Greater Republic of Central America

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Greater Republic of Central America
República Mayor de Centroamérica

 

 

1896–1898
 

 

Flag Coat of arms
Capital Amapala
Languages Spanish
Government Republic
History
 -  Treaty of Amapala June 20, 1895
 -  Established September 15, 1896
 -  Constitution November 1, 1898
 -  Disestablished November 21, 1898

The Greater Republic of Central America was a short-lived union between Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, lasting from 1896 to 1898. It was an attempt to revive the failed Federal Republic of Central America from earlier in the century.

The three countries agreed to establish a union with the signing of the Treaty of Amapala on 20 June 1895. On 15 September 1896, after the countries had all ratified the treaty individually, the union was formally confirmed. The republic was rechristened the "United States of Central America" when its constitution came into effect on 1 November 1898. The capital was to be located at the Honduran town of Amapala on the Gulf of Fonseca. The union was dissolved after General Tomás Regalado seized power in El Salvador on 21 November.

Before its dissolution, the Greater Republic established diplomatic relationships with the United States. Guatemala and Costa Rica both considered joining the union, but neither ultimately did.

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