Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

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Re: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

Postby RF » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:53 pm

lwd wrote: Japan and Germany did so for a period after WWII but both soon decided something was required. It would seem to me that Costa Rica is essentially gambleing on the world or at least their corner of it staying relativly peaceful and civilized. Of course all nations are doing the same thing others just hedge their bets a bit more. It's in manly ways a noble experiment but if I were in thier place I'm not sure I would have the courage or optimism to try it.


Two points here - firstly post 1945 Germany and Japan were not allowed a military. No surprise there given what had happened prior to then. Only when coommunism was seen as a real threat were the military resurrected - under Allied control. Similary in East Germany viz NATO.


Secondly Costa Rica is in a position where it isn't threatened by a major power. Nicaragua is indeed a potential threat but hardly a capable military machine....
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Re: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

Postby Karl Heidenreich » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:26 pm

However even the weakest military could subdue those without any military. Happens all the time in Africa.
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Re: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

Postby RF » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:42 am

A weak military can easily be overcome by irregulars - look at how Batista was overthrown in Cuba by Castro. The irregulars don't even need to be good if the defending army is incompetant enough.
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Re: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

Postby Karl Heidenreich » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:47 pm

In the case of Cuba the Batista army don't even fight. The same with Somoza. The flee upon US told them they were alone.
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