Revolutionary Comparison II

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(HIS-243154-01-09SP1) Latin America: History, Politics & U.S. Policy Essay Assignment #2A Every nation in the world today has a history. In that history, multiple revolutions are included. The American Revolution enabled 13 colonies with a combined land mass of 360000 square miles and 2.5 million people to grow into a 50 state massive land with 3.7 million square miles and 310 million people in just over 230 years. This was obtained against the British Empire which was so large it was said that the "sun would never set on it." i Subsequently The Louisiana Purchase, The Battle for Texas Independence, Mexican American War, Monroe Doctrine, The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Republic, Spanish American War and Banana Wars were all a part of the United States becoming its own empire and directly or indirectly revolutions of other nations, especially in this hemisphere. Directly after World War 2, many other nations started having more revolutions. The Bolivian Revolution of 1952, The Cuban Revolution of 1959 and the attempted "revolution" of Salvador Allende's presidency of Chile in 1970 all have similarities, differences, successes and failures regarding elections, military and the long term implications related to the direction and present state of each nation. Among the commonalities of these events were U.S. involvements. The United States is the policy maker which is the straw that stirs the drink regarding the direction of the world. In addition, I will peer into the role of women during the Cuban Revolution to explain what actions I would have performed differently. The main component of these, as well as any other true revolution, was the fact that it was populist in gestation, a grass roots movement fed up with the existing status
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quo. The only thing that starts from the top down is a hole. Oddly enough, populism coincides with the United States foreign policy objectives seemingly akin to oil and water. Education reforms that expanded it's application among the population occurred in each nation, as a matter of fact Cuba's literacy rate is higher than the United States and its has more doctors per capita than any other nation . The six years preceding the 1952 Bolivian Revolution are known as the sexenio where the Conservative Party members who were in control of the government tried to quell the growth of the Movimiento Nationalista Revolutionario(MNR), the new progressive party which would win the 1951 election. ii
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