North Korea and the other 9/11: How the DPRK remembers Chile’s military coup
The US-backed overthrow of socialist Salvador Allende proved a major setback for Pyongyang’s interests in South America
For more than 20 years, September 11 has been linked to al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks against the U.S. But the date also marks another tragedy that took place 50 years ago this week: the military coup that brought a bloody end to the Chilean socialist revolution of President Salvador Allende.
For North Korea, the coup was an enormous setback. The DPRK not only lost a valuable ally in a region dominated by the U.S., but also a platform for further expansion on the subcontinent.
Allende’s support for North Korea was clear in his actions. One
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