BY HOOK or BY CROOK – COSTA RICA SEEKS PARTNERSHIP with the USA DURING WORLD WAR I – 1917 BANKNOTE

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BY HOOK or BY CROOK – COSTA RICA SEEKS PARTNERSHIP with the USA DURING WORLD WAR I – 1917 BANKNOTE

So, why did General José Federico Alberto de Jesús Tinoco Granados (1868-1931), or JFAdeJTG for short, kick out his predecessor in 1917 & declare war on Germany the following year ? All told, it was a ploy to get Woodrow Wilson to recognize his government, which the US President refused to do because of the relationship with the previous Gonzalez administration. Here is a beautiful unsigned, but serially numbered Five Colones note of the Anglo-CostaRican Bank (Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, England). The bank was converted to a National entity in 1917 under or JFAdeJTG.