Revolution Cuba, Bolivia, Chile The Term Paper


What is similar between the Bolivian revolution and the Cuban revolution is the fact that many revolutionaries in Cuba and different groups including the militia, miners and peasants in Bolivia were fighting against each other and for different causes. There lacked consistency of purpose which ultimately affected the economy of each land and resulted in lack of a dedicated leader all could approve of. The Cuban and Bolivian revolutions also had in common many primary figures of authority that, despite their wrongs or rights, were charismatic enough to capture the support of a great number of people. The Cuban military, much like the revolutionaries in Bolivia, were for the most part ineffective. The United States opposed the leadership of the Cuban government however, during the Cuban war, which separates it from the Bolivian revolution where the United States supplied much in the way of assistance and capital in an attempt to assert democracy for all. The United State's influence in both of these wars despite its intensity was ineffectual.

The Chilean "revolution" was much different from the previous in that it was not a formal revolution; at least, many did not consider it so. During the 1970s Salvador Isabelino Allende served as president of the country until he died during a coup d'etat in the year 1973 (Hilton, 1997). The coup resulted from President Allende's "failure" or perceived failure to uphold the constitution when it was requested that he leave office, so the Chilean militia removed him (Hilton, 1997). The United States also intervened in this instant to support the politics and the opposition because they felt the new government under General Pinochet would provide an anti-communist leadership, even though it was dictatorial rather than democratic in nature (Hilton, 1987).

Previous to the attack of Allende the Chilean people faced extraordinary economic problems, much like the Bolivian and the Cuban people faced during or around the time of revolution, confirming economics and money are large problems and primary reasons oppositions arise to overthrow a government. Other problems the Chilean people shared with the people of Cuba included inflation and inequality of income. The Bolivian people did have a somewhat better experience...


Unfortunately this changed as the presidency changed, showing just how influential an individual can be in a revolution. The United States intervened in all cases either to provide money, capital and supplies to those favoring democracy, or to provide assistance to anyone opposing communist or socialist governments. While the Chilean experience was much less touted or acclaimed than the revolutions in Bolivia and Cuba, it had just as great an impact on the people living in the country at the time. Many people were fighting against each other because there were so many different opinions and so much opposition to the governments at the time. The United States did not show any favoritism toward Chilean President Allende however, which has lead to many suggesting the U.S. took part in the coup to remove him from office.

The United States provided much in the way of support for the Bolivian, Cuban and Chilean Revolutionaries, despite modern perception which has a tendency to blame the United States for problems resulting from the Latin revolutions. Women in the United States typically take on a more proactive and engaging role than the women during the revolutionary wars in Latin America. If I were a woman during these wars, I would have fought alongside the Bolivian President to encourage the rights to suffrage and the rights to fight as part of a militia so women's voices and preferences held just as much power as those provided by men.

Sources Used in Documents:


Latin American (2007) "The Bolivian Revolution 1952-1964,"

Retrieved November 26, 2007:

Fermoselle, R. (1987). The evolution of the Cuban military: 1492-1965. Miami:
Hilton, R. (1997) Chile: The Continuing Historical Conflict, World Association of International Studies, Retrieved November 26, 2007:

Cite this Document:

"Revolution Cuba Bolivia Chile The" (2007, November 26) Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

"Revolution Cuba Bolivia Chile The" 26 November 2007. Web.23 April. 2024. <>

"Revolution Cuba Bolivia Chile The", 26 November 2007, Accessed.23 April. 2024,

Related Documents
Cuba After Castro Cuba Is
PAGES 80 WORDS 20759

Those officials who did look at the question of Japanese intentions decided that Japan would never attack, because to do so would be irrational. Yet what might seem irrational to one country may seem perfectly logical to another country that has different goals, values, and traditions. (Kessler 98) The failures apparent in the onset of World War II and during the course of the war led indirectly to the creation

Furthermore, Steelworker leader travel to Venezuela U.S. Cuba Labor Exchange, the backers of their employee to worker visit with Venezuela trade unionists. Venezuela has merely 25 million people as well as third main supplier of oil to the United States. It should be noted that administrators of the state owned oil corporation ran the business like mount streams, set off mud slide so in result thousands of citizens tranquil in

What were the ideological influences on Revolution in Latin America? Latin America experienced several changes throughout the years in various countries. Cuba, for example, experienced a revolution brought on by influences from Marxism and Soviet-style communism. Seen as a turning point in revolutionary history and Latin American ideology, 1959 became the year of Cuba. The Cuban Revolution and the ideals that came with it, spurred countries like Chile and Uruguay to

Salvador Allende In what ways was Salvador Allende's "democratic road to socialism" in Chile distinct from Mexican and Cuban revolutionary movements? In what ways was it similar? Does it seem as though a democratic alternative to political coup d'etat is a workable and useful one? Why or why not? Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens, or just Salador Allende for short, was the first of the South American leader to institute a Marxist form

Guevara Perceptions of Che Guevera PERCEPTIONS OF CHE GUEVARA Che Guevara was born as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in 1928 to a middle-class family (Castaneda 1998, 3). He was Argentinean by birth but was later awarded with an honorary Cuban citizenship in recognition of his contribution towards the armed struggle in the Cuban revolution. Studying to become a doctor, Guevara became influenced by Marxist ideals and teachings upon a motorbike trip across

To ensure Allende never came to power, before resorting to "jackals," the United States, through the CIA, spend three million dollars campaigning against him, mostly through radio and print social marketing. Allende had a warm relationship with Cuba and had openly criticized the invasion of the Bay of Pigs. This all was in line with the earlier outlined U.S. policy which invoked control of Latin American countries as key to