5. The rise of military dictatorships

IB History: 5. The rise of military dictatorships

The 1960s and 1970s saw military dictatorships established in many states in Latin America. This page examines the general reasons for this phenomenon and focuses on Uruguay as a case study.Guiding questions:Why did the military take control in many countries in the 1960s and 1970s?Case study: UruguayWhat factors weakened democracy?Why did the military gain more power?

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