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The rules of the game: Allende's Chile, the United States and Cuba, 1970-1973

Harmer, Tanya (2008) The rules of the game: Allende's Chile, the United States and Cuba, 1970-1973. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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This thesis is an international history of Chile and inter-American relations during the presidency of Salvador Allende. On the one hand, it investigates the impact external actors and international affairs had on Chilean politics up to and immediately following the brutal coup d'etat that overthrew Allende on 11 September 1973. On the other hand, it explores how the rise and fall of Allende's peaceful democratic road to socialism affected the Cold War in Latin America and international affairs beyond. Based on multi-archival research, online resources and interviews conducted in Havana and Santiago, it places Chile - and the regional and international context in which Allende existed - at the heart of a story that has too often been told from Washington's perspective and in isolation from the history of Latin American and Third World politics. It argues that the direct significance Allende's Chile had for Latin America - and more specifically, the Southern Cone - between 1970 and 1973 was to reinvigorate a battle for control of the continent between those who sought socialist revolution and those who wanted to destroy it.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: History, Latin American, Political Science, International Relations
Sets: Collections > ProQuest Etheses

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