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Unformatted text preview: conservatism and government reform. In 1830, more power was provided to an already authoritative government when Chile adopted a new constitution that provided the executive branch with a large amount of power. Nevertheless, these conservative governments improved the country by contributing to commercial and agricultural development and utilizing the natural resources. Chile’s conservative period was followed by a time of liberalism, where the country intensified its stance toward developing the country, while the government reduced its power. Democracy ruled Chile for over fifty years, with various groups appealing to the masses and assuming power for a short period of time. In 1973 Chile adopted a communist form of government and the country experienced a large period of disparity triggering another coup d'état. This period was characterized by public censorship and physical suppression of any opposition. Democracy was reestablished 1989....
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