Nicaragua and other Central American colonies gain their independence from the Spanish Crown.
President Zelaya resigned after ordering two US citizens to be killed who opposed her. The US jumped in claiming to help the citizens.
US imposes a puppet government, electing Adolofo Diaz.
Chamarro allows the US to build a canal across Nicaraguan territory for $3 million. There is guerilla rebellion due to this Treaty.
The Somozo family takes over for a reign that lasts 52 years transferring from Father to son. This is a time of unrest and uneasiness as Nicaragua oppositioners are faced with death squads supported by the US CIA.
The Sandista's implement social pograms.
Daniel Ortega cuts social programs. Hurricane Hugo devastes Nicaragua leaving it in even a worse state.
Conservative Party elects Arnoldo. He tries to reinstate social programs and order.
Somozo with the help of US ambassador plans and succeeds in the assasination against of Augusto Sandino who opposed US influence in Nicaragua.
Anastasia Somozo is assassinated and the reign of terror continues with his son. He uses the National Guard to silence his opposition.