Link to: FRCA in FD
I started this scenario aaages ago, but never did that much work on it. I haven't done a very in-depth history and narrative as I lack both imagination and, currently, free time! Please forgive any inaccuracies or unrealism. I'm not going to get too hung up on details; this is, after all, just an excuse to draw and repaint some SB & FD creations with a central theme and identity.
The República Federal de Centroamérica
was a nation from 1823-1838 and comprised the present-day countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Los Altos region (comprising part of Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chiapas). My FRCA also includes the former Republic of Yucatan, which at one point was independent of Mexico.
My scenario imagines the creation of the Nicaragua canal, a second Panama Canal connecting the Pacific to the Caribbean. This will prove to strengthen relations with the USA and later result in diplomatic issues with both Panama and the USA.
Brown lines show real-life borders, Orange is the territory of the FRCA. Nicaraguan Canal is shown in blue, connecting Lake Nicaragua to Pacific and Caribbean.
WWI: A neutral state, but a fairly significant regional naval power.
WWII: Neutral, but later supporting USA operations through the Nicaraguan Canal.
Post-1945: Trade and Border disputes with Panama & USA. Internal issues with left-wing geurillas resulting in posturing, conflict and political swing towards socialism. Closer relations with the Eastern bloc for a short period before internal and external pressures cause a return to Western relations and a change in government in the late 70s.
Present day: With a population of around 38 Million and a strong economy based on commerce, tourism and manufacturing, the FRCA is a significant regional power.