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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?
Juan Peron
Porfirio Diaz
Rafael Trujillo
Francois Duvalier

Question 2:


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

Question 3:

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In 1983 Ronald Reagan praised this African leader as "a voice of good sense and goodwill."
Jomo Kenyatta
Mobutu Sese Seko
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
Sukarno
Megawati


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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?
Idi Amin
Pinochet
Franco
Salazar

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
Ferdinand Marcos
Manuel Roxas
Diosdado Macapagal

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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