Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country.
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One has to bear in mind that during my childhood and adolescence, I suffered the repression of the Somoza dictatorship in every way economically, socially, as well as at the hands of the police -- because if we went out on the street to play baseball, for example, the police would come and beat us up and put us in prison.
The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.
Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
We grew up in a situation where we didn't know what freedom or justice were, and therefore we didn't know what democracy was.
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Theories pass. The frog remains.