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‘Not About To Lose Chile’: Democratic Socialism Confronts The Imperial State

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The US response to democratic socialist rule in Chile must be placed within the context of its global and regional policy imperatives. As Chiles major political parties began mobilizing for the presidential elections during the last year of the Frei presidency, Washington policymakers expressed concern about the possibility of the left gaining power. While all of the foreign policy departments were committed to seeking redress for affected US investors, the interests and responsibilities of the imperial state were not identical to that of its overseas capitalist class in Chile. The PDC announced a fundamental challenge to the gradualist transition to socialism by submitting a constitutional amendment to the Senate to deprive the Chilean President of the regulatory powers on which the governments nationalization policy was based. The efforts to realize economic dislocation in Chile were paralleled by the deepening of ties between the US and critical sectors of Chilean state.

Keywords: Chile; Frei; imperial state; socialism; US; Washington



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