History of Nicaragua

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    The Nicaragua Canal began construction during the month of December in 2014. The Canal is being built towards the south of Nicaragua starting from the city of Brito and ending in Bluefields; another city in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua Canal will be connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; or the Atlantic Ocean. Back in the 16th century, Napoleon III of France dreamed of building the canal after a Spanish explorer conducted the first survey for the project at that time, but the project failed; Nicaragua has a history for their canal schemes to fail. It wasn’t until Chinese billionaire; Wang Jing visited Nicaragua and gave the Nicaraguans hope for a new canal to be built. The canal is planned to be about three times the size of the Panama…

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    geoeconomic concerns for Nicaragua, its people, and the international community. Opponents are concerned about the potential for irreversible environmental damage, the disruption of indigenous communities, and the involvement of a private Chinese company that was given the 50-year concession to build and operate the canal. Proponents cite the canal as the only viable option to address the increasing poverty of Nicaragua in spite of its lack of assured long-term economic development. The…

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    sides to every story and Robert Persano’s documentary Nicaragua…the Dream of a Generation offers a unique view into the Sandinista Popular Revolution. The film interviews Argentine internationalists who contributed to the revolution in various ways, from providing medical care to fighting on the front lines. The filmmakers themselves talk about their own experiences in Nicaragua and the lasting impact it has had on their work. Most importantly, however, the documentary seeks to understand the…

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    branch consists of a supreme court of 16 judges who are elected by the National Assembly every 5 years as well appeals , civil, criminal, and military courts (The World Factbook: NICARAGUA). The biggest differences the Nicaraguan government has in comparison to Costa Rica involve Nicaragua’s military, Nicaragua's lack of major political parties, and Nicaragua’s poor economy. Unlike Costa Rica who doesn’t have a military, Nicaragua has a military that includes an Navy and Air Force and as of…

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    National Literacy Crusade

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    A half decade after the conclusion of the National Literacy Crusade, Deborah Brandt composed an analysis on the history of Sandinista education entitled, “Popular Education” in Nicaragua: The First Five Years (1985, edited by Thomas W. Walker). Brandt argued the symbiotic relationship between the militia members of the Sandinista National Liberation Front or the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) and the historically disenfranchised rural peasants through popular education…

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    Monroe Doctrine

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    principle” by which the U.S. could reasonably violate the territorial sovereignty of Central American states in the name of good, old democracy. Secondly, and more importantly Theodore Roosevelt’s and Woodrow Wilson’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine further established U.S. military and economic hegemony within the region, by ensuring that the U.S. became the most important adjudicator in the resolution of conflicts within the region through establishing important investment avenues between the…

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    Costa Rica Research Paper

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    The history of Costa Rica is there culture that has a reflection of its racial diversity in many ways.Their history is an important aspect of Costa Rica's cultural legacy is their love for peace and democracy.Costa Rica’s predominant influence has long been European, which is reflected in everything from the official language -- Spanish -- to the architecture of the country's churches and other historic buildings. The indigenous influence is less visible, but can be found in everything from the…

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    It is still unclear whether Reagan himself was in charge of the Iran Contra scandal or if he was only aware of what his administration was doing and decided to neglect interfering with the issue. Either way, Reagan is to blame for this scandal due to his knowledge of what his administration was doing and his failure to stop what was going on. Nicaragua was primarily ruled by the communist Sandinistas until a rebel group, the Contras, emerged. The Contras were democratic, like the United States,…

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    Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America and has had a difficult path to democracy characterized by the ongoing struggles between generations of family dictatorship and civil war. Sean M. Lynn-Jones, an editor for the Belfer Center Studies in Harvard university, defined contemporary democracy as having several common elements. First, democracies are countries in which there are institutional mechanisms that allow the people to choose their leaders. Second, prospective leaders…

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    Nicaraguan Guerilla War

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    The Cold War was affected by several countries at the time. Sometimes affected positively, other times negatively. Nicaragua was one of the countries that affected the Cold war because they were a communist country, and the people of Nicaragua did not know that communism was bad. When the U.S marines came to Nicaragua, the Contra War erupted, and a guerilla war was formed were few of the many events that affected the cold war. Nicaragua affected the Cold War positively because the the Guerrilla…

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