It started on March 12th, 1948, and it lasted for 44 days, remember? 2,000 people died, it was terrible...
And it was the bloodiest event in the 20th century...
Didn't Jose Figueres and Teodoro Picado start it?
Yes, it was because of the vote of the Costa Rican Legislature. This caused a rebel army under commander Jose Figueres to rise up against the government of President Teodoro Picado.
Jose Figueres V.s Toedoro Picado
NO YOU WONT! I WILL WIN THIS WAR!!!!
I WILL RULE OVER YOUR GOVERNMENT!!
Teodoro's government was quickly defeated after the war. Jose Figueres ruled over for a year and a half as head of a provisional government junta which abolished the military. And aslo oversaw the election of Constitutional Assembly.