The Demise of Democracy. Prelude to the Coup of 1930. The Rise of the Modern Military. Origins of the Modern Military Poor performance in the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870 Establishment of Colegio Militar in 1870 to train young officers, but not recruits
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The Demise of Democracy
Prelude to the Coup of 1930
Poor performance in the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870
Establishment of Colegio Militar in 1870 to train young officers, but not recruits
1890 boundary dispute with Chile led to formation of Escuela Superior de Guerra (War Academy), promotion of officers now based on