Accession Number:

ADA000596

Title:

The Military Solution to the Chilean Experiment in Socialism.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The election of Salvador Allende as President of Chile brought a Socialist government into power through a democratic process. Faced with political opposition, Allende proceeded to implement his Socialist policies of land reform, nationalization of foreign industry, and increasing the status and well-being of the lower classes. This caused an equal, opposite reaction from the middle-class Chileans and created enormous economic problems for his government. There was a polarization created between the classes of people and inflation increased at gigantic, uncontrolled rates. The normally quiescent military eventually was persuaded by the opposition that there was a constitutional crisis, and they removed Allende by force. The events that brought about this action by the military are discussed. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE