The Nicaraguan Revolution

Events

1823 - Nicaragua becomes part of the United Provinces of Central America, which also comprises Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

1823

1838 - Nicaragua becomes fully independent.

1838

1860 - British cede control over the country's Caribbean coast to Nicaragua.

1860

1893 - General Jose Santos Zelaya, a Liberal, seizes power and establishes dictatorship.

1893

1927-33 - Guerrillas led by Augusto Cesar Sandino campaign against US military presence.

1927 - 1933

1961 - Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) founded

1961

1979 - FSLN military offensive ends with the ouster of Somoza

1979