How Fast Can A Democracy Fall?

Summary

Chile was a strong constitutional government with a long history of democracy until September 11, 1973, when it all came crashing down. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte ruled Chile with an iron fist for 17 years and was the mastermind of thousands of tortures, disappearances, and murders. In this episode, Nat breaks down the timeline of Pinochet’s regime and asks the essential question: how fast can a democracy fall? 

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