Nicaragua - A Historical Reference

Spain invaded Nicaragua in the 1500's and rapidly established it as a colony. The inhabitants of the country rapidly became devastated as a result of disease, deportation, and slavery by the Spaniards. Granada was established as the colonial head of the country, and was one of the first settlements constructed in the Americas by the Europeans.

Nicaragua remained a city state of Spain until 1821, when it pronounced its freedom. Britain still controlled the Caribbean shore, then bit by bit gave up jurisdiction over the next couple of decades. In 1838, Nicaragua declared itself as an independent republic. Soon there after, a U.S. industrialist named William Walker set his sights on appropriating the country and having the US Government occupy it as a slave state to assist the South. Meanwhile, Nicaragua was in the middle of a civil war during this. Walker did succeed in gaining power throughout Nicaragua, then he rapidly lost it the minute he attempted to occupy Costa Rica. Walker ultimately left the country, however was executed in Honduras shortly thereafter.

Most 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, disturbance among the population exploded into an uprising, and ultimately the Somoza reign stopped by the Sandinista army. Once more, the U.S. participated in Nicaragua's past, via teaching and arming rebels to combat the Sandinistas and their regime of the country. Eventually, a peace treaty was reached, and in 1990 the country held its first democratic elections. They have moved forward ever since.

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