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I guess I could overthrow their government for you.
Nicaragua is the perfect place for a canal! We just need Nicaragua to belong to the U.S.
William Walker formed an alliance and, with the help of some rebels, successfully overthrew the Nicaraguan government.
Good job men! Now Vanderbilt just needs to get the U.S. to assume direct control of Nicaragua.
Back in the U.S....
Hey, President, you want to control Nicaragua?
Nicaraguans re-assumed control of the government and killed Walker by means of a firing squad.
Well..okay, I suppose that would work,
Trust me, Mr. Nicaragua, building a canal would be very beneficial. Just borrow some money to make and you will make a profit.
Nicaragua never built the canal and was heavily in debt to U.S. banks. This resulted in U.S. marines staying in Nicaragua to prevent further revolts. They stayed for 21 years.
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