RPPC Nicaragua 1912 No. 3 Batteries Going to Front Leon

RPPC Nicaragua 1912 No. 3 Batteries Going to Front Leon

Excellent condition RPPC showing the American military No. 3 Batteries "going to the front" at Leon, Nicaragua.

Please see our other auctions, ending on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, for more Nicaraguan conflict RPPCs.

Note: This website /nicaragua.html tells the story of Nicaragua during that time. Excerpt below:

*Pacification of Nicaragua, 1912 - 1913*

"After President Theodore Roosevelt articulated his Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine--that the United States claimed the right to intervene militarily in the Caribbean in order to maintain order and preclude European intervention--the U.S. government dispatched troops to Nicaragua on three separate occasions between 1909 and 1933.

In 1909, Americans were primarily concerned with Marines with Sandino's Flag, 1932 instability in the region as well as a Nicaraguan government unfriendly to American interests. With construction of the Panama Canal well underway, the security of the region became increasingly important. The first intervention occurred when the Taft administration responded to the execution of two Americans in Nicaragua who had joined a movement to overthrow the government of President José Zelaya. In this instance, the U.S. Navy and Marines assisted the rebels "in a decisive

American forces left in 1910, but 2,000 U.S. Marines came back two years later to in support of the government against a new uprising. Having assisted in defeating the rebellion, most of the Marines went home, leaving only a small force in residence. The Marines remained in place until 1925, when the Coolidge administration determined that conditions in the country were sufficiently stable to allow their withdrawal, a situation that changed dramatically the next year with the outbreak of civil war. This time around, U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg "justified military intervention because Communists were fighting the government," which in fact was not the case. Lawyer-diplomat Henry Stimson managed to impose a settlement on the warring factions that laid the foundation for future conflict in Nicaragua that lasted into the 1980s and resulted in the notorious Iran-Contra Affair."

Three Navy and Fifty-Two Marine personnel lost their lives.

The card is postally unused. Stamp box dates it 1904-1918. No damage. The scan of the back is a bit light.

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