Accession Number : ADA175779


Title :   El Salvador: The Prospects for a Successful Revolution


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Keen, P K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a175779.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 324


Abstract : This study is an examination of the revolutionary process in Central America and the Caribbean in general, and El Salvador in particular. First, there is a comprehensive review of global and regional theories concerning revolutionary causes and outcomes; second, the regional cases of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua are analyzed to test these theories; and finally, the El Salvadoran case is analyzed to determine the prospects for a successful revolution. The results of the El Salvadoran Revolutionary process have shown that the prospects for its success are extremely remote. The revolutionary movement has failed to garnish support from the bourgeoisie and upper-class elements, and the regime has maintained its base of support, both domestically and internationally. However, it suggests that the potential for regime deterioration remains, and while the prospects for success are limited, stable peace will require resolution of structural, socioeconomic, and political problems that have plagued El Salvador throughout its history.


Descriptors :   *EL SALVADOR , *POLITICAL REVOLUTION , CENTRAL AMERICA , COSTA RICA , DETERIORATION , DOMINICAN REPUBLIC , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , GUATEMALA , HONDURAS , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , LATIN AMERICA , LIMITATIONS , NICARAGUA , PEACETIME , POLITICAL SCIENCE , REGIONS , STABILITY , THEORY , THESES , THREAT EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE