• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Colonization of the Nicaraguan Pacific coast was undertaken by Spaniards from Panama, beginning in 1523. France and Britain, however, and later the USA, all tried to play a colonial or semi-colonial role in Nicaragua. Nicaragua became an independent republic in 1838 but its independence was often threatened by US intervention. Between 1910 and 1930 the country was under almost continuous US military occupation.

República de Nicaragua


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Further Reading

  1. Dematteis, L. and Vail, C., Nicaragua: a Decade of Revolution. New York, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Dijkstra, G., Industrialization in Sandinista Nicaragua: Policy and Party in a Mixed Economy. Boulder (CO), 1992Google Scholar
  3. Walker, T. W., Nicaragua: the Land of Sandino. 2nd ed. Boulder (Colo.), 1991Google Scholar
  4. Woodward, R. L., Nicaragua. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  5. National statistical office: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, ManaguaGoogle Scholar

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