Charles F. Gritzner, "Nicaragua (Modern World Nations)"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1604136197, 143813357X | 128 pages | PDF | 6,4 MB
Though Nicaragua is today thought of as a developing, war-torn country rife with scandal, the country enjoys a long, rich history. In 1502, Christopher Columbus was the first European to reach present-day Nicaragua as he sailed along the coast of Central America. Later conquered by the Spanish, the local Indian civilizations suffered from diseases brought over by the conquistadores and were enslaved to work in valuable mines. Nicaragua gained its independence in 1838, but the region often became embroiled in civil wars.