial head of the nation, and was one of the first settlements developed in the Americas by the Europeans.

Nicaragua remained a city state of Spain until 1821, when it stated its freedom. Britain however ruled the Caribbean shore, but slowly gave up control during the next couple of decades. In 1838, Nicaragua declared itself as an independent republic. Soon there after, a U.S. capitalist named William Walker set his sights on taking over the nation and having the US Government occupy it as a slave country to supply the South. Meanwhile, Nicaragua was in the middle of a civil war at the time. Walker did manage to gain control throughout Nicaragua, but he rapidly lost it as soon as he attempted to enter Costa Rica. Walker ultimately left the nation, however was executed in Honduras soon thereafter.

Most of the 20th Century was framed by the regime of the Somozas; first the father and then his sons. By the conclusion of the 1970's, unrest among the population erupted into a rebellion, and eventually the Somoza empire ended at the hands of the Sandinista army. Again, the U.S. played a role in Nicaragua's history, via teaching and supplying objectors to combat the Sandinistas and their control of the nation. Eventually, an end of war deal was made, and in 1990 the nation arranged its first democratic elections. They have moved forward ever since.

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