Flag Nicaragua

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Flag

Price: $22.00

Product ID: nicar/l

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Flag

Price: $16.28

Product ID: nicar/m

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Hand-waver

Price: $13.00

Product ID: nicar/hw

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Handwaver Child

Price: $7.99

Product ID: nicar/hc

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Desk Flag

Price: $7.99

Product ID: nicar/df

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String 30

String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm
String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm
String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm
String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm
String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm
String 30 Nicaragua 230x150mm

Price: $66.77

Product ID: nicar/sf30

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Decal

Price: $3.10

Product ID: nicar/d1

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Badge

Price: $6.20

Product ID: nicar/p1

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Background

The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. Free elections in 1990, 1996, and again in 2001 saw the Sandinistas defeated. The country has slowly rebuilt its economy during the 1990s, but was hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.