The History of Nicaragua

Spain invaded Nicaragua in the 1500's and rapidly founded it as a colony. The population of the nation rapidly became ruined as a result of disease, deportation, and slavery by the Spaniards. Granada was founded as the colonial head of the nation, and was one of the beginning communities built in the Americas by the Europeans.

Nicaragua remained a colony of Spain until 1821, at what time it declared its independence. Britain in spite of everything ruled the Caribbean shore, then gradually handed over jurisdiction throughout the next couple of decades. In 1838, Nicaragua declared 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 annex it as a slave country to supply the South. Meanwhile, Nicaragua was in the middle of a civil war during this. Walker did manage to gain dominance over Nicaragua, then he rapidly lost it the minute he tried to invade Costa Rica. Walker finally left the nation, however was executed in Honduras soon thereafter.

The majority of the 20th Century was framed by the regime of the Somozas; beginning with the father and then his sons. By the close of the 1970's, disturbance among the population exploded into a rebellion, and finally the Somoza reign stopped by means of the Sandinista army. Yet again, the U.S. took part in Nicaragua's history, via training and arming objectors to fight the Sandinistas and their regime of the nation. Finally, a peace deal was made, and in 1990 the nation organized its first democratic elections. They have moved forward ever since.

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