Accession Number:

ADA341215

Title:

Sendero Luminoso: A Failed Revolution in Peru?

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The study examines the impact of a rural-based revolutionary movement on a democracy using Peru as the case study. The thesis of the research is that the Sendero Luminoso has been strategically defeated in Peru despite the fact the conditions for insurgency remain. Peru has been the battleground for a bloody and violent internal revolution for the past two decades. With Perus history of military dominance and coup d etat, widespread poverty, and an ethnically divided population, a breeding ground was ripe for revolution. One revolutionary movement has continuously fought the ruling democratic governments in Lima since 1980. The Partido Comunista del Peru en el Sendero Luminoso de Mariategui - Communist Party of Peru in the Shining Path of Mariategui is a rural-based guerrilla movement seeking to overthrow the ruling government in Lima. The United States Department of State has classified the Sendero as the most violent, vindictive, and elusive terrorist organization in the Western Hemisphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE