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Nicaragua, a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Tim Merrill

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Nicaragua, a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Tim Merrill
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-269) and index
resource.governmentPublication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
mapsillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Nicaragua
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
30623751
Responsibility statement
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Tim Merrill
Series statement
Area handbook series,, 1057-5294DA pam, 550-88
Sub title
a country study
Table Of Contents
Precolonial period -- Colonial period, 1522-1820. The Spanish conquest ; Colonial rule -- Nineteenth century. National independence, 1821-57 ; Foreign intervention, 1850-68 ; Conservative and liberal regimes, 1858-1909 -- The early twentieth century and the Somoza years, 1909-79. United States intervention, 1909-33 ; The Somoza era, 1936-74 ; The rise of the FSLN ; The end of the Somoza Debayle era ; The Sandista revolution -- The Sandista years, 1979-90. Consolidation of the revolution, 1979-80 ; Growth of opposition, 1981-83 ; Institutionalization of the revolution, 1984 ; The regional peace effort and retrenchment of the revolution, 1986-90 ; The UNO electoral victory -- Climate and terrain. Natural regions ; Climate -- Demography -- Class structure -- Social conditions. Education ; Health -- Family ; The lives of women ; Religion ; Caribbean society ; The Sandista revolution on the Caribbean coast -- Historical background. Pre-Columbian and colonial era ; The coffee boom, 1840s-1940s ; Diversification and growth, 1945-77 ; Legacy of the Sandista revolution, 1977-79 ; The Sandista era, 1979-90 ; The Chamorro era, 1990- -- Nationalization and the private sector. Nationalization under the Sandistas ; Privatization and the private sector ; The issue of land ownership -- Finance. Banking ; Currency ; Inflation ; Tax reform ; Deficits -- External sector. Foreign trade and the balance of payments ; Foreign aid ; External debt -- Labor. Composition of the labor force ; Employment conditions ; Organized labor ; Unemployment and underemployment ; Wages ; Labor unrest -- Industry -- Agriculture. Agricultural policy ; Crops -- Natural resources and conservation. Fishing and forestry ; Mining ; Conservatism and the environment -- Services. Transportation ; Telecommunications ; Electric power and energy -- Prospects -- The Chamorro government takes power -- Constitutional background. The executive ; The legislature ; The judiciary ; Local government ; Public administration -- Political dynamics. Conflict between the executive and legislative branches ; Dispute over property rights -- Political parties. The national opposition union (UNO) coalition ; Small non-UNO parties ; Sandista national liberation front ; Interest groups ; The media -- Foreign relations. Relations with the United States ; Relations with Central American countries ; Relations with other countries -- Military heritage. National guard, 1927-79 ; Sandista guerrilla movement, 1961-79 ; Sandista people's army, 1979-90 ; Sandista people's militia ; Foreign influences and assistance -- The Nicaraguan resistance -- Armed forces after 1990. Army ; Air force ; Navy -- Defense spending -- Internal security. Police and law enforcement ; Secret police and intelligence ; Human rights ; Prison conditions ; Criminal justice system
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