Thursday, November 5, 2009


I think that i have always had a general interest in Chile so wheni saw an opportunity to use it as the country i would research i was happy. Since Chile has always been of interest to me i think it would probably make for a better and more interesting essay not only for me to research but probably it will turn out much better than if i did a country i wasn't too interested in.

The only connection i knew before reading anything in the course book was that the U.S. had been involved in a coup that took Salvador Allende out of office (president). Chile also turned up in Engler ( How To Rule The World) and Klein (The Shock Doctrine).

I think the coup that occured in Chile is definitely supportive of the thesis " the U.S. is an imperial power", and i am also certain that i will find other things that support this thesis in my research. I want to know why the U.S. took interest in Chile and why the were involved in the coup. i want to know more about both Allende and Pinochet. I'm also interested in finding out more about the curent Chile/U.S. relations.