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Prior to its national unification, Chile was a territory divided by three native tribes. The Quechua tribes inhabited the northern region of Chile, the Incas in a small part of central Chile and the Araucanian tribes overseeing the rest of Chile. Around the year of 1541, the Spanish began settling in on the central coast of Chile. Unmoved by sporadic attacks from the Araucanian’s, the Spanish continued to expand and settle the fertile land, to the point that an estimated one million Spaniards resided in Chile by 1830. The Spanish controlled northern and central Chile until 1810 when the Spanish colony severed ties with Spain. After Chile obtained it’s independence from Spain, the country of Chile has had a long history characterized by political unrest and military coup d'états. Beginning in 1818, Chile saw its first military dictatorship fall within five years only to be replaced by another military dictator. For thirty years, Chile’s military regimes were influenced by
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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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