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He stated that his commitment to Chile did not allow him to take an easy way out, and he would not be used as a propaganda tool by those he called "traitors" (he refused an offer of safe passage), clearly implying he intended to fight to the end.[111]. Government supporters also helped to mobilize trucks and buses but violence served as a deterrent to full mobilization, even with police protection for the strike-breakers. General Augusto Pinochet replaced him as Army commander-in-chief the same day. BBC News. There was no election or Universal Adult Franchise. In 1945, Allende became senator for the Valdivia, Llanquihue, Chiloé, Aisén and Magallanes provinces; then for Tarapacá and Antofagasta in 1953; for Aconcagua and Valparaíso in 1961; and once more for Chiloé, Aisén and Magallanes in 1969. [34][35] They argued that "the financial and organizational assistance given to Frei, the effort to keep Durán in the race, the propaganda campaign to denigrate Allende—were 'indispensable ingredients of Frei's success'", and they thought that his chances of winning and the good progress of his campaign would have been doubtful without the covert support of the Government of the United States. On 11 September 1973, the military moved to oust Allende in a coup d'état supported by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). [11][12][13] As troops surrounded La Moneda Palace, he gave his last speech vowing not to resign. The first 9/11 attack took place in 1973, when the CIA orchestrated a coup d’etat to overthrow the government of Chile’s democratically elected socialist President Salvador Allende. Salvador Allende is depicted as triumphant, surrounded by four individuals. The United States then installed a brutally repressive far-right military dictatorship led by infamous General Augusto Pinochet. [64] The duration of maternity leave was extended from 6 to 12 weeks,[65] while the Allende Government steered the educational system towards poorer Chileans by expanding enrollments through government subsidies. In enterprises in the Area of Social Ownership, an assembly of the workers elected half of the members of the management council for each company. Upon entering the government, Allende relinquished his congressional seat for Valparaíso, which he had won in 1937. The military junta that took over dissolved the Congress of Chile, suspended the Constitution, and began a persecution of alleged dissidents, in which at least 3,095 civilians disappeared or were killed.[17]. The agrarian reform had involved the expropriation of 3,479 properties which, added to the 1,408 properties incorporated under the Frei Government, made up some 40% of the total agricultural land area in the country. Your email address will not be published. An unprecedented 130,000 students were enrolled by the universities, which became accessible to peasants and workers. Gonzalo Rojas Sanchez; Columna Centenaria, 2008. [100], In mid-1973 the USSR had approved the delivery of weapons (artillery, tanks) to the Chilean Army. Shortly afterward, Cuban president Fidel Castro made a month-long visit to Chile. The Guardian reported that a scientific autopsy of the remains had confirmed that "Salvador Allende committed suicide during the 1973 coup that toppled his socialist government. Before his death he had been photographed several times holding an AK-47, a gift from Fidel Castro. Many documents regarding the United States intervention in Chile remain classified. In an extensive interview with Régis Debray in 1972, Allende explained his reasons for agreeing to the guarantees. In 1958, again as the FRAP candidate, Allende obtained 28.5% of the vote. Rest of the 182 countries hardly have any say in its working. Salvador Allende 1.-EL INFORME MITROKHIN, O COMO UN PRESIDENTE DE CHILE RECIBÍA SUELDO DE LA KGB. The President of the World Bank has always been a US citizen, conventionally nominated by the Finance Minister of the US. US, Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy and Canada. In early September 1973, Allende floated the idea of resolving the constitutional crisis with a plebiscite. Salvador Allende | Photo: Flickr. Question 1 Write a short note on Salvador Allende. [68] Small programs targeted at women were also experimented with, such as cooperative laundries and communal food preparation, together with an expansion of child-care facilities. Essentially, most of the accusations were about disregard by the Socialist government of the separation of powers, and arrogating legislative and judicial prerogatives to the executive branch of government. From the government headquarters, Allende addressed the Chileans at 9:20 A.M. through Radio Magallanes; this would be his last speech. In October 1972, the first of what were to be a wave of strikes was led first by truckers, and later by small businessmen, some (mostly professional) unions and some student groups. Chilean presidents were allowed a maximum term of six years, which may explain Allende's haste to restructure the economy. Later, the strike to spread across the whole city. [21] During his time at medical school Allende was influenced by Professor Max Westenhofer, a German pathologist who emphasized the social determinants of disease and social medicine. Statistics for construction in general, and house-building in particular, reached some of the highest levels in the history of Chile. Democracy in the Contemporary World Class 9 NCERT Extra Questions. Quote from p. 195 – "Looking at the traditional macroeconomic variables, the first year of the UP Government achieved relatively spectacular results for the Chilean economy (see tables 7.7 and 7.8)". [41], General Schneider's death was widely disapproved of and, for the time, ended military opposition to Allende,[42] whom the Congress finally chose on 24 October. CBSE Class 9 Civics Chapter 6 Extra Questions Democracy in the Contemporary Pdf free download are part of Extra Questions for Class 9 Social Science. [49] An obligatory minimum wage for workers of all ages (including apprentices) was established,[50] free milk was introduced for expectant and nursing mothers and for children between the ages of 7 and 14,[51] free school meals were established,[52] rent reductions