Greater Republic of Central America
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United States of Central America
Estados Unidos de Centroamérica
• Treaty of Amapala
|20 June 1895|
|15 September 1896|
|1 November 1898|
|21 November 1898|
The Greater Republic of Central America was a short-lived political 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 that existed 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.
Before its dissolution, the Greater Republic established diplomatic relationships with the United States. Guatemala and Costa Rica both considered joining the union, but neither of them eventually did so.