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Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Political Science


"In a subsystem such as Latin America, internal changes cannot be fully explained without assessing the role played by the region's preeminent power [the United States of America]" (Kaufman, 1988: 3). The overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende Gossens by the Chilean military cannot be fully examined without taking into account the involvement of the United States government. From 1969 to 1973, actions, both overt and covert, taken by U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. military promoted economic chaos, strikes, and subsequently the military coup that overthrew the Allende regime.



Faculty Mentor

William H. Fanlong

Departmental Honors Advisor

Carol J. Rhodes