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offtopic:costa_rica [2013/06/20 09:45]
Petike
offtopic:costa_rica [2019/03/29 15:13] (current)
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 Probably the richest of the mainland Central American countries (and probably the only one of them that has mostly avoided violent coups or revolutions in the past). It's name even literally means "Rich Coast" in Spanish. Notable for abolishing its standing army already in the 1940s (and replacing it with a simpler National Defence Force). The country borders [[Panama]] in the south and [[Nicaragua]] in the north. Probably the richest of the mainland Central American countries (and probably the only one of them that has mostly avoided violent coups or revolutions in the past). It's name even literally means "Rich Coast" in Spanish. Notable for abolishing its standing army already in the 1940s (and replacing it with a simpler National Defence Force). The country borders [[Panama]] in the south and [[Nicaragua]] in the north.
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 ==== Costa Rica in alternate history ==== ==== Costa Rica in alternate history ====
  
 Costa Rica (or its rough territory) barely appears in alternate histories. Though one could argue Michael Crighton'​s //Jurrassic Park// series of novels and their film adaptations offer  a somewhat AH-esque Costa Rica (e.g. it owns two fictional archipelagos that don't exist in [[alternate history:​OTL]] and there are mentions about the //Costa Rican Air Force//, of all things !). Costa Rica (or its rough territory) barely appears in alternate histories. Though one could argue Michael Crighton'​s //Jurrassic Park// series of novels and their film adaptations offer  a somewhat AH-esque Costa Rica (e.g. it owns two fictional archipelagos that don't exist in [[alternate history:​OTL]] and there are mentions about the //Costa Rican Air Force//, of all things !).
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 ==== AH.commers ==== ==== AH.commers ====
  
 None that we know of. None that we know of.
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 ==== See Also ==== ==== See Also ====
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 **[[resources:​Costa Rica|Useful Resources about Costa Rica]]** **[[resources:​Costa Rica|Useful Resources about Costa Rica]]**
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