Allende In Chile

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The United States made a wise choice to be involved with Chile. “The election of Allende was viewed in Washington as a significant setback to United States interest worldwide” (U.S. Library of Congress). When Allende was running for election, it sparked United States interest because we wanted to prevent him from coming to power we wanted to protect our economy and our image as a country. In the 1970’s Allende was in the running for election and in that time we had United States companies that were established in Chile and we saw it as a threat to our economy and our image. The United States embarked on a covert campaign to prevent Allende from gaining office. Allende government was a threat to the United States. One reason U.S business men …show more content…
It’s meant if one of these if one of these three countries become too radical they would end up overthrowing the U.S military and basically create a revolution. It’s a bad thing for the U.S because we will end up losing money and lose trade with other countries that provide us with essentials that we need. “Nixon demanded a coup to determinate the inauguration of maix of Salvador Allende” (if magazine). If we let Allende come to power I believe that other surrounding countries will soon become communist this is a bad thing for the U.S because it will mess up our economy, we will lose trade with other countries and also we will lose profit we made from selling other countries U.S products. Our companies In Chile will no longer belong to the U.S; because Allende would take our profit we made from those …show more content…
“At the time the Vietnam war was President Nixon biggest headache, although Nixon feared Allende’s victory might erode the image of U.S strength”(if magazine). The Vietnam War was an embarrassing time period for the United States it ties into the U.S being involved with Chile because I perceive that if we are able to overthrow Allende, it would state that the United States once again is a powerful country despite what happen 20 years ago. It’s a good thing for the United States because it will be a way for us to get back on our feet, also a way to earn the respect we lost due to the Vietnam War. “The United States failed, they allege because it did not use its power wisely or decisively the civilians forced the military to fight with one hand tied behind its back”(foreign affairs). It’s meant that the United States used the power we had to shame we were over confident in thinking we could stop a whole country from turning communism. It backed fired on us making us look powerless we looked like a joke. It’s an embarrassing thing we did because we lost our respect we had with other countries. It’s a way for us to make up for our faults and prevent that from happing

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