were carried out, and the construction of the Santiago subway was rescheduled so as to serve working-class neighbourhoods first. Other than the inevitable damage to the economy, the chief effect of the 24-day strike was to induce Allende to bring the head of the army, general Carlos Prats, into the government as Interior Minister. The decisions of the UN reflect western values and culture. Redistribution of land to landless farmers. When Allende visited the USSR in late 1972 in search of more aid and additional lines of credit, after 3 years, he was turned down. In 1970, he won the presidency as the candidate of the Popular Unity coalition, in a close three-way race. Publicado en. Salvador Allende was the president of Chile from 1970 until 1973, and head of the Popular Unity government. However, when news of an attempt from the Army to depose Allende through a coup d'état reached Soviet officials, the shipment was redirected to another country. [59] Price controls were also set up, while the Allende Government introduced a system of distribution networks through various agencies (including local committees on supply and prices) to ensure that the new rules were adhered to by shopkeepers. The permanent members, especially the US, contribute most of its money needed for the maintenance of the UNO, thereby dominating the proceedings. Though the 1970 election was legitimate, in August 1973 the Chilean Senate declared the Allende administration to be "unlawful", due in large part to its expropriation of private property. [citation needed] Allende's government was disappointed that it received far less economic assistance from the USSR than it hoped for. Washington, D.C. Edy Kaufman, "Crisis in Allende's Chile: New Perspectives", Praeger Publishers, New York, 1988. A crowd of people marching to support the election of Salvador Allende for president in Santiago, Chile. After the Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, Allende was one of 76 members of the Congress who sent a telegram to Adolf Hitler denouncing the persecution of Jews. Secondary education grew at a rate of 18.2% in 1971–1972, and the average school enrollment of children between the ages of 6 and 14 rose from 91% (1966–70) to 99%. Soon it swept across Poland and had about one crore members. [87], The United States opposition to Allende started several years before he was elected President of Chile. The rightist opposition was led by the National Party, the Roman Catholic Church (which in 1973 was displeased with the direction of educational policy),[77] and eventually the Christian Democrats. Based on the experimental viable system model and the neural network approach to organizational design, the Project consisted of four modules: a network of telex machines (Cybernet) in all state-run enterprises that would transmit and receive information with the government in Santiago. [92] After the 1970 election, the Track I operation attempted to incite Chile's outgoing president, Eduardo Frei Montalva, to persuade his party (PDC) to vote in Congress for Alessandri. The price of copper fell from a peak of $66 per ton in 1970 to only $48–9 in 1971 and 1972. The coup d'etat by General Augusto Pinochet in Chile on September 11, 1973 transformed the history of socialism. Complementary nutritional schemes were applied to malnourished children, while antenatal care was emphasized. [113] Results of the autopsy were officially released in mid-July 2011. Allende was elected on Sept. 4, 1970, becoming the first communist president to be elected democratically, earning 36.3% of the vote, more than the opposing candidates, right-wing Alessandri (34.9%) and Tomic (27.8%), of the moderate Christian Democrats. [101] According to SIS and Andrew, the book is based on the handwritten notes of KGB archivist defector Vasili Mitrokhin. The Christian Democrats (who had campaigned on a socialist platform in the 1970 elections, but drifted away from those positions during Allende's presidency, eventually forming a coalition with the National Party)[citation needed], continued to accuse Allende of leading Chile toward a Cuban-style dictatorship, and sought to overturn many of his more radical policies. Revelations of widespread corruption and mismanagement in the government made matters. Salvador Allende First speech to the Chilean parliament after his election . Throughout his presidency, Allende remained at odds with the Chilean Congress, which was dominated by the Christian Democratic Party. It is a restored and modern hub … [27][28], Allende co-founded a section of the Socialist Party of Chile (founded in 1933 with Marmaduque Grove and others) in Valparaíso[21] and became its chairman. The bullets blew out the top of his head and killed him instantly. As further noted by Ricardo Israel Zipper, "By now meat was no longer a luxury, and the children of working people were adequately supplied with shoes and clothing. [78] In conjunction with the system, the Cybersyn development team also planned the so-called Cyberfolk device system, a closed television circuit connected to an interactive apparatus that would enable the citizenry to actively participate in economic and political decision-making. [citation needed], In August 1973, a constitutional crisis occurred, and the Supreme Court of Chile publicly complained about the inability of the Allende government to enforce the law of the land. People have the freedom to express their views, form political associations and to organise protests and political action. According to the Chilean Constitution of the time, if no presidential candidate obtained a majority of the popular vote, Congress would choose one of the two candidates with the highest number of votes as the winner. 266–267. [40] Schneider was a defender of the "constitutionalist" doctrine that the army's role is exclusively professional, its mission being to protect the country's sovereignty and not to interfere in politics. [21] While serving in this position, Allende was responsible for the passage of a wide range of progressive social reforms, including safety laws protecting workers in the factories, higher pensions for widows, maternity care, and free lunch programmes for schoolchildren.