TITLE

THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF THE NICARAGUAN INSURGENCIES, 1979-1985

AUTHOR(S)
Radu, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 1986
SOURCE
Orbis;Winter86, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p821
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the origins and evolution of the Nicaraguan insurgencies from 1979 to 1985. The author contends that the civil war in Nicaragua is far bloodier than a conventional conflict between two regular armies under the control of national governments pursuing their separate interests. The author contends that although the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) claims to represent the masses of Nicaragua, its cadres comprises of people from middle or upper-middle class. Geographically, the membership of the insurgent forces is largely recruited among the peasantry of the north and north-west region of the country, while FSLN is popular in more heavily urbanized areas.
ACCESSION #
27656380

 

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