History UsefulNotes / PresidentsOfChile

15th Jul '16 1:45:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Bernardo O’Higgins''' (1817-1823): Even though there were other Supreme Directors before him, he is recognized as the first guy in charge of Chile as a new country, so he’s the first on the list. A redHead born as the HeroicBastard of a former Chilean Governor/Viceroy of Peru, he grew into an independence fighter after quite the BreakTheCutie experiences he had in both Chile and England. O'Higgins was assigned the position when San Martín instead preferred to go on a South American tour fighting for independence of more territories. He made developments in public buildings and agriculture. Fearing another invasion of Spain, he also created the Navy. However, his efforts to abolish the nobility and his clashes with the church, along with a new constitution seen with bad eyes by them alienated him from the upper class, so he was forced to resign. He left for Peru with his family (including his maternal half-sister Rosa, his son Demetrio and others) and lived the rest of his life there. Said to have had ties with Masonry and specially the ''very'' shady "Logia Lautarina" hailing from Argentina.

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* '''Bernardo O’Higgins''' (1817-1823): Even though there were other Supreme Directors before him, he is recognized as the first guy in charge of Chile as a new country, so he’s the first on the list. A redHead redhead born as the HeroicBastard of a former Chilean Governor/Viceroy of Peru, he grew into an independence fighter after quite the BreakTheCutie experiences he had in both Chile and England. O'Higgins was assigned the position when San Martín instead preferred to go on a South American tour fighting for independence of more territories. He made developments in public buildings and agriculture. Fearing another invasion of Spain, he also created the Navy. However, his efforts to abolish the nobility and his clashes with the church, along with a new constitution seen with bad eyes by them alienated him from the upper class, so he was forced to resign. He left for Peru with his family (including his maternal half-sister Rosa, his son Demetrio and others) and lived the rest of his life there. Said to have had ties with Masonry and specially the ''very'' shady "Logia Lautarina" hailing from Argentina.
15th Jul '16 1:45:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Bernardo O’Higgins''' (1817-1823): Even though there were other Supreme Directors before him, he is recognized as the first guy in charge of Chile as a new country, so he’s the first on the list. A RedHeadedHero born as the HeroicBastard of a former Chilean Governor/Viceroy of Peru, he grew into an independence fighter after quite the BreakTheCutie experiences he had in both Chile and England. O'Higgins was assigned the position when San Martín instead preferred to go on a South American tour fighting for independence of more territories. He made developments in public buildings and agriculture. Fearing another invasion of Spain, he also created the Navy. However, his efforts to abolish the nobility and his clashes with the church, along with a new constitution seen with bad eyes by them alienated him from the upper class, so he was forced to resign. He left for Peru with his family (including his maternal half-sister Rosa, his son Demetrio and others) and lived the rest of his life there. Said to have had ties with Masonry and specially the ''very'' shady "Logia Lautarina" hailing from Argentina.

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* '''Bernardo O’Higgins''' (1817-1823): Even though there were other Supreme Directors before him, he is recognized as the first guy in charge of Chile as a new country, so he’s the first on the list. A RedHeadedHero redHead born as the HeroicBastard of a former Chilean Governor/Viceroy of Peru, he grew into an independence fighter after quite the BreakTheCutie experiences he had in both Chile and England. O'Higgins was assigned the position when San Martín instead preferred to go on a South American tour fighting for independence of more territories. He made developments in public buildings and agriculture. Fearing another invasion of Spain, he also created the Navy. However, his efforts to abolish the nobility and his clashes with the church, along with a new constitution seen with bad eyes by them alienated him from the upper class, so he was forced to resign. He left for Peru with his family (including his maternal half-sister Rosa, his son Demetrio and others) and lived the rest of his life there. Said to have had ties with Masonry and specially the ''very'' shady "Logia Lautarina" hailing from Argentina.
1st Jul '16 12:23:31 PM Anddrix
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Even though the Pinochet regime is now mostly condemned, [[BaseBreaker he still is a very controversial person in Chile]]. A wise person should try to not bring the topic if he/she doesn’t know his/her audience. His depiction in the media is usually as a Darth Vader-like figure during his regime (the cape and glasses he usually wore certainly helped form the image) [[EvilIsHammy shouting things to make them clear]], and as a [[RetiredMonster senile forgetful relic]] in his later years. When his accounts on Riggs Bank were founded, proving false his claims that he didn’t take advantage of his ruling to make money, his portrayal was changed to a senile forgetful thief relic. After all, his nickname was [[MeaningfulName Pinocho (Pinocchio)]].

