The People Of El Salvador

are first documented around 2000 BC.
These people were called the Olmec. Perhaps a more prevalent group in El
Salvador were the Maya who existed after the Olmecs and existed for nearly
1000 years. in the 16th century the Spanish arrived in El Salvador. This
occurred a little after the fall of the Mayan empire. Spain used El
Salvador as an agricultural base for growing cotton, balsam and indigo with
slaves from Africa. There was a minor revolt against the Spanish
government in 1821 but that ended in failure. However as new changes
gripped Europe (the Napoleonic era) El Salvador was able to gain its
independence from Spain in 1821.
In the 1960's, over population and a poor economy ...

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1972 the
military overthrew the old President and put up their own President. The
people unhappy with the unfulfilled promises for reform, became restless
and formed a political party called the Federation Democratio
Revolucionario. This was a sect of the FMLN a militaristic political party
that wished to gain power. With the Regan administration shocked by the
revolution in Nicaragua, the U.S. feed money to the standing El Salvadorian
government. In April of 1990 the United Nations stepped into the
Salvadorian civil war and mediated negations between the standing
government and the revolutionaries. The treaty was signed January 1992,
and it forced the standing government to perform massive reforms. All in
all the El Salvadorian civil war lasted 12 years, killed 75,000 and ate up
6 billion dollars of US money. Although somewhat better than before
unemployment, poverty and unhappy war veterans lead to high crime rates.
The latest presidential election was held in 1994 where ...

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