01/17/18 - What Difference Did a Revolution Make? Military Service in Post-1952 Bolivia

What Difference Did a Revolution Make? Military Service in Post-1952 Bolivia
01/17/2018, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
January 17
2018/01/17 19:00
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2018/1/17
07:00 PM
2018/1/17
09:00 PM
Pigeons lining the street in front of a large architectural church

History Comes Alive Lecture Series 2017-18
What Difference Did a Revolution Make? Military Service in Post-1952 Bolivia
Speaker: Liz Shesko

Within 16 months of seizing power, the leaders of Bolivia’s 1952 Revolution had nationalized the three largest tin mines, enacted agrarian reform in favor of small producers and granted universal suffrage. The new administration faced a dilemma, however, over the military. How would it deal with this powerful institution that had dominated Bolivian politics for decades? This lecture explores the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement’s conflicted relationship with the military and how military service changed after 1952.

Location

Oakland Center (OC)

Gold Rooms B & C

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454


Contact Information
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