Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 3: The Republic of Nicaragua

Mises Institute

First published at 21:01 UTC on February 14th, 2018.

After ending the Nicaraguan civil war, William Walker set up the provisional government for his new “Republic of Nicaragua.” The peace was short-lived as the surrounding Latin American countries join forces — with financial support provided by Cornelius Vanderbilt — to remove William Walker from power. This episode is Part 3 of 6 in the story of William Walker’s attempt at establishing his own Republic of Nicaragua.

Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the antebellum period leading up to the Civil War. This is the 16th episode in the second season of Historical Controversies.

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Music: "On the Ground" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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