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Even though the Pinochet regime is now mostly condemned, [[BaseBreaker he still is a very controversial person in Chile]].Chile. A wise person should try to not bring the topic if he/she doesn’t know his/her audience. His depiction in the media is usually as a Darth Vader-like figure during his regime (the cape and glasses he usually wore certainly helped form the image) [[EvilIsHammy shouting things to make them clear]], and as a [[RetiredMonster senile forgetful relic]] in his later years. When his accounts on Riggs Bank were founded, proving false his claims that he didn’t take advantage of his ruling to make money, his portrayal was changed to a senile forgetful thief relic. After all, his nickname was [[MeaningfulName Pinocho (Pinocchio)]].
4th May '16 4:54:27 PM nombretomado
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* '''Ricardo Lagos''' (2000-2006): Socialist. Once the main oppositor of Pinochet’s dictatorship, he had to deal tense relations with the neighbor countries (especially Bolivia), corruption scandals and had to make a decision regarding [[TheWarOnTerror George W. Bush’s intention of invading Iraq]] (for the record, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he chose not to support him]]). Enjoyed of enormous support back during his term, but at the end was criticized for not doing enough about the inequity problem. Nowadays known as “[[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]]” for his role as Special Envoy on Climate Change, for which he has been criticized, as his presidential actions don't show any concern for the enviroment. The media portrays him as some sort of LargeHam MemeticBadass, based mainly on the occasion when he confronted Pinochet and his desire to remain in power on television, an incident known in Chile as “the finger of Lagos” (he [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger pointed at the camera with his index finger]] while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he criticized Pinochet]] with a [[KubrickStare very menacing look]]).

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* '''Ricardo Lagos''' (2000-2006): Socialist. Once the main oppositor of Pinochet’s dictatorship, he had to deal tense relations with the neighbor countries (especially Bolivia), corruption scandals and had to make a decision regarding [[TheWarOnTerror George W. Bush’s intention of invading Iraq]] (for the record, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he chose not to support him]]). Enjoyed of enormous support back during his term, but at the end was criticized for not doing enough about the inequity problem. Nowadays known as “[[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers “[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]]” for his role as Special Envoy on Climate Change, for which he has been criticized, as his presidential actions don't show any concern for the enviroment. The media portrays him as some sort of LargeHam MemeticBadass, based mainly on the occasion when he confronted Pinochet and his desire to remain in power on television, an incident known in Chile as “the finger of Lagos” (he [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger pointed at the camera with his index finger]] while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he criticized Pinochet]] with a [[KubrickStare very menacing look]]).
10th Nov '15 5:41:29 PM nombretomado
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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attempts]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.

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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attempts]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) businessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.
17th Oct '15 6:17:06 PM nombretomado
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Some other stuff that happened during this period included a visit from the Pope (which is seen either as an attempt to congratulate the country with the rest of the world or ThePope's genuine attempt to help recover democracy -- and quite recalled by protests following John Paul II almost everywhere), the recovery and then collapse of the economy, the '''horrifying''' repressions of the [[SecretPolice DINA]] headed by [[CoronelKillgore Manuel "Mamo" Contreras]], a new Constitution approved in a very disputed plebiscite (very similar to the Anschluss, actually), the death of former President Frei ''juuuuuuuust'' when he had publically announced [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere that he would withdraw his former support to Pinochet]], and yet ''ANOTHER'' earthquake, this time on the capital itself. Finally, after both internal and external pressure elections were called in 1988 (it's said he has a VillainousBreakdown and actually didn't want to aknowledge his loss), ending the dictatorship and starting the democracy again.

