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America's Undemocratic Allies

written by: cyberpunk
 
Labeled by some as "The Friendly Dictators", all of these unsavory political characters had one thing in common. They were all supported by the American government, as allies in the fight against communism. How much do you know about these questionable characters?

Question 1:


Which of the following Latin American dictators was once courtmartialed for kidnapping and rape?
Rafael Trujillo
Porfirio Diaz
Juan Peron
Francois Duvalier

Question 2:


Which of the following had the nickname "Papa Doc"?
Hugo Chavez
Fidel Castro
Manuel Noriega
Francois Duvalier

Question 3:

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In 1983 Ronald Reagan praised this African leader as "a voice of good sense and goodwill."
Mobutu Sese Seko
Jomo Kenyatta
Kwame Nkrumah
Milton Obote


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Question 4:

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On May 21, 1998 this Indonesian president resigned from office.
Sihanouk
Suharto
Megawati
Sukarno


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Question 5:


The name of which dictator became a catchphrase on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" during its first season in 1975?
Salazar
Franco
Pinochet
Idi Amin

Question 6:


In April of 1980 this master sergeant seized power in Liberia.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


This Chilean dictator seized power in a coup that overthrew Salvador Allende in 1973.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


This Philippine president was forced to leave his country in 1986, amidst growing opposition sparked by his fraudulent election.
Corazon Aquino
Manuel Roxas
Diosdado Macapagal
Ferdinand Marcos

Question 9:


Which one of the following ruled Taiwan until his death in 1975?
Sun Yat- Sen
Chiang Kai-Shek
Chou En Lai
Deng Xiaoping

Question 10:


Which one of the following was commonly referred to as "El Caudillo"?
Franco
Peron
Mubarak
Suharto

 


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