Chile the target of Argentine aggression in ‘78: Effects on international views of Pinochet?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by RightTosser, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. RightTosser Used Citra-Frost Salesman

    Nov 29, 2014
    Houston suburbs
    Let’s say that Argentina decides to move forward with its planned invasion of Chile in 1978.

    With Chile now the defender in a war of aggression, how are international attitudes towards the Pinochet regime impacted?

    If Chile is able to emerge victorious from the conflict, how is the longevity of the Pinochet regime impacted? I assume that a Chilean defeat would mean the end of the road for Pinochet.
  2. raharris1973 Gone Fishin'

    Jan 28, 2004
    Yes, but what will the Argentinian junta want him replaced with, an appeasing and supine right-wing military dictator rather than an ultra-patriotic one?
  3. Maeglin Lómion

    Oct 15, 2014
    The only people who would sympathise with Pinochet would be the people who gave him the time of day to start with. There would be no geopolitical significance to the conflict, so unlike Iraq-Iran no-one would have any need to take sides.