History of Nicaragua

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  • Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal Analysis

    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 asymmetrical significance of this model of development, however, as well as the apparent disadvantages of unilateral economic liberalization…

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  • National Literacy Crusade

    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

    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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  • Reflective Essay: My First Trip To Nicaragua

    It will be two years next month since I have seen you and 5 years since my first trip to Nicaragua. As a high school sophomore I was lucky enough to travel to Nicaragua to a rural village in four hours Northeast of Managua, as I have told you before. Upon my arrival I have seen the unwavering hospitality of the Nicaraguan people and their enormous hearts. My time in Nicaragua has also challenged me to think about my privilege simply having been born in the US and some of the realities of third…

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  • The Corruption In Nicaragua

    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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  • Latin American Democracy Analysis

    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

    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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  • Social Order In Latin America

    Nicaragua has a similar history but has had external foreign involvement that aided in the establishment of dictators and the political elite. Nicaragua gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and was subsumed into the first Mexican Empire until 1823. In 1823 Nicaragua joined the Federal Republic of Central America until it gained its sovereign independence in 1838. Previous to that time most of Nicaragua’s indigenous population was decimated except the Miskito Indians that later mixed with…

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  • Obedience And Disobedience Analysis

    War, genocide, and slavery have been common themes throughout American history. In determining why these atrocities have happened and reoccurred, one must consider the roles obedience and disobedience have played in these events. Obedience is the conformance of rules established by an authority figure. On the other hand, disobedience is the refusal to follow the rules established by an authority figure, even when realizing the consequences. In A People 's History of the United States, Howard…

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  • Nicaragua

    Nicaragua From the 500 miles of coastline to the hundreds of baseball fields across the country, Nicaragua is more than just a large country in Central America. Tourists thrive in Nicaragua, enjoying the beaches, the scenery, including the volcanoes, but they tend to keep away from Lake Nicaragua, which is the only lake in the world known to contain freshwater sharks. Nicaragua’s unique history, diverse geography, large population, and various dishes make it one of a kind. …

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