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Salvador Allende

elected government under President Salvador Allende.  The government was liberal towards the workers and the poor people of Chile.  Various welfare policies were adopted by the government for emancipating the poor such as milk for the children, distribution of land to landless farmers, and restricting the entry of foreign companies.  Military Coup of 1973  A military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.  The President’s house was bombed by the military and Allende died in it.  General Augusto Pinochet...

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Machuca Essay

nation. “Two dictators, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet, both brought tremendous suffering upon the Chilean people -- one through his socialist policies and nationalization of industry, and the other through systematic campaigns of terror” (Stolyarov, 2007). The events discussed in the movie explain the different circumstances that lead to a military dictatorship in Chile. “Machuca” is framed around the last days of the UP (Unidad Popular) government of Salvador Allende in 1973” (Martín-Cabrera...

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Genocide in Chile

people who believed in the communist government system. The start of it all began on September 11th, 1973 when Chilean commander in chief, Augusto Pinochet Ugarte commanded the Chilean army and police force to overthrow the current president Salvador Allende. The main reason for the overthrow was because of Allende's economic plan. With it, inflation was rising 1% every day. The only reason the coup was successful at overthrowing the government was because America backed them. With Pinochet in power...

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Chile and the Revolution from Below

down, by the Salvador Allende government, and the people of Chile who voted his Populist Party into power. Faced with the majority of its wealth in the hands of the elite class and foreign investors, the workers, peasants, urban lower class, and the indigenous population were understandably receptive to Marxist and Communist politics which changed their fundamental beliefs about the distribution of a nations' wealth. Factors such as these, combined with the presidential victory of Allende in 1970, increased...

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Chapter 9 Latin America

pre-1980’s China or commanding heights like India? Like China Chile • Salvador Allende – First Marxist to become president of Chile through open elections from 1966-69. Committed suicide after Augusto Pinochet forced him out of office through coup. • General Augusto Pinochet of Chile – Forcibly became President of Chile through coup from 1973-81. • What were the economic policy actions of the Allende Government? o More government intervention o Businesses were...

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American Foreign Policy: Realpolitiks vs. Human Rights

election of 1970, Salvador Allende gained the presidency of Chile. Allende was a Marxist and a member of Chile's Socialist Party, who headed the "Popular Unity" (UP) coalition of the Socialist, Communist, Radical, and Social-Democratic Parties, along with dissident Christian Democrats, the Popular Unitary Action Movement (MAPU), and the Independent Popular Action. His program included land reform and the nationalization of U.S. interests in Chile's major copper mines. Allende had two main competitors...

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Music Traditions Around the World Chapter Essay

being able to live on his father’s greatness through becoming a professional harpist himself. 2. Salvador Allende’s response to the Nueva Cancion style of music greatly contrasted that of the government that both lead up to and followed his presidency in Chile. Allende’s vision for Chile greatly mirrored the messages that were conveyed through Nueva Cancion songs. During his campaign in 1970, Allende and speakers of his Popular Unity Party incorporated the use of a Nueva Cancion ensemble between...

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Two Women Essay

In the poem “Two women” the author gives us a look into the lives of the personas, two women. They’re living through the change of government in Chile, from Salvador Allende to Augusto Pinochet. This is the main topic of which the poem surrounds itself, and what perspectives are to be given of the situation. With the use of structure and diction, the reader is able to identify universal themes present throughout the writing. Some universal themes present are: Experience, Role of Women in certain...

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Weavers of Revolution

Greg Parkhurst 11/2/06 Allende and the Weavers of Revolution In Peter Winn's Weavers of Revolution, a factory in Santiago, Chile fights for their independence against the Chilean government of the 1970's. While this rebellion is going on, presidential elections are taking place and Salvador Allende is the presidential candidate which represents the common people. The relation between Allende and the people he represents is a unique one because at first this class, the working class, helps...

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Cold War Influence in Latin America

the U.S. and the Soviet Union. In 1970, Dr. Salvador Allende, a Chilean politician, ran for president of Chile. Allende was known to be a socialist and it was believed that once in power he would nationalize Chilean industries such as banking and mining, and align Chile with communist Russia and Cuba. To prevent Chile from becoming pro-communist, the CIA first unsuccessfully attempted to prevent Allende from even taking office (CIA Reports). After Allende took office, the CIA attempted to undermine...

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