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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 5: President William Walker

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Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

02/28/2018Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 18. After thwarting a conspiracy with by his Nicaraguan allies who turned against him, William Walker sets up a new government and installs himself as the President. While embroiled in a war, he issues decrees that he hopes will encourage American volunteers, including opening the country to slavery. This episode is Part 5 of 6 in the story of William Walker’s attempt at establishing his own Republic of Nicaragua.

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