>Pinochet comes to power in 1975 >Pol Pot comes to power in 1975 >Pinochet 's regime kills ten thousand people (if we're being generous), mostly communist >Pol Pot's regime kills a million if we're being conservative with estimates >average income today in Chile today is 17,000 USD per year >average income today in Cambodia is about 1,000 USD per year >similar development indexes in 1975, although Chile had a leg up with available resources >people demonize fascist regimes more than communist today >mfw
> had a teenage delinquent record, rape included > organized paramilitary gangs to scare rivals and won election > seized bank accounts of whoever he wished > tortured and killed every oppositor and took their properties > took control of all industries and plantations > genocided haitians > built monuments to himself and even renamed the capital, invented titles for himself such as Great Benefactor, Protector of the Church ,etc > fucked every woman he wanted All other dictators are memes
>>588172 What you have to understand about the 1973 coup d'etat and the events leading to it is that it all was much more a Soviet-American dick measuring contest than anything else. Chile was nothing but another chess piece among many others.
Either way, the Soviets and Americans were two sides of the same coin; that coin being globalism and expansionism.
>>588172 So from what I understand from what I've heard from Chileans is that the animosity about Pinochet isn't so much that he overthrew the government and took power, but that he refused to relinquish it and restore a democratic government.
Allende came into power through some kind of fault in the electoral system (from what I understand, it was a case of the opposition being too divided so he happened to get the most votes without getting a majority), and he seemed to be moving the country towards communism about as rapidly as one could without resorting to genocide. Unrest was building for a while, and finally in 1973 the military stepped in and Pinochet came to power.
When Pinochet came to power, he did what he could to undo the failed economic policies of Allende, opening up markets and bringing economic success to the country. Unfortunately, his policies also resulted in a widening income gap that we still see today in Chile (they've got some of the worst income inequality in the region, IIRC), and, more importantly, he resorted to very heavy-handed methods to suppress leftist sentiment. Thousands were killed extrajudicially, while tens of thousands more were wrongfully imprisoned, tortured, or exiled.
What you'll find today in Chile is that most of the animosity over Pinochet comes from the idea that he ruined a revolution. People hated Allende, and they appreciated Pinochet ousting him, but Pinochet turned around and held onto power for almost 20 years. He also wasn't too big on fighting corruption, and did a lot of the stereotypical latin American dictator things. For example, when I was in Iquique, the family I was staying with pointed out this one hotel right on the beach that Pinochet had reserved entirely for himself during the Junta.
That's not to say that he's universally reviled. Right-leaning groups in Chile still love him. The problem is that patriotism and nationalism has generally been associated with him.
The Duvaliers were horrible and insane at the same time. Papa Doc drove a political rival into internal exile and was told that the man used voodoo to turn himself into a black dog. Duvalier subsequently ordered that all black dogs in the country be killed. He carved peepholes in the sides of his torture chambers so he could watch prisoners being gruesomely tortured (e.g. partially and repeatedly dipped in vats of acid). He ordered his rivals decapitated and their heads packed in ice so he could receive them and talk to their ghosts. IIRC he demanded that his subjects worship him as a god and recite the Lord's Prayer in his name. His son wasn't any better. He spent millions of dollars on a luxurious wedding while his country was starving and living in squalor.
>>588151 Pol Pot was, in the interpretations of many historians, fascist. His policies starkly contrasted with those of all other self-proclaimed "communist" countries. Also Chile eventually re-nationalized some industries and shortly afterward experienced economic growth.
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>>588677 >Nazis were totally socialists guys it's in the name HELLO >Holy Roman Empire were totally a Roman Empire LIKE DUH You have a very, very, very basic American cultural understanding of KR and Cambodia and should just pretending otherwise.
>>588804 Nice try with the "but it's in the name!" Schtick. Saloth Sar actually came out of the French Communist party that he was a member of while studying at the Academie. So, he has legit French Gommie Bonafides. It's even theorized that the Nom de Guerre Pol Pot is a shortening of a french phrase. Additionally, their major state sponsor was the PRC (the origin of their contentin with Vietnam. They were officially Maoist while the Vietnamese was Marxist-Leninist)
And I mean really, How often do fascists implement mandatory farm collectivization?
>>588151 Cambodia was literally the poorest country on earth in the stone age with its cities and towns almost universally carpet bombed in a secret war by the CIA by the time the Khmer Rouge came to power.
There is literally no way you can compare Cambodia with Chile which was at the time, already a developed country.
Trujillo is far and away the best one, he even had the secret service spying on american congressmen taking compromising pictures of them which he then used to blackmail them to get american support for every shit he did.
He was ultimately assassinated in a CIA plan though, but after more than 30 years in power.
Literally whole generation of Cuban rebels who were much more badass than these faggots worshipped by mentally ill people (leftists) and yet nobody remembers them because the other rebellion was much more recent.
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