Latin American Revolution In Latin America

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The road to a revolution is never a quick nor easy one, and the outcome is always the same; blood, war, superficial peace, and then a new means to revolt. The means to revolt is also never made in a day, but is the result of a snowball effect of iniquities. Many people seem surprised when a revolution happens, but neglect to realize it is the oppressed who feel revolution is necessary. This is illuminated in the revolution for Latin America because it was a series of chain reactions that lead to it, and, respectfully, it could be considered to have begun with the end of the Second World War.
With the end of the Second World War, Latin America began to lose its stride with industrialization. Unfortunately, however, the population
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The Europeans were also laboring to reconstruct the factories that were destroyed during their part take in the world. Both of these events caused even more stress on the Latin Americans because in order for them to compete with the rest of the world they needed new machinery and mechanisms. Then to make matters worse the US advocated the ideology of “comparative advantage.” The book Born in Blood and Fire by John Chasteen calls comparative advantage as “a concept promoted by free-marketed liberal economists. If each producer specializes in what it produces with comparative advantage, free trade then theoretically creates maximum benefits for all involved,” (Chasteen, A2). The key word in the definition is theoretically, because in actuality Latin America, Europe, and the US all specialized in industrialization. Unfortunately, for Latin America, industrialization was no longer adequate for their economy anymore, so in competition with the US and Europe, they would have been demolished. One man who detected the flaw with in this plan was Raúl …show more content…
The next victim of its influence was a man named Juan Perón. Perón was a government official who had amassed a vast amount of followers, and his followers were extremely loyal. When others in power feared him, they attempted to remove him from his power, but just as soon as they did numerous amounts of Argentinian exacted for him to be reinstated. Then when the time of the election 1946 came, it was no surprise that Perón won. It would have almost been an insult if he had not won. During his presidency, Perón alongside of his wife, Eva Duarte- Evita, implemented many revolutionary policies. Some of which were unionizing the industrial workforce, creating a Social Aid Foundation, and deteriorating the power foreigners had over Argentina. Chasteen say they did this by “expropriated the country’s important meatpacking plants, banks, insurance companies, and most famously, the extensive British-owned railway system,” (Chasteen, 159). This illuminates the idea of the revolution which was national pride, and shows that the plan, from the very beginning, was to enter the “center” of industrialization. It also showed that the revolutionaries were willing to even expunge any ties they had to the US and Europe no matter the cost, if it meant the achievement of their

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