The Revolution Of Nicaragua 's Society

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The Nicaraguan Revolution from 1927 to 1979 was critical in the reconstruction of Nicaragua’s society. In an already turmoil-filled Latin America, this revolution reshaped how Latin American countries dealt with foreign occupation while helping the country form an identity[JLW1] . In Nicaragua, the people were confronted with a war against the United States and resisting the Somoza regime. They had to overcome these obstacles in an attempt to finally establish peace in society. However, their journey towards peace was only complicated by political stratagems by western powers for Cold War supremacy; in other words, Nicaraguans were not only at war with themselves but also with western expansion. The United States government’s obsession with halting the spread of communism and controlling Latin American countries propelled the revolution to new heights. Although his revolution has always had a unique place in Latin America history, this topic is still rather unknown. There has always existed an extensive supply[JLW2] of records on the revolution but it wasn’t until the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s [JLW3] when political historians started to write about it. Overall, most historians were intrigued by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and wrote extensively on United States occupation leading up to the revolution. Many Latin American historians focused on the political ideologies of Augosto Sandino and his revolutionaries. Specifically, how Sandino’s

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