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Some other stuff that happened during this period included a visit from the Pope (which is seen either as an attempt to congratulate the country with the rest of the world or ThePope's UsefulNotes/ThePope's genuine attempt to help recover democracy -- and quite recalled by protests following John Paul II almost everywhere), the recovery and then collapse of the economy, the '''horrifying''' repressions of the [[SecretPolice DINA]] headed by [[CoronelKillgore Manuel "Mamo" Contreras]], a new Constitution approved in a very disputed plebiscite (very similar to the Anschluss, actually), the death of former President Frei ''juuuuuuuust'' when he had publically announced [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere that he would withdraw his former support to Pinochet]], and yet ''ANOTHER'' earthquake, this time on the capital itself. Finally, after both internal and external pressure elections were called in 1988 (it's said he has a VillainousBreakdown and actually didn't want to aknowledge his loss), ending the dictatorship and starting the democracy again.
22nd Sep '15 8:19:43 AM DDRMASTERM
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'''''Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1990):''''' '''DINA, Desaparecidos, Repression, Chicago Boys… am I forgetting something? Oh yeah, [[RunningGag another earthquake]]''' - Until the end of the Cold War, Augusto Pinochet would keep control of the country through a [[BananaRepublic dictatorship]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_dictatorship_of_Chile_(1973–90)#Suppression_of_political_activity Opponents would be persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, raped, forcefully disappeared, relegated to small villages or exiled]] and, thanks to the network known as Operación Cóndor (Operation Condor), they were not safe even in other countries (as people like ex-Commander-in-Chief Carlos Prats and ex-Minister Orlando Letelier sadly found out). His regime would be pretty infamous for its '''very''' poor human rights register, which would eventually alienate even the people that supported him at the beginning - whether outside or inside the country.

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'''''Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1990):''''' '''DINA, Desaparecidos, Repression, Chicago Boys… am I forgetting something? Oh yeah, [[RunningGag another earthquake]]''' - Until the end of the Cold War, [[UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet Augusto Pinochet Pinochet]] would keep control of the country through a [[BananaRepublic dictatorship]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_dictatorship_of_Chile_(1973–90)#Suppression_of_political_activity Opponents would be persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, raped, forcefully disappeared, relegated to small villages or exiled]] and, thanks to the network known as Operación Cóndor (Operation Condor), they were not safe even in other countries (as people like ex-Commander-in-Chief Carlos Prats and ex-Minister Orlando Letelier sadly found out). His regime would be pretty infamous for its '''very''' poor human rights register, which would eventually alienate even the people that supported him at the beginning - whether outside or inside the country.
21st Sep '15 12:44:16 PM DDRMASTERM
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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attempts]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably as [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.

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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attempts]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably as presumably [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.
21st Sep '15 12:41:50 PM DDRMASTERM
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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attemps]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably as [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.

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* '''Salvador Allende''' (1970-1973): Socialist (Popular Unity), a physician and ImpoverishedPatrician from Valparaiso. After [[{{Determinator}} three failed attemps]], attempts]], he finally won the race for presidency. Was thought of being a ManipulativeBastard and very much a reader into people's souls. Trying to bring socialism to the country (summarized in his motto “The Chilean path to socialism”), he started to nationalize big industries and made the government took full charge of the administration of education and health; he also finished Frei's plan of land seizure. However, his '''horrendous''' economical administration, along with the usual lack of products in the markets (which was NOT helped by the intervention of right-wing groups associated with bussinessmen) and friendship with UsefulNotes/FidelCastro made him extremely unpopular with the right-wing, the United States and eventually, even the more left-center ones. Fearing another UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, US president RichardNixon and his associate Henry Kissinger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile made everything they could to make the country collapse]]. In 1973, Allende was deposed in a violent coup d'etat (it involved, between other things, bullet exchanges and fighters [[StuffBlowingUp bombing La Moneda]], the palace government) during [[DrivenToSuicide which he took his own life]], presumably as [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled as the last laugh to his enemies]]. The irony? He '''was''' toying with the idea of calling a plebiscite to decide if he would continue in the presidency. He was replaced by the infamous [[GeneralRipper General Augusto Pinochet]], who was reported to have been among the closest to him in the military fields. (And few months before the coup... had publically announced to the presses [[HarsherInHindsight that the military would not intervene to take Allende out of power.]]) In 2008, he was elected the Greatest Chilean in history.
9th Sep '15 4:59:43 PM MarkLungo
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* '''José Joaquín Pérez''' (1861-1871): A lot less conservative than his predecessor, his government saw the creation of the Fire Corps, the ChinchaIslandsWar and the population of the center-south region of the country.

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* '''José Joaquín Pérez''' (1861-1871): A lot less conservative than his predecessor, his government saw the creation of the Fire Corps, the ChinchaIslandsWar UsefulNotes/TheChinchaIslandsWar and the population of the center-south region of the country.



So there you have it, the presidents of Chile. That’s the reason why the politics in [[WorldOfSnark Chile]] [[DeadpanSnarker are a motive of mockery.]]

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So there you have it, the presidents of Chile. That’s the reason why the politics in [[WorldOfSnark Chile]] [[DeadpanSnarker are a motive of mockery.]]]]
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