RPPC Nicaragua 1912 No. 3 Batteries Going to Front Leon
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Excellent condition RPPC showing the American military No. 3 Batteries "going to the front" at Leon, Nicaragua.
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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... read more