History Of The Cold War "So, who are we shipping stuff to this month?" Way back in 1823, President James Monroe had stated that the United States would not permit European powers to try and gain influence over the newly independent US states. Since the USSR was a European power, this meant that the US paid particular attention to those parts of the world that no longer officially belonged to it. This meant propping up pro-American leaders in the area- even if they weren't especially democratic. They helped overthrow the democratic government of Guatemala, leading to four decades of military rule before the CIA helped restore democracy in 1993. They also supported a coup against Salvador Allende in Chile, a popular left-wing leader who the US was afraid would go Soviet. The coup went off on 11 September 1973 — a fact noted 30 years later on the second anniversary of 9/11. Allende's fall led to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, a rather nasty piece of work . The US involvement in Latin American politics caused a great degree
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.