Chilean history

Trip Start Dec 26, 2009
Trip End Dec 22, 2010

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Flag of Chile  , Patagonia,
Monday, March 1, 2010


Capital                - Santiago

Population           -

Currency              - Chilean peso   

Famous for          - Patagonia, Atacama desert, sea food

Language             -Spanish.


In The Beginning

 Various farmers and herders pre dated the Incas. These being Aymara, Atacameno, El molle, Tiwanaku, Chango, Diaguita and Mapuche.

  1541, Conquistador Pedro De Valdivia crossed the harsh Atacama dessert to found Santiago.
  Mapuche fought European colonisation for over three centuries.

  1818, Argentine, Jose De San Martin liberated Chile, Giving power to Bernado O Higgins

  1890, A civil war broke out resulting in 10,00 deaths

Post world wars

  1930 - 1960, North American companies gained control of important Chilean mining companies.
  1973, General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the government killing many leftist supporters, thousands went into exile.

  1989, Pinochet's terrible regime ended. He was then kept under house arrest in England awaiting trail.


 Chili recovered from the 2001 - 2003 depression to become the economic star of Latin America.

  1 week ago Chili was struck by an earth quake measuring 8.7 on the RIC TA. The last I herd, 497 people died.

  Right wing government coming into power soon.
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