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Who influenced Chile?

Who influenced Chile?

Chilean Culture 101. Chile’s culture is influenced by its geographic isolation and relatively homogeneous population. Indigenous cultures of Chile blended with European (primarily Spanish) cultures to create modern Chilean culture. Its northern and southern regions have distinct dance, music, and art forms.

Who ruled Chile in 1970?

Salvador Allende
Salvador Allende
28th President of Chile
In office 3 November 1970 – 11 September 1973
Preceded by Eduardo Frei Montalva

How did Salvador Allende came to power in Chile in 1970 as a Socialist leader?

Allende won the first of his four elections to the Senate in 1945. For his successful 1970 campaign Allende ran as the candidate of Popular Unity, a bloc of Socialists, Communists, Radicals, and some dissident Christian Democrats, leading in a three-sided race with 36.3 percent of the vote.

What did Salvador Allende do for Chile?

Salvador Allende was the president of Chile from 1970 until his 1973 suicide, and head of the Popular Unity government; he was the first Marxist ever to be elected to the national presidency of a liberal democracy in Latin America.

Why did the United States oppose Salvador Allende in Chile?

The US government believed that Allende would become closer to socialist countries, such as Cuba and the Soviet Union. They feared that Allende would push Chile into socialism, and therefore lose all of the US investments made in Chile.

Who was the dictator of Chile in 1973?

A right-wing authoritarian military dictatorship ruled Chile for seventeen years, between September 11, 1973 and March 11, 1990. The dictatorship was established after the democratically-elected socialist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in a US-backed coup d’état on 11 September 1973.

Who was involved in the coup in Chile in 1973?

After months of rising political tensions on September 11 th 1973 Chile’s democratically elected president Allende’s government was overthrown by the armed forces and national police (O’Shaughnessy 2013). Backed by the CIA and United States Government Augusto Pinochet head of the armed forces led the coup and rose to power.

What was the history of the Chilean economy?

Economic history of Chile. A period of relative free trade that began with independence in the 1810s bought a modernizing development of certain sectors of the Chilean economy and to the formation of a local business class, a novelty in Chile. Chile experienced its first modern economic crisis with the Long depression in the 1870s.

What was the result of the Chilean transition to democracy?

During this period democratic institutions were strengthened and the political power of the military was slowly rolled back. While mostly used for Chile in the 1990s, historians have so far not agreed on its end date or if it continues to the present.