Nicaragua Declares War on Germany and Austria-Hungary

The Dominican Republic, then still known as Santo Domingo, had been occupied by U.S. Marines since late 1916 and thus its government was obliged to sever diplomatic relations with Germany when the United States declared war.

In Nicaragua, occupied since 1912, the situation was the same - a break in relations in Apr-1917 and a declaration of war a year later.

Nicaragua declared war on Germany on May 7, 1918, during World War I. No troops were sent to the war but Somoza[contradiction] did seize the occasion to confiscate attractive properties held by German-Nicaraguans, the best-known of which was the Montelimar estate which today operates as a privately owned luxury resort and casino. In 1945 Nicaragua was the first country to ratify the UN Charter.