Posted by Constanza on May 07, 1998 at 14:20:06:
In response to Geography ;-), written by Karen R on May 06, 1998 at 13:38:34
] But when did all those (pardon the term) banana imperialist wars take place?
I checked about Mexico, it was last century.
You mean the independence wars? They started around 1810 (though a little earlier in Nicaragua), when Napoleon forced the Spanish king to abdicated in favour of his own brother Joseph (Bayona's farce). Most local cabildos (local authorities) used a loophole in the law to appoint creoles as government (juntas). Of course the Spanish were not too happy about it.
The actual declaration of independence took some time, according to the various political reasons in the different countries. Then, of course, most of us had civil wars, until we agreed what sort of government/constitution we were to have; then quarrels with our neightbours in order to settle the borders, then various coup d'etat because the militars disagreed with the civil governments, and finally democracy (late 70s). There was always some war or another taking place in these lands, so you see, SG was playing a sure one when she chose Nicaragua ;-)
- Not sure about a Anglo-Nicaraguan war Kay 14:57:44 5/07/98 (4)
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