El Salvador - El Salvador El Salvador, which is Spanish for...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
El Salvador El Salvador, which is Spanish for The Savior , is a little country squeezed right between Honduras, Guatemala and the Pacific Ocean. Once upon a time, the land was inhabited by Mayas and other Mesoamerican cultures you don’t hear too much like the Pipil and Lenca civilizations. When the Spanish came along, the tribes resisted the conquest a long time, but were eventually dominated by the 1530s. The land was part of the General Captaincy of Guatemala until the Mexican Independence, when all the countries of Central America lost their status as Spanish dependencies and joined the new Mexican Empire. However, unlike his neighbors, El Salvador didn’t want to join The Empire , so they had to convince them… with military power… just in time for the other countries to decide not to join Mexico but to form their own federation. Oh well. Since then, El Salvador has been a struggling country plagued with economical problems and military coups; their lands were fertile enough to attract the attention of the United Fruit
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

Page1 / 2

El Salvador - El Salvador El Salvador, which is Spanish for...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online