The "Contra" War in Nicaragua

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This article attempts to analyze the "contra" war, an ongoing struggle between the government of Nicaragua and counter-revolutionary forces who have the moral and financial backing of the U.S. government. The unfolding of this five-year old war is considered by detailing the U.S. government strategy in concert with the development of the counter-revolutionary forces both politically and militarily. The effect of the five-year war on Nicaragua's people and its economy will be explored sector-by-sector, and a prognosis for the future will be offered.


The journal Conflict Quarterly is now known as The Journal of Conflict Studies.