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Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War$
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Tanya Harmer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834954

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869246_harmer

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Cataclysm

Cataclysm

The Chilean Coup and Its Fallout

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Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War
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Tanya Harmer

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869246_harmer.12

This chapter argues that achieving unity and guaranteeing the success of a coup in Chile still remained a big “if” in mid-1973. In the months between May and September 1973, U.S. officials monitoring plotting in the country had been relatively unimpressed with the progress toward this goal. Although the Nixon administration was highly sympathetic to the prospect of a coup, its reading of the situation within Chile and its concern for its own image also meant that this did not translate into a precise policy to accelerate military intervention against Allende. Instead, as Kissinger himself admitted days after 11 September, the United States “created the conditions as great as possible.”

Keywords:   coup, Chile, Nixon administration, military intervention, Allende, Kissinger

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