- Words: 8295
- Length: 20 Pages
- Topic: History - Israel
- Paper #: 16619734
Historical Background of the Iran-Contra Affair
Events Surrounding the Decision.
Nicaraguan context. In the 1970s, dissatisfaction with a manipulative and corrupt government was escalating. All socio-economic classes were impacted and by 1978 the situation deteriorated into a short-lived civil war. Through violent opposition, the Marxist Sandinista guerillas achieved power in 1979. By September of 1980, the Sandinistas had suspended elections and taken control of the media. Leftist rebels in El Salvador