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Oil painting of Nicola de la Haye. Sheriff of Lincolnshire and Castellan of Lincoln Castle in 12th century England.

Nicola de la Haye – “The Woman Who Saved England”

Nicola de la Haye, a remarkable woman in a male-dominated era, fearlessly defended Lincoln Castle during two sieges, ultimately changing the course of the First Barons’ War. She showed exceptional military leadership and steadfast defense of her people, securing victory for King Henry III with her loyalty and strategic brilliance.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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