Nicaragua: The Cost of U.S. Forms of Control

Discussion of the history and impact of U.S. foreign policy toward Nicaragua. Emphasis is placed on the effects of the Contra war.

Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American republics. U.S. imperialism has done a lot of harm to this Central American country, especially through the reality of the Contra war, which the U.S. supported and conducted throughout the 1980s. To be sure, the Contra war left an indelible mark on the Nicaraguan personality. The history of Nicaragua is a story about American supported authoritarianism and civil war. The violence that has been exported from the United States in this effort has had a drastic impact on the Nicaraguan people.