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Not very many Americans know the truth that lies beneath the US involvement in Nicaragua Most would be surprised to find out that US armed forces and politicians violated US laws and deliberately sabotaged Nicaraguas stable government by paying the dictators henchmen to kill Nicaraguan citizens The United States is considered one of the major superpower nations in this world It is highly influential to other countries and often takes responsibility to intervene with other another countrys problemsespecially when it deals with the spreading of communism When Nicaraguas dictatorship was overthrown by the popular Sandinistas a communist regime was successfully put in place The US immediately feared that Nicaraguas surrounding countries would eventually become communist due to the Domino Theory The negative impact of becoming further engaged in the Nicaraguan politics was destructive to both the US and Nicaragua These actions destabilized the Nicaraguan economy encouraged civil violence and motivated members of the American government to violate certain laws to continue their aid to the guerillas To fully comprehend the negative impacts of US intervention in Nicaragua one must be somewhat familiar with Nicaraguas history The period in which the Somoza family ruled Nicaragua started on New Years Day in 1937 when Anastasio Somoza Garcia had himself elected president The Somozas ran Nicaragua as their own private estate all three Somozas were dictators who ran the affairs of their country to their personal benefit and against the interests of the vast majority of their countrymen Walker 16 Under their dominion life for the Nicaraguan citizens was harsh because they suffered from abject poverty They lived in inadequate housing ate and dressed poorly and were overall extremely oppressed by their leaders corruption When the people finally realized that life wasnt going to get any better they decided to turn to their only other option the communist Sandinista government The US were so anti-Communist that they began to send large sums of money to Somozas Guardsmen
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