VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > D. Latin America, 1945–2000 > 2. South America, 1945–2000 > b. Chile
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(See 1938–41)
 
b. Chile
 
 
1946, Sept. 4
 
Gabriel González Videla was elected president by a leftist bloc to succeed Don Juan A. Ríos (1942–46). His cabinet included Socialists and Communists, who later dropped out as the regime moved to the Right.  1
 
1947, Oct
 
Communist-led strikes brought the arrest of 200 Communists and a break in diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.  2
 
1948, Sept 2
 
The Communist Party was outlawed, but strikes and disorders continued.  3
 
1949
 
Women were granted the vote.  4
 
March
 
Parliamentary elections gave the government coalition a majority.  5
 
 
 
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