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Allende

Allende

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Description
A poster referencing Salvador Allende, socialist president of Chile from 1970-1973. As president he had plans to nationalize major industries, improve living standards for the working class, and expand education. In 1973, a coup d'etat, with support from the United States Central Intelligence Agency, overthrew Allende. He died by suicide. General Augusto Pinochet did not relinquish authority and Chile was ruled by a military junta until 1990. Under the military junta, Congress was disbanned, the Constitution was suspended and the persecution of dissidents resulted in over 3000 people dissappearing or being killed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
Measurements
overall: 23 in x 17 1/2 in; 58.42 cm x 44.45 cm
ID Number
1988.0661.73
catalog number
1988.0661.73
accession number
1988.0661
Credit Line
Marie Tyler-McGraw and Howard M. Wachtel
subject
South America
Assassination
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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