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By Victor Bulmer-Thomas

During this e-book Victor Bulmer-Thomas makes use of his formerly unpublished estimates of the nationwide bills to discover fiscal and social improvement within the 5 primary American republics from 1920. He examines intimately diversifications in fiscal coverage among international locations which support to account for ameliorations in functionality. the foremost political advancements are woven into the research and associated with alterations in inner and exterior stipulations. progress less than liberal oligarchic rule within the Nineteen Twenties, seriously depending on exports of espresso and bananas, used to be followed through modest reform programmes. The 1929 melancholy, which hit the quarter tough, undermined many of the reforms and ushered in a interval of dictatorial rule in all republics other than Costa Rica. the second one global warfare, really after the access of the USA, at the beginning reinforced the dictatorships, yet finally produced demanding situations to rule via authoritarian caudillos. The social upheavals accompanying the post-war export-led growth compelled governments in every one republic to handle the query of financial, social and political reform.

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The claim has frequently been made that Costa Rica was an exception, its political system allegedly providing both order and liberty. It is true that from 1889 to 1917 power changed hands peacefully in relatively free elections, but the political difference between Costa Rica and the rest of Central America in this period can easily be exaggerated. Until the resignation of Guardia in 1882, Costa Rican politics was not much different from elsewhere on the isthmus and popular participation in elections after 1889 developed only slowly.

4 Central America: destination of trade (%), 1913 and 1920 Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua 1. 7 4. 1 (a) USA (b) UK (c) Germany 2. Exports 1920 (a) USA (b) UK (c) Germany 3. Imports 1913 Sources: for 1913, Munro (1918), p. 277; for 1920, League of Nations, International Trade Statistics The United States, however, was not at first affected by the hostilities, and soon exports of coffee were being diverted to the USA, whose dominant role in the supply of imports to Central America was increased still further.

266 and 274 owed its origin to the banana trade and that was the Banco Atlantida, founded by the Vaccaro brothers in Honduras in 1913. The rapid development of the banana industry in the decade leading up to the First World War completed Central America's integration into the world market and brought to maturity the export-led model on which it had been based. 3) had come to dominate the value of exports, with precious metals (gold and silver) the only other exports of any real significance. The export of precious metals, however, was a legacy from the colonial period and had long ago ceased to be a source of much dynamism.

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