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Convictions of the SoulReligion
and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement$
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Sharon Erickson Nepstad

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195169232

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195169239.001.0001

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The Origins of Central America's Civil Wars

The Origins of Central America's Civil Wars

(p.30) Chapter 2 The Origins of Central America's Civil Wars
Convictions of the Soul

Sharon Erickson Nepstad (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the origins of civil wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala, and U.S. involvement in Central America. The Spanish conquest in the early 16th century established a feudal economic system that led to widespread inequality, poverty, and conflict between wealthy landowners and the poor masses. These conditions erupted into civil wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The US, fearing the spread of communism, backed a series of military regimes and dictatorships in these countries.

Keywords:   Central America, United States, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, civil wars

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