The Nicaragua Canal?

Interesting political/historical tidbit from the WSJ today, in a story about the plans (hopes?) to build a wider and deeper interoceanic canal in Central America:

In 1902, Nicaragua missed out when the proponent for the rival Panama project sent U.S. senators a stamp showing Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano spouting smoke. Spooked senators cast their vote for Panama.

Funny how big decisions can turn on such small things.  For want of a nail &etc.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Foreign Affairs, Politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s