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Costa Rica

  • Sep 18, 1502

    Taken over

    Taken over
    Christopher Columbus landed at Costa Rica during his 4th and last voyage. He was the first to claim Costa Rica. Picture: A picture of Christopher Columbus.
  • Colinization

    Costa Rica was labeled as the "the poorest and most miserable Spanish colony in all America", said by a spanish governer. They didnt have gold and silver which really hurt them. Picture: Silver and gold that is from Costa Rica.
  • Independence

    After the Spanish won the Mexican War of Independence (1810–1821), the Guatemalan authorities declared the independence for all of Central America. Costa Rica still celebrates this day as Independence day. Picture: Costa Ricans celebrating Independence day.
  • Railroad

    The railroad was finished being built, helping Costa Rica with exporting and importing goods. This helped bring them more money and economically grow. Picture: The railroad that was built with one of the trains that was run on it.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The war lasted 44 days and killed over 2000 people. This was the bloodiest event in Costa Rica during the twentieth century. Picture: A picture of the soldiers that fought in the war.