Nicaraguan Revolution Causes

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Multiple sources declare many different factors to have served as causes to the Nicaraguan revolution. For instance, the website Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Nicaraguan Civil War discusses that the poverty and environmental issues of Nicaragua during the Somoza dictatorship were the primary causes as well as results of the Nicaraguan Revolution. Other sources present other factors as causes, such as funding from the Cuban Revolution, the leftist Panamanian government, and the Venezuelan government (Uppsala Conflict), who greatly opposed the Somozas thus forming together the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) (Appendix A) or Marxism as the cause, considering it “supports every gain and step forward taken by the exploited…show more content…
is responsible for Nicaraguan Revolution at a much greater extent in comparison to other causes increasing poverty and inequality of income distribution. With The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America (1986) ruling of US’s violation of the international law by supporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguan government (one of US’s involvement) further displayed the United States’ involvements in Nicaragua as the primary cause responsible for the Nicaraguan Revolution during the 20th century.
Nicaraguan revolution continues to be a growing source of debate within the United States - controversy centering on the nature and goals of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), the guerrilla organization which took power when the Somozas fled. Related to this has been the ongoing problem of shaping a U.S. policy response to Nicaragua and determining the relationship between events in that country and the turmoil in the rest of Central America.
The main debates between historians/commentators on the subject (US intervention mainly responsible for Nicaraguan Revolution) – “During the 1980s both the FSLN and the Contras received large amounts of aid from the Cold War super-powers, respectively, the Soviet Union and the United States” (Uppsala Conflict Data
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