The beginning of our democratic life was in September 15, 1821 and after that achievement, Costa Rica adhered to the Federal Republic of Central America, which was dissolved between 1838 and 1839.
By 1848, we were officially a consolidated republic, forced to participate in the 1856 war at the so-called Battle of Rivas, because it was carried out on this geographical limit with Nicaragua and against William Walker and the Filibusters.
After the war Costa Rica starts to build a national identity, so a long transformation begins. In the first half of the 20th century, the whole world was in economic crisis after the end of the I World War (1914-1918). In this historical context Costa Rica suffers the consequences of the Dictatorship of Federico Tinoco, the sanitary crisis of the influenza and in general an economic and social restructuring.