Ethan Martinez

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Ethan Martinez 000919066 Word Count: 1777 Thesis: Hitler and Pinochet will be compared over the military as a means of taking power, political connections and knowledge, and the use of events to gain dictatorship over their respective countries.
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Martinez, Ethan 000919066 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part A. Plan of Investigation 3 Part B. Summary of Evidence 3 Part C. Evaluation of Sources 5 Part D. Analysis 6 Part E. Conclusion 8 Part F. Bibliography 9 2
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Martinez, Ethan 000919066 To what extent were the rises to power of Hitler and Pinochet similar and different? Part A. Plan of Investigation To what extent were the rises to power of Hitler and Pinochet similar and different? The investigation will focus on Hitler and Pinochet when they start gaining power and until they have reached the point when they cannot be removed from their respective regimes. The evidence of a military means as to become unchallenged ruler, obtaining the correct political connections, and using a necessary situation to take power will be explained for each dictator in part B. In part D the evidence of this investigation will be evaluated to identify any similarities and differences between Hitler and Pinochet. A conclusion will be reached in part E regarding the similarities. Two of the main sources for this investigation, Leftism Revisited: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot by Erik Kuehnelt-Leddihn and Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution by Robert Barros will be evaluated for their origins, purposes, limitations, and values. B. Summary of Evidence Augusto Pinochet started his conquest to power by gradually rising through the ranks of the Army and by 1984 he was head of a prison for communists (Brooker 307) After being a important part of the Army he published a book on geopolitics while at his Academy of War (Brooker 307). When Allende needed another Commander in Chief for the Army because of the CIA caused General Prats to resign Pinochet accept with the intent to take power (Barros 39). 3
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Martinez, Ethan 000919066 General Pinochet claimed that active preparations for a coup began in the army in late June 1972 (Barros 43). On 11 th of September 1973, Pinochet led a military coup against Allende so that he could rule Chile with no competition (Constable 17). The military overthrow of Allende and the dissolution of Congress immediately translated into a concentration of power within the Junta Pinochet being the smart man that he is knew that this would give the head of the army the power to control the government (Barros 49). Being the highest ranked man in the oldest branch of the military, the army, gave Pinochet the most power in the junta, after he had caused some of the old generals to resign (Barros 49). With Allende’s death during the coup, Pinochet closed parliament and suspended the constitution to allow for his appointment as president (Drake 6). Anton Drexler organized a branch of the Free Committee for a German Workers' Peace
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