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Salvador Allende


Salvador Allende was the president of Chile from 1970 to 1973. An avowed Marxist, Allende believed that Western capitalism had done far more harm than good to his nation, and in response he helped to found Chile's socialist party. In 1970, he ran for president on a platform which, in part, called for the nationalization of most of Chile's industrial and financial operations. Despite a fierce campaign against him (managed in part by United States intelligence forces), Allende won the election and made...more