Accession Number : ADB077059


Title :   Honduras: Will the Revolution Come?


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Fonseca, Hector R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b077059.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jun 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 134


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is the examination of Honduras today from a socio-economic and politico-military perspective to determine what internal conditions exist which make Honduras prone or vulnerable to insurgency. The research concentrates on the internal factors for insurgency in Honduras. It surveys the internal conditions of the neighboring countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua and the Soviet-Cuban strategies in Latin America as a contributing factor in nurturing revolution outside their own borders. The research is based on historical records and comparative studies of revolutions. The analysis reveals that because of the present socio-economic and political conditions, Honduras does not present a target for insurgency from within. The author does not discount, however, the possibility that if the government abandons or reduces the intensity of its aggressive improvement programs, the insurgencies in neighboring countries may subsequently be the catalyst to allow or cause them to 'spill over' into Honduras.


Descriptors :   *HONDURAS , *INSURGENCY , FOREIGN POLICY , USSR , ECONOMICS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THESES , POPULATION , GEOPOLITICS , CUBA , ECONOMETRICS , NICARAGUA , POLITICAL PARTIES , TERRORISM , LATIN AMERICA , SOCIOLOGY , SOCIOMETRICS , SUBVERSION , MILITARY GOVERNMENT , CENTRAL AMERICA , EL SALVADOR , GUATEMALA , PROPAGANDA


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE