Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia 1960 CE

Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador have all experienced intense political instability.

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What is happening in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia in 1960CE

In Peru, a long period of stable constitutional rule saw the rise of a movement known as the Apristas, which championed the rights of the Indian majority, and of a right-wing, neo-Fascist movement, supported by powerful elements of the old ruling classes, which bitterly opposed them. In 1930, a military coup in the wake of the Wall Street Crash ended the years of civilian government, and instability, accompanied by full-scale political persecution, has been the rule since.

In Bolivia, a strong post-World War 1 recovery in the 1920’s gave way to economic decline in the 1930’s, during the worldwide downturn. Defeat in the Chaco War with Paraguay (1932-5) led to political instability, with military rule alternating with civilian rule. This has culminated in the so-called Bolivian National Revolution of 1952 -64, which has resulted in a general improvement in the condition of majority Indian population.

Ecuador has continued to experience chronic political instability, the result of extremes of wealth and poverty. This has undermined the country’s ability to defend her borders effectively, and she has lost a large slice of Amazon territory to her neighbour, Peru.

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