An extensive portrait comparing and contrasting the effect of diversity and geography on the modern-day governments of both Panama and Costa Rica, this piece is a fascinating study of why each country is the way that it is.
With Panama’s military-driven government and relative instability and Costa Rica’s strong democracy, it is interesting to take a look back in time and study the causes and effects that lead to the development of each government.
The piece even takes a detailed look at the historical significance of the manner in which Spain conquered Costa Rica. With the interesting historic tales of William Walker and Juan Santamaria tied into this fascinating historical portrait, this piece is great for anyone looking to learn a little Costa Rican and Panamanian history.
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