Salvador Allende

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  • Left Wing Nationalist Movement Research Paper

    Around 1950’s, factors like poverty and lack of basic needs posed some serious challenges to the development of Cuba (Chasteen, 269-270). A Cuban left-wing revolutionary, Fidel Castro believed that the control of resources by the upper class people was a major reason for Cuba’s struggles (Castro, 309). Castro also believed that the U.S. intervention in Cuban matters would hugely benefit the capitalists and would further increase the social inequality. Very similar to this, was the case of Chile, where another leftist, Salvador Allende, took the matters of socialization and land reform with utmost sincerity. Allende believed in equal access of the holdings by everyone. One of the major obstacles that both these revolutionaries faced, was the continuous opposition of their movements by the United States of America. The U.S. government disliked both Castro’s and Allende’s ideas and attempted to suppress their implications in Cuba and Chile, respectively. For Salvador Allende, there were other factors that had adverse effects on his government in Chile. This factor was his ideology of peaceful and non-violent path towards socialism and continuous attacks by the counterrevolutionaries. Allende’s firm belief in non-violence and peace prevented him from taking action at crucial moments that eventually resulted in a downfall of his government. In his very famous speech, “History Will Absolve Me”, Fidel Castro thoroughly highlighted the struggles of Cuba as a country and how the…

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  • Plebiscite In Chile

    The status of Latin American Governments has ranged from opposite ideological ends of the spectrum. After Salvador Allende, who was democratically elected by the Chilean people, was over thrown by Agusto Pinochet due to poor economic reform and a spike in inflation, the state of Chile efficiently turned around the economy because of neo-liberal economic policy enforced by not a democratic government but an authoritarian state. Pinochet’s powers associated with being a dictator allowed him to…

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  • Allende In Chile

    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…

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  • The Education System In Chile

    South America subjugating a long, narrow strip of land facing the Pacific Ocean and to the east the Andes mountains. Chilean territory also includes several islands in the pacific including Easter Island, where the famed Easter Island heads reside, but that is not all Chile is famous for nor represents its complete diverse history. Peering into Chile’s superficial history, Chile had seen rises and falls of its economy, authoritarian leaders, governmental system, and institutions, and yet they…

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  • Socialism In Chile Case Study

    Chile’s Economy After The Fall of Socialism Government economic regulation determines how successful and how developed a country’s economy will be. In 1970, Salvador Allende rose to power through the application of Marxism. During his first year of rule, his government was successful in achieving economic growth, reduction of inflation, creation of employment opportunities, and increased income and consumption. This was realized through the increase of wages and salaries, increased distribution…

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  • Allende En Su Labertino Analysis

    The movie, Allende en Su Labertino (Allende and His Maze), was written by the Chilean film director and writer, Miguel Littin. Littin was born in the 1940s, was a supporter of Salvador Allende’s regime, and was exiled soon after the assassination of Allende during the rise in power of dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile during his military coup of the country. Littin is also known for his other films, such as one relevant to this same historical subject is Dawson Isla 10 from 2009 which was a…

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  • Chile And The Inter-American Cold War Analysis

    attack on the presidential palace, La Moneda. “Inside La Moneda, Allende then donned a metal helmet” and stood his ground awaiting his demise. Over the span of two hours “the palace was hit by at least eight bombs…the resistance within the palace exchanged fire with [Pinochet’s military]” and battle ensued, “yet these efforts were in vain.” By 2:00 PM that day, Pinochet and his men stormed the palace, only to find Allende dead. Following the coup d’état, Augusto named himself president of the…

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  • Dictatorship In The 1980's

    to vote and choose their leader as well as choose what types of laws and policies were being put into effect. As different places were seeing this, it cause them to rebel against the institutions that were put in place to keep them down. In certain countries where institutions like the church played a huge importance in people’s lives, began to be rebelled against because they wasn’t looking out for the citizen and were mainly controlled by the government. In Chile, the citizens were trying to…

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  • Chile: A Perfect Dictatorship

    Is perfection an imaginary ideal, or does it really exist? In many cases, perfection is perceptive; it depends on how one discerns the idea of it. Some may argue that perfection is nonexistent, all things will eventually fall short of its goals, and that nothing is without flaws. On the contrary, some may argue that perfection is a scarce form of existence that only few entities attain. In the case of Chile, perfection existed in one of the most unexpected forms; Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.…

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  • What Was The Elimination Of Revolitionary Left Movement?

    action teams they conducted surveillance, street patrolling, and abductions of MIRista members (Ensalaco 75) * Two of the five Caupolicán teams had a collaborator, Osvaldo Romo Mena, who defected from the MIR * Captured Alfonso Chanfreau a Political Director of the MIR-FPR (Ensalaco 76) * Assasination of Orlando Letelier in 1976 (www.gwu.edu and Kornbluh 179) * Letelier assassinated on September 20, 1976 (www.gwu.edu) * Letelier was a high-ranking official under the…

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