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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 41. Civil Wars in Nicaragua and Honduras (1978–1990)
Chapter 41. Civil Wars in Nicaragua and Honduras (1978–1990)
At Issue

The Nicaraguan Civil War of 1978–1979, also called the Sandinista Revolution, was a Marxist rebellion against the brutal and corrupt Somoza regime, which had come to power with American support during the Nicaraguan Civil War of 1925–1933 (Chapter 35). The subsequent Nicaraguan Civil War of 1982–1990 was a counterrevolution by right-wing remnants ...

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