COME JOIN US!!
We need to help the FLSN overthrow the horrible ruling dictators. We need to join the fight against the Somoza's, Contra's, and the national guard. Right now we look small compared to the others but with your help we can grow and take control of the county.
Ronald Reagan got involved in the Nicaraguan revolution when the FSLN came to power.He sent national guard to help control the revolution. He funded and set up a new dictatorship with the Contras. Although the Contras took over the national guard, they only lasted for 11 years in power.
The cold war had a big impact on the revolution. The U.S wanted the Contras in power because they were frightened when they saw the red on their flag, which symbolizes socialism. Some say that the U.S. might have never been involved with the revolution if it wasn't for the cold war.
After the fall of the Contras in 1990, Nicaragua had an election to see what the people wanted and to stop all the fighting. The winner was a group called UNO who got 55% of the votes. They focused on trading with many other countries but not being socialist.
Questions about the Nicaraguan Revolution
2. Why did Ronald Reagan get involved in the Nicaraguan Revolution??
3. Who won the election in 1990 when the revolution ended??