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Nicaragua
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Location
    (September 15, 1821- )
    Independence from Spain
    Capital is Managua
    Slightly smaller than New York State
    Borders Costa Rica and Honduras
    Population is about that of Tennessee
    Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and landslides wreck havoc with the country.
    It was ravaged by civil wars during 1980's.
    US forces shelled & burned San Juan del Norte (July 13, 1854).
    US adventurer William Walker conquered Nicaragua and re-established slavery (June 1, 1855).
    2,500 US marines invaded Nicaragua (August 14, 1912-August 4, 1925), then came back again nine months later (May 3, 1926-January 2, 1933).
    An earthquake devastated Managua, killed 2,000 (April 1, 1931).
    A 6.25 earthquake struck Managua, 12,000+ killed (December 22, 1972).
    The US Senate condemned the CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors (April 10, 1984).
    The World Court ruled that the US aid to Nicaraguan contras is illegal (June 27, 1986). So, the US Congress discontinued aid to Nicaraguan contras almost two years later (March 29, 1988).
    It was the 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter (July 6, 1945).
    It is rich with gold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead and zinc.
    The green iguana is federally protected, but only from April 1 to November 30.
    William Walker, after being removed from Nicaragua, surrendered to the US Navy (May 1, 1857).
    In 2018, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 64 Votes: 51.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 66 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 89 Votes: 61.80% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 90 Votes: 52.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 58.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 324 Votes: 62.65% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 523 Votes: 59.27% Annoying
 
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