Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest)

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest)


not like a standard conflict waged opposed to a status military, a "dirty warfare" is waged opposed to members, teams, or rules thought of subversive. initially linked to Argentina's army regime from 1976-1983, the time period has because been utilized to neighboring dictatorships throughout the interval. certainly, it has develop into a byword for state-sponsored repression wherever on the earth. the 1st version of this reference illustrated the concept that by way of describing the regimes of Argentina, Chile (1973-1990), and Uruguay (1973-1985), which tortured, murdered, and disappeared millions of individuals within the identify of anticommunism whereas millions extra have been pushed into exile. the second one version expands the scope to incorporate Bolivia (1971-1982), Brazil (1964-1985), and Paraguay (1954-1989). In mid-1975 the six nations joined forces, developing Operation Condor, a top-secret army community that hunted down one another's political enemies.

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of "The soiled Wars" specializes in the interval 1954-1990 in South the US, while authoritarian regimes waged battle on subversion, either actual and imagined. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries at the nations; guerrilla and political routine; fashionable guerrilla, human-rights, army, and political figures; neighborhood, local, and foreign human-rights companies; and inventive figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works try and symbolize or face up to the interval of repression.

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