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Overview

Chile lies along the southwestern coast of South America and its long expanse has a diversity of climates and natural resources. Its history of political stability is unparalleled in Latin America. Chile's economic genius helped ignite the global economy of the 1990s, and the nation continues to have a strong economy today. Chileans are famous for having a rich and vital culture, and they have concerns that all nations share: concerns about work, family, and the environment. However, not all Chileans enjoy the benefits of the nation's achievements. A sizeable minority has no jobs and lives in poor shantytowns. Chile has nagging memories of a recent, brutal dictatorship, but the nation has recently returned to its democratic tradition. The Chilean people believe in their nation, they are trying to resolve their problems, and they are optimistic about the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791079126
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Modern World Nations Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction8
2Physical Landscapes12
3Chile Through Time32
4People and Culture50
5Government and Politics66
6Economy82
7Living in Chile Today100
8Chile Looks Ahead116
Facts at a Glance120
History at a Glance122
Glossary124
Further Reading127
Websites127
Index128

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