Introduction
Left-Wing Politics
A position that accepts or supports
SOCIAL EQUALITY
• Often in opposition to social hierarchy and socia...
Beginnings
French
Parliament
Monarchy
Left
&
Right
Generally
opposed the
Monarchy and
Supported the
revolution
Supported t...
Over the Course of time
Left
Transformed
Socialism,
Communism
and
Anarchism
Civil rights
movements,
Anti-War,
Environment
...
The Two-Party System
• Left and Right now used as
labels for two different
parties
• The extension of “Left-wing”
to refer...
Pink Tide or Turn to
the Left
The increasing
influence of Left-
wing politics in
Latin America in
the 21st Century
Pink Ti...
• Nation: President
• Cuba: Raul Castro
• Venezuela: Nicolas
Maduro
• Chile: Michelle Bachelet
• Brazil: Dilma Rouseff
• A...
Prominent Left-Wing Nations
Cuba
ChileVenezuela
Cuba
• Based on the 1992
constitution and the ideas of
JOSE MARTI
• Lead the charge for Social
reformation, through Agrari...
Venezuela
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
• Major Figure: Hugo Chavez
Under his Bolivarian Revolution
Venezuela created a...
• Republic of
Chile
• South America’s
most stable and
prosperous
nations
• Democracy
returned after
the fall of the
milita...
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Short descriptive ppts showing the various leftist governments in south america, with short introduction on what is Leftism

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Leftism in South America

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Left-Wing Politics A position that accepts or supports SOCIAL EQUALITY • Often in opposition to social hierarchy and social ineqauality Revolves around the Concern for the following: • The Disadvantage relative to others • And the unjustified inequalities that needs to be abolished
  3. 3. Beginnings French Parliament Monarchy Left & Right Generally opposed the Monarchy and Supported the revolution Supported the Old Regime Traditional in keeping the King French Revolution (1789-1799)
  4. 4. Over the Course of time Left Transformed Socialism, Communism and Anarchism Civil rights movements, Anti-War, Environment French Revolution Twentieth Century
  5. 5. The Two-Party System • Left and Right now used as labels for two different parties • The extension of “Left-wing” to refer to whole Parties • Democratic party in the US • Labour Party in the UK
  6. 6. Pink Tide or Turn to the Left The increasing influence of Left- wing politics in Latin America in the 21st Century Pink Tide Nations
  7. 7. • Nation: President • Cuba: Raul Castro • Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro • Chile: Michelle Bachelet • Brazil: Dilma Rouseff • Argentina: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner • Dominican Rep.: Danilo Medina • Uruguay: Jose Mujica • Bolivia: Evo Morales • Honduras: Manuel Zelaya • Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega • Ecuador: Rafael Correa • Paraguay: Fernando Lugo • El Salvador: Mauricio Funes • Peru: Ollanta Humala 14 Nations that are Leftist
  8. 8. Prominent Left-Wing Nations Cuba ChileVenezuela
  9. 9. Cuba • Based on the 1992 constitution and the ideas of JOSE MARTI • Lead the charge for Social reformation, through Agrarian reforms and Health reforms • One of the world’s four remaining socialist states espousing communism • The other 3 being: China, Laos and Vietnam • Cuban Economy adheres to Socialist Principles • Planned Economy • On 1965 under Fidel Castro; the nation revived the Communist Party of Cuba • During its development in the 1990’s it was supported by other socialist nations such as China, Venezuela and Bolivia
  10. 10. Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela • Major Figure: Hugo Chavez Under his Bolivarian Revolution Venezuela created a new Constitution • The party formulated the following policies: • Redistribution of wealth, land reform, and democratization of economic activity
  11. 11. • Republic of Chile • South America’s most stable and prosperous nations • Democracy returned after the fall of the military government of Augusto Pinochet Chile • Chile achieved economic success through economic liberalization and privatization combined with social reforms • 210% increase in social spending at low income sectors • The Miracle of Chile
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