Talk:Nicaraguan Revolution

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Quick Edit[edit]

I changed the anti-Sandinist to anti-Sandinista. Is this correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.182.70.20 (talk) 01:36, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

What is that preface doing at the start of the article? Not exactly encyclopedia material... if you find an article inadequate or biased change it, don't add your opinion at the start of it.

Duplicated information[edit]

It looks like two people tried to write this. There is a good writing style present, and there is a really crappy writing style present (this style also seems to have a bias). Much of the information is duplicated in some way between the two styles, which has made the article out of order chronologically and very confusing to read. This needs a heavy rewrite, as everyone has said. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.223.231.252 (talk) 19:24, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Wrong Approach to the article[edit]

This article urgently needs a thru clean-up... First do not confuse the Revolution with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, otherwise it is a duplicate.


Second. this article should seek to explain the orgins, causes, what brought it up, the mechanics of the revolution influences of thought , factors , Liberation theology moreover the development of the ideology, the motor of the revolution. shifts of ideology, historical context, historical background the particularities, comparison with other revolutions etc It should contain influence in other subsequent historic events

Third. Writers should have thru knowledge of the rules of style full command of English and composition, perhaps some academic background on these subjects--Andamio (talk) 20:02, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

agreement[edit]

this article is written in a style that is totally not for wikipedia, and even has large sections missing. this article needs to be completely rewritten. 68.193.106.206 (talk) 07:38, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

neutrality[edit]

This article is an essay and not an encyclopedia article. It's interesting to connect the revolution to world events, but that is not giving history about the revolution itself. The article is controversial in terms of its bias in favor of Sandinistas and against anti-Sandinistas.

The "Changes after 1979" section in particular strikes me as needing review. The language used reads like an opinion essay, and makes broad statements with few citations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.200.168.16 (talk) 14:50, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

I'd like to concur with the bias argument, especially if this page is going to be the redirect for 'Nicaraguan Civil War', a page which should pay equal attention to the FSLN and the Contras. Seriously, the opposition section consists of a link to the Reagan doctrine and the results of the 1990 election. No reports of why people were dissatisfied with the regime, or of the military back-and-forth of the civil war. The only descriptive paragraph of the Contras is a negative one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Obsidian11 (talkcontribs) 18:56, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

1984 General elections[edit]

The candidate's name of PSN is Domingo Sánchez Salgado “Chagüitillo” es leyenda viva de luchas sociales —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gnrslip (talkcontribs) 04:31, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Contra War[edit]

The section dedicated to the Contra War must be expanded. It was the most important and famous part of the Revolution. Charles Essie (talk) 20:13, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Massive Re-write[edit]

I found that probably around 90% of this article was cut-pasted from another source, Connexions Social Justice Encyclopedia. I tried to delete as much of that as I could and have left a very basic framework from which to rebuild this article. It does need the attention of an expert and the sources used should be improved and expanded.

Bottom line is this article covers a very lengthy period of Nicaraguan history (1970-1990) and includes two major armed conflicts and a socio-economic-cultural change (revolution ???). The wars are important and might need to be article on their own but no other wikipedia articles in any language do this. The first was the war against the Somoza Regime in 1978-79 which resulted in thousands of deaths. The second is the war against the FSLN by the Contras from 1981-1990.

My contribution here is just to prove the outlines for these topics. I have requested the contribution of an expert to add more to this article.Wareditor2013 (talk) 12:16, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

I agree that this article conflates at least three different things: the social revolution (bubbling beneath the surface since the 1960s and, in a way, ongoing under Ortega), the Sandinista war of 1978–79 and the Contra war of 1981–90. Nobody (especially one who doesn't know much of Nicaraguan history) is well served by this mash-up. 216.8.129.51 (talk) 20:46, 13 March 2014 (UTC)