U.S. History II Honors Period 5 Research Paper Preliminary Analysis
" Speech to the United Nations (excerpts)." Salvador Allende: Speech to the United Nations (excerpts). N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. http://www.marxists.org/archive/allende/1972/december/04.htm
I found this website to be very useful as a primary source. It shows the speech that Salvador Allende gave to the United Nations on December 4, 1972. He speaks about everything having to do with life in Chile, how he’s going to improve the country, his biography, what he thinks about Communism, what America wants from Latin America, and how his government will be set up. That will help me understand where he’s coming from, his point of view on Communism and why people in the United States would even consider to plot him for execution- most likely because we are Anti-Communists. With that being said, I’ll have more of a comprehensive idea to write about the controversy between Chile and the U.S. when it comes to Communism. For example, knowing its pros/cons.
"Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973." Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973. Ed. Peter Kornbluh. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. September 11, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile. The link above will take one to a list of declassified documents during the time before and after the attack (range of 1970-1976). Whether people want to believe it or not, Richard Nixon- president during the time of Allende’s electoral process- was involved with the CIA along with planning the plot to persecute Salvador Allende. According to The National Security Archive, Nixon’s idea was to “make the economy scream” in Chile to “prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him.” Tying into what and how the persecution was organized, all these declassified documents show plenty of information involving the coup and Nixon’s plan. These documents include:
Cables written by U.S. Ambassador Edward Korry after Allende's election, showing conversations with Pres. Eduardo Frei on how to block the president-elect from being inaugurated. The cables contain detailed descriptions and opinions on the various political forces in Chile, including the Chilean military, the Christian Democrat Party, and the U.S. business