Populism in Argentina: Juan and Evita Peron

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Lecture 35 36 Feb 28 March 1, 2012
Populism in Argentina: Juan and Eva Peron
Introduction
1. Populism
With industrialization comes the development of cities
By 1930s, LA was different
Political power is changing from rural areas to urban areas
More workers means more people that need to be integrated into society
Franchises want to expand
o Bring women into it
o Belief that this will bring votes of these women’s husband
1630-60: group of people
o With different social structure, need to redistribute power
o More middle classes
o Working class is larger
o Populist try to manipulate this is get power and stay in power
Believe that government needs to play a large role in society as well as economy
o Previously was all about free trade in LA
Strong sense of nationalism
o From economic point of view: don’t want any more foreigners controlling
factories
2. Factors that prompt social change
Education more people are being educated
o 30s: mass communication radio
Pressure for change
o US depression that affects LA (even though they had nothing to do with it)
o Natural diseases
o WW2 followed the depression
3. Populist movements in Latin America
State (government) that needs to control the armed forces
o If cannot control the army, unable to hold control over the mass
Need offer different things for support
Sometimes army acts on its own
Landowners becoming less important
o Cities are taking over
o Still have large number of peasants (in both the cities and towns)
More education provides and allow greater depth in thought
Investors often push the government, or even overthrow (ex: Guatemala)
Have certain characteristics
o 20s-50s
o Organized in corporate manner movement occurs in groups
o Force people into regimes
Working class, and
Peasantries…make up these followers
Very nationalist
o Want to assert nationalist independence
o States intervenes to help promote social justice
Union will include workers of factory, children of favourably, etc)
Government gives workers that they need
Argentina and the Rise of Person
1. Background
Evita Durita attended school till 6 years old; wanted to play in a stage play
Evita used various men she met to help advance her career
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With industrialization comes the development of cities. Political power is changing from rural areas to urban areas. More workers means more people that need to be integrated into society. Franchises want to expand: bring women into it, belief that this will bring votes of these women"s husband. 1630-60: group of people: with different social structure, need to redistribute power, more middle classes, working class is larger, populist try to manipulate this is get power and stay in power. Believe that government needs to play a large role in society as well as economy: previously was all about free trade in la. Strong sense of nationalism: from economic point of view: don"t want any more foreigners controlling, factors that prompt social change factories. Education more people are being educated: 30s: mass communication radio. Pressure for change: us depression that affects la (even though they had nothing to do with it, natural diseases, ww2 followed the depression, populist movements in latin america.

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