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European Solidarity with Chile- 1970s – 1980s (Studies in Political Transition)

ISBN: 9783631629765
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Edition: 1st New edition
Publication Date: 2014-07-23
Number of pages: 358
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The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The political repression shook the world and ignited one of the largest social movements of the 1970s and 80s. Hundreds of solidarity committees and a gamut of human rights and justice organizations mobilized thousands of people. This volume offers a compelling insight into the exceptional impact that the Chilean crisis made in Western and Eastern Europe. In doing so, it provides a new and broader perspective into the history of the Cold War, transnational activism, and human rights.

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