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Fuego en el Magallanes

An unfinished late 20th century Argentinean-Chilean timeline by Maverick. It can be read here.


  • South America beteen 1978 and 1983, the times of the military government, international tensions, the cold war, violation of human rights and the rise of authoritarianism


  • On December of 1978, Argentina and Chile are on the brink of war over the territorial dispute at the Strategically located Beagle Island. The divergence is that Argentina launches the planned strike against Chile and the invasion of the country.


Covers the war between 1978 and 1979, the consequences on latin America and the world, especially at Chile and Argentina, the effects on the cold war geopolitics and the development of the wider world.


  • Jorge Rafael Videla, President of Argentina
  • Italo Luder, Democratically elected president of Argentina in 1980
  • Augusto Pinochet, de facto President of Chile
  • Jimmy Carter, President of the United States
  • Leonid Bhrezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
  • Yuri Andropov, leader of the USSR upon Bhrezhnev's death in 1979
  • Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, 1981-1984

Interesting Events

  • -The 1978-1979 Beagle war between Argentina and Chile
  • -The Entry of Bolivia and Peru against Chile in the war
  • -Pinochet's fall in 1979
  • -The fall of the Argentine military government in 1980
  • -The diplomatic fight between the United States and the Pro-Argentine Soviet Union over the Beagle war, which ends with Bhrezhnev dying due to the pressure and Jimmy Carter being humiliated
  • -Reagan's new interventionist policy towards Latin America, leading to the killing of several military dictators and a return to Democracy through the continent
  • -Margaret Thatcher's defeat to Michael Foot in 1983, and the eventual loss of much of the British navy due to financial troubles.
  • -The rise of Yuri Andropov as head of the Soviet Union in 1980

timelines/fuego_en_el_magallanes.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/05 21:50 by petike