Augusto Pinochet
byJeff Sampson

1) Profile of your leader

             Pinochet was ruthless dictator of Chile. He started his military training at a young age of 17. In 1973 he received assistance from the United States Government in helping to over through the current  Marxist government. He killed close to 3200 people and tortured close to 29,000 more people during the early 70's and did not allow any debate in his government and changed laws to protect himself and his  Secret Police.  His love for Chile was described as impeccable and all he wanted was the best for the people of Chile. His goal was for them to over look the fact that he was killing people and tortured people who did not agree with him. He was saying to them that he was protecting the people from communism by killing off people.

2)Audio/Visual/Artistic  Element

3) Creative Piece

To the people of my beloved Chile,        I am writing to you my confession of guiltiness for all of the ruthless acts that I have committed. Yes The economy has flourished  for certain reasons but they were for all the  wrong reasons. During my rain of terror all of the power had gone to my head and I changed the laws to protect myself and my secret police. I confess that I murdered  3200 people and tortured thousands of people.  I apologize to every one who I ever hurt and to the family members of the deceased  

4) Essential Question

Pinochet was considerd a was criminal but could he still be praised for all the benifishal things he has done?

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