The 1989 Coup d'état in Paraguay: The end of a long dictatorship, 1954-1989  9781911628699

The 1989 Coup d'état in Paraguay: The end of a long dictatorship, 1954-1989

Product code 9781911628699

€ 21.06

Quantity:
Add to cart

Series Latin America @ War 11

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Antonio Luis Sapienza

Format 297mm x 210mm

No. Pages 64

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory World Wars » Latin America War

Availability only 1 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Aerial Operations in the Revolutions of 1922 and 1947 in Paraguay, The first Dogfights in South America Aerial Operations in the Revolutions of 1922 and 1947 in Paraguay, The first Dogfights in South AmericaHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 8€ 21.06
Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru Volume 3: Aerial Operations over the Cenepa River Valley 1995 Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru Volume 3: Aerial Operations over the Cenepa River Valley 1995Helion & CompanyLatin America @ War 22€ 21.06
Armed Forces of the English Speaking Caribbean: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Armed Forces of the English Speaking Caribbean: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & TobagoHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 26€ 21.06
COIN Operations in Paraguay: Dirty Little Wars 1956-1980 COIN Operations in Paraguay: Dirty Little Wars 1956-1980Helion & CompanyLatin America @ War 27€ 24.72
Decades of Rebellion: Volume 1: Mexican Military Aviation in the rebellions of the 1920s Decades of Rebellion: Volume 1: Mexican Military Aviation in the rebellions of the 1920sHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 40€ 24.72
Mexicans at War. Mexican Military Aviation in the Second World War 1941-1945 Mexicans at War. Mexican Military Aviation in the Second World War 1941-1945Helion & CompanyLatin America @ War 9€ 36.65
Revolución Libertadora Volume 2: The 1955 Coup that Overthrew President Perón Revolución Libertadora Volume 2: The 1955 Coup that Overthrew President PerónHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 33€ 24.72
The Beagle Conflict Volume 2: Argentina and Chile on the Brink of War 1978-1984 The Beagle Conflict Volume 2: Argentina and Chile on the Brink of War 1978-1984Helion & CompanyLatin America @ War 39€ 24.72
The Chaco War, 1932-1935 Fighting in Green Hell The Chaco War, 1932-1935 Fighting in Green HellHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 20€ 21.06
Trinidad 1990 The Caribbean's Islamist Insurrection Trinidad 1990 The Caribbean's Islamist InsurrectionHelion & CompanyLatin America @ War 19€ 21.06
Product description

The year 1989 was crucial for Paraguay. After a long period of 35 years of dictatorship, General Alfredo Stroessner was finally overthrown by a violent coup d'état. In a sort of prophetic way, he once said …"I came to power by arms and I will only leave by arms" and that came true on 2 February of that year. The 1989 Coup d'état in Paraguay discusses Stroessner's climb to power during a coup of 1954, fraudulent elections that got him re-elected seven times, and the ways Stroessner kept himself afloat through cooperation with the armed forces, a right-wing political party, and the USA. Arguably, longing to maintain his popularity, the dictator launched a large number of major development projects, including construction of roads, water and sewage facilities, three big hydro-electrical power stations, and a build-up of an airline. At the same time, abuse of human rights and oppression of any kind of political opposition became a norm: dozens of political prisoners were tortured and even executed, and thousands driven into exile. As could be expected from a dictator with a military background, Stroessner prompted a major expansion and a build-up of the armed forces and the police, too. Nevertheless, it was the armed forces of Paraguay that brought about his demise: the coup that finally ended Stroessner's rule was planned by General Andres Rodriguez, the Commander of the I Army Corps – and then with full support of large segments of the Army, Air Force and the Navy of Paraguay. A detailed description of the coup in question, and how Stroessner was driven into exile in Brazil, is the centrepiece of this narrative. Thirty years since the fall of Stroessner's regime, many things have changed in Paraguay: still, many remain the same. Containing over 100 photographs, colour profiles, maps and extensive tables, 'The 1989 Coup d'etat in Paraguay' is a unique study and a source of reference about an important episode in Latin American history.

82 photos, 15-18 artworks, 4 maps



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com