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Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War

Tanya Harmer


Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against him. The result was a battle for Chile that ended in 1973 with a right-wing military coup and a brutal dictatorship lasting nearly twenty years. This book argues that this battle was part of a dynamic inter-American Cold War struggle to determine ... More

Keywords: Fidel Castro, Salvador Allende, democratic election, president of Chile, Latin America, Cuban revolution, Nixon administration, left-wing government, military coup, dictatorship

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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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Tanya Harmer, author

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