Chile history

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joined nations

1945 - 1946

Peru, Paraguay, Chile, and Ecuador joined United Nations

war

1945 - 1946

Chile declared war on Germany.

Coup

1970 - 1971

Nixon authorized a US-backed coup in Chile.

Church

1975 - 1976

The 1975 US Church committee report on CIA activity in Chile included a chronology that covered this period.

chief

1989 - 1990

Patricio Aylwin won presidential election; General Pinochet remained commander-in-chief of the army

preisident

1994 - 1995

Eduardo Frei elected president

Retired

1998 - 1999

General Pinochet retired from the army, appointed senator for life

Blizzard

2005 - 2006

45 young soldiers perish in a blizzard, prompting calls for an end to compulsory military service.

Valcano

2008 - 2009

Unexpected eruption of Chaiten volcano which has been dormant for 9,000 years. Authorities order complete evacuation of two towns in Patagonian region.

Earthqauke

2010 - 2011

Hundreds die and widespread damage is caused as massive earthquake strikes central Chile. The 8.8 magnitude quake is the biggest to hit the country in 50 years.