American involvement in Nicaragua largest Central American country

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American involvement in Nicaragua largest Central American country - American involvement in Nicaragua the largest Central American country - America was fully involved in Nicaraguan affairs from 1909 - 1933. Just like the current reasons for invading iraq, The U.S. justified the intervention of Nicaragua by claiming to protect U.S. lives and property. Zelaya resigned later that year.

the United States Augusto C. SandinoIn 1909 provided political support to conservative-led forces rebelling against President Zelaya due to differences over the proposed Nicaragua Canal. All US invasions only happen due to its own benefits and Nicaraguaian was no different. On November 18, 1909, U.S. warships were sent to the area after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) were executed by order of Zelaya because:

Nicaragua's potential as a destabilizing influence in the region
Zelaya's attempts to regulate foreign access to Nicaraguan natural resources

Please read the answer below for more detailed on what role America played in Nicaragua.....

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  1. Guest999
    President of Nicaragua, Adolfo Díaz in August 1912 requested that the Secretary of War, General Luis Mena, resign due to fear that he was leading an insurrection. General Luis Mena did a runner along with his brother who was the Chief of Police of Managua and started an insurrection. When the U.S. Legation asked President Díaz to ensure the safety of American citizens and property during the insurrection he replied that he could not and that...

    “ In consequence my Government desires that the Government of the United States guarantee with its forces security for the property of American Citizens in Nicaragua and that it extend its protection to all the inhabitants of the Republic.”

    This guarantee of security allowed the U.S. Marines to occupy Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933,only exception to this occupation was for a short period of nine month period beginning in 1925. Nicaragua was mainly ruled by the conservative party, which was ruled by The Chamorro family infect ruled the entire country.

    The United we stand America always gets what she wants and in 1914, the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty was signed, affectively giving the U.S. control over the proposed canal, as well as leases for potential canal defenses. America ruled the canal for 14 years.  

    when the U.S marines left in 1926 America made sure it was a bloody affair; a major violent conflict between liberals and conservatives took place known as the Constitutionalist War, which resulted in a coalition government and the return of U.S. Marines.

    Gen. Augusto C. Sandino from 1927 until 1933 led an ongoing guerrilla war first against the Conservative regime and subsequently against the U.S. Marines, who withdrew upon the establishment of a new Liberal government. Sandino was the only Nicaraguan general to refuse to sign the el tratado del Espino Negro agreement and then headed up to the northern mountains of Las Segovias, where he went head to head with the US Marines for over five years.

    The continued revolt finally forced the United States to compromise and leave the country. History shows America we desrive never invades or leaves without getting what She wants. When the Americans left Nicaragua in 1933, they set up the Guardia Nacional a combined military and police force trained and equipped by the Americans and designed to be loyal to U.S. interests.

    Just like Hamid karzai in Afghanistan is placed as the man in charge in Afghanistan, when Americans left Nicgragua in 1933; Anastasio Somoza García, a close friend of the American government, was put in charge. He was one of the three rulers of the country, the others being Sandino and the President Juan Bautista Sacasa.

    After the US Marines withdrew from Nicaragua in January 1933, Sandino and the newly-elected Sacasa government reached an agreement by which he would cease his guerrilla activities in return for amnesty, a grant of land for an agricultural colony, and retention of an armed band of 100 men for a year. But a growing hostility between Sandino and Somoza led Somoza to order the assassination of Sandino. Fearing future armed opposition from Sandino, Somoza invited him to a meeting (meeting of death) in Managua, where Sandino was assassinated on February 21 of 1934 by the National Guard. Hundreds of men, women, and children were executed later.

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