[31]. Allende was born on 26 June 1908 in Santiago. [93] Under the plan, Alessandri would resign his office immediately after assuming it and call new elections. [55], Particularly in rural areas, the Allende Government launched a campaign against illiteracy, while adult education programs expanded, together with educational opportunities for workers. [100], Allende is mentioned in a book written by the official historian of the British Intelligence MI5 Christopher Andrew. Democracy is a form of government that allows people to choose their rulers. He clashed with the right-wing parties that controlled Congress and with the judiciary. [114] In December 2011 the judge in charge of the investigation affirmed the experts' findings and ruled Allende's death a suicide. On 11 September 1973, the Chilean military, aided by the United States and its CIA, staged a coup against Allende. [55], Social spending was dramatically increased, particularly for housing, education, and health, while a major effort was made to redistribute wealth to poorer Chileans. Allende also undertook the pioneeristic Project Cybersyn, a distributed decision support system for decentralized economic planning, developed by British cybernetics expert Stafford Beer. These bodies replaced the former board of directors.[55]. Biography Early life. [51] Apart from the existing Supply and Prices councils (community-based bodies which controlled the distribution of essential groups in working-class districts, and were a popular, not government, initiative),[71] community-based distribution centers and shops were developed, which sold directly in working-class neighborhoods. Allende and his opponents in Congress repeatedly accused each other of undermining the Chilean Constitution and acting undemocratically. This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 23:04. [56] During a 1971 emergency program, over 89,000 houses were built, and during Allende's three years as president an average of 52,000 houses were constructed annually. [39], One month after the election, on 20 October, while the Senate had still to reach a decision and negotiations were actively in place between the Christian Democrats and the Popular Unity, General René Schneider, Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army, was shot resisting a kidnap attempt by a group led by General Roberto Viaux. On 26 October, President Eduardo Frei named General Carlos Prats as commander in chief of the army to replace René Schneider. The government under General Jaruzelski became anxious and imposed martial law. Specifically, the Socialist government of President Allende was accused of: Finally, the resolution condemned the creation and development of government-protected [socialist] armed groups, which were said to be "headed towards a confrontation with the armed forces". [53] In addition, state-sponsored programs distributed free food to the country's neediest citizens,[54] and in the countryside, peasant councils were established to mobilise agrarian workers and small proprietors. Nikolai Leonov affirms that whenever he tried to give advice to Latin American leaders he was usually turned down by them, and he was told that they had their own understanding on how to conduct political business in their countries. [76] The Allende government announced it would default on debts owed to international creditors and foreign governments. The CIA considered its role in the victory of Frei a great success. [94], During the second term of office of Democratic President Bill Clinton, the CIA acknowledged having played a role in Chilean politics before the coup, but its degree of involvement is debated. He noted that the declaration (passed 81–47 in the Chamber of Deputies) had not obtained the two-thirds Senate majority "constitutionally required" to convict the president of abuse of power: essentially, the Congress were "invoking the intervention of the armed forces and of Order against a democratically-elected government" and "subordinat[ing] political representation of national sovereignty to the armed institutions, which neither can nor ought to assume either political functions or the representation of the popular will.". Later Walesa formed Solidarity, the first independent trade union in Poland. (any three). (referring to the coup itself). Walden Bello. These councils gave central government civil servants, local government officials, health service employees, and community workers the right to review budgetary decisions. The body of President Salvador Allende, wrapped in a poncho, is carried out of the presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup led by Augusto Pinochet. Allende argued he had obeyed constitutional means for including military men to the cabinet at the service of civic peace and national security, defending republican institutions against insurrection and terrorism. Workers’ Struggle Under Allende ... capable of developing into workers’ councils and acting as the embryo of a genuinely working class state power. Allende's presidency was ended by a military coup before the end of his term. Indeed, former president Jorge Alessandri had been elected in 1958 with only 31.6% of the popular vote, defeating Allende. Political and moral support came mostly through the Communist Party and unions of the Soviet Union. [16], Following Allende's death, General Augusto Pinochet refused to return authority to a civilian government, and Chile was later ruled by a military junta that was in power up until 1990, ending more than four decades of uninterrupted democratic governance. Upon assuming the presidency, Allende began to carry out his platform of implementing a socialist programme called La vía chilena al socialismo ("the Chilean Path to Socialism"). 2001-01-07. Politics and Ideology in Allende's Chile by Ricardo Israel Zipper, Flores, 1997: source requires title/publisher. Allende's involvement in Chilean political life spanned a period of nearly forty years, having covered the posts of senator, deputy and cabinet minister. [57] Although the acceleration of inflation in 1972 and 1973 eroded part of the initial increase in wages, they still rose (on average) in real terms during the 1971–73 period. There is a street in Szekszárd (Hungary) named for Allende. 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