Republic of Nicaragua

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Republic of Nicaragua

República de Nicaragua
Capital
and largest city
Managua
Government
• President
Daniel Ortega
Establishment
• Independence from Spain
1821 September 15th

The Republic of Nicaragua, commonly known as Nicaragua, is a country in Central America. It is a member of the anti-imperialist alliance ALBA.

The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) is a socialist party in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua recognizes the previous, illegitimate government of the Republic of China as the only legitimate representative of China. It also has an embassy in the Taiwan province.

History

2006-present Sandinista government

In 2006, the Sandinista government was elected into power.

In 2018, the United States backed far-right extremists to attempt to overthrow the Sandinista government to try to reverse its socialist policies which redistributed oil wealth to the poor, among other policies.[1][2]

In 2021, Nicaragua celebrated the 42nd annniversary of their Sandinista Revolution, celebrating victories such as the implementation of free universal healthcare, free education, new high-quality infrastructure, the empowerment of women and youth, as well as the strengthening of Nicaragua on a global stage.[3] In a speech, Vice President Murillo called poverty a "diabolical imperialist threat," referencing how the West is engaging in economic warfare (sanctions) in an effort to foment regime change.[4]

The 2021 Nicaraguan general election was held on November 7th, where the socialist FSLN party was victorious. Imperialist powers sought to destabilize the electoral process but the socialists reigned victorious. The election can be viewed as a rejection on U.S. colonialism and interference.[5]

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