1979 - Nicaraguan Revolution

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Title: 1979 - Nicaraguan Revolution

About: Following a general strike and mass urban uprisings, Sandinista rebels overthrow the US-backed Somoza dictatorship. The anti-imperialist national revolution brings health, education and land reform to one of Latin America's poorest countries. However, the new FSLN government was forced to fight a decade-long war against counter-revolutionary forces known as the Contras, who were heavily supported by the United States. Unable to satisfy its ambition of direct military intervention, Washington settled for a 'low-intensity' conflict that would strangle Nicaragua economically and isolate the FSLN politically.

Decade: 1970s

Year: 1979

Region: Latin America

Country: Nicaragua

Politics: Revolution

Conflict: Cold War

Conflict: Civil War

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 5

Artist: Bryan Willian

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Date Created: 07/05/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 001/100

Price: 0.2 ETH

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