El Salvador: The Prospects for a Successful Revolution
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
- Government and Political Science