Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America, and Nicaragua, 1961-1972

Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America, and Nicaragua, 1961-1972

by Michael D. Gambone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275965945

ISBN-13: 9780275965945

Pub. Date: 07/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

At the start of the 1960s, revolution challenged the established world order. In every corner of the underdeveloped world, discontent with the status quo fueled attempts to revoke colonialism and the strangleholds on power maintained by entrenched local oligarchies. This book examines the causes of revolution in the sixties and the various responses crafted to stop

Overview

At the start of the 1960s, revolution challenged the established world order. In every corner of the underdeveloped world, discontent with the status quo fueled attempts to revoke colonialism and the strangleholds on power maintained by entrenched local oligarchies. This book examines the causes of revolution in the sixties and the various responses crafted to stop it, in particular, the Alliance for Progress, a program which represented the best products of American developmental and counterinsurgency theory. Equally important, however, is an examination of the independent policies implemented by Latin Americans themselves, often in direct opposition to those pursued by the U.S.

For the United States the period represented a challenge to both its sovereignty and its leadership in the so-called Free World. Perhaps more importantly, the disruptions blanketing the globe also pointed out the dramatic weaknesses of an American policy dominated by preparations for thermonuclear war with the Soviet Union. For Latin America, revolution challenged national stability and, in the cases of the regimes it was directed against, their very survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275965945
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Revolution Arrives, 1961-1963

Revolution and Democracy in Latin Ameica

The Challenge of Guerrilla War

The Economic Revolution in Central America

The Revolution Contained, 1963-1968

Revolution and Lyndon Johnson

Influence and Internal Security at Mid-Decade

Recapturing Economic Reform

The System Crumbles, 1969-1972

Nixon Doctrine and Latin America

The New Balance of Military Power

The Approaching Economic Crisis

Conclusions

Bibliography

Index

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