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With his commitment to workers’ rights and the welfare of the poor, as well as his unwillingness to bow to pressure from the United States, he inspired many liberals in America. Allende’s stature only grew when accusations surfaced that the United States, specifically the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), had engineered his downfall. For the political right, or conservatives, Allende continued to stand for the threat of communism. For More Information Books Alegria, Fernando. Allende. Translated by Frank Janney.
Having achieved his key goals, Acheson resigned as undersecretary on June 30 and returned to private law practice. However, after only eighteen months, he would get the call to public service once again. Secretary of State On January 21, 1949, at the beginning of his second term of office, President Truman appointed Acheson secretary of state. Acheson turned once again to the defense of Europe. Having addressed Europe’s economic strength through the Marshall Plan, Acheson next wanted to build Europe’s military strength.
June 3–4, 1989 Chinese communist leaders order a military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, leading to many deaths. June 4, 1989 The first Polish free elections lead to major victory by Solidarity. October 7, 1989 The Hungarian communist party disbands. October 23, 1989 Massive demonstrations begin against the East German communist government, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters and leading to the resignation of the East German leadership in early November.