Destructive development: Exploitation and imperialism in Nicaragua
LE3 .A278 2010
Bachelor of Arts
The following honours thesis has been researched by means of naturalistic observation and a literature review that details historical and modern aspects of the relationship between the United States and Nicaragua. The central argument of this work is that modern, capitalist imperialism has caused severe human and environmental exploitation that necessitates grassroots organization, liberation and national sovereignty within Nicaragua. It is argued that contemporary capitalist imperialism creates the conditions to ignite revolutionary activity. Such revolutionary activity has not been historically uncommon in Nicaragua, but has also not yet become sustainable. Another socialist revolution is necessary for Nicaragua to overcome the iron grip of neoliberalism.
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