Democracy in the contemporary world


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Democracy in the contemporary world.
It talks about Foundational challenge of democracy.
class 9 Pol-science

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Democracy in the contemporary world

  1. 1. Location Of Chile • It is a country located in South America occupying a long, narrow strip of land . • The shape of Chile is distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 kilometers long • In regards to the geographical northernmost and southernmost points of Chile, it is the longest country in the world, and includes the 5th lengthiest coastline at over 78 thousand kilometers. • It’s capital in Santiago.
  2. 2. Democracy  Government by the people; especially : rule of the majority Dictatorship  A country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
  3. 3. Who Was Allende?
  4. 4. • Allende after being elected as the President took several decisions to help the poor and the workers. These included -: 1) Reform of educational system. 2) Free milk for children. 3) Redistribution of land to the landless labourers. 4) He also opposed foreign companies from taking natural resources from the country.
  5. 5. • Allende was liked by the poor people and the workers but the rich landlords, the church people and other political parties opposed his government. • They didn’t like Allende’s policy of spending too much on the workers. • On 26 May 1973, Chile’s Supreme Court, which was opposed to Allende's government, unanimously denounced the Allende disruption of the legality of the nation. Although illegal under the Chilean constitution, the court supported and strengthened Pinochet's seizure of power.
  6. 6. Military Coup 1973 • Finally on the morning of 11 September 1973, the military led by General Augusto Pinochet took over the seaport, arrested the Defence Minister from his office. • The military commanders asked the President to resign and Allende refused the military surrounded the President’s house and started bombing it. • Allende died in the military attack. • A military coup occurred in Chile and a government elected by people was overthrown by violence and conspiracy.
  7. 7. Pinochet-: A ruthless dictator • In a military rule people could not question the government. • Pinochet`s govertnment tourted and killed many people who were in the fovour of Allende and those who wanted to restore democracy. • Those who refused to join the Coup-:Alberto Bachelet General Of the air force and this wife and daughter were prisoioned and tortured. • More than 3000people were killed and many more were reported missing.
  8. 8. • In 1998 Pinochet`s after 17 years of rule was sure that the people would say yes to this rule . • As a result A referendum was conducted in1998 but the people of Chile had not forgotten their democratic tradition • People were against Pinochet and Pinochet lost his political as well as the military power. • Political Freedom was restored in Chileafter 17years.
  9. 9. Political Held in 1989 &after
  10. 10. Thank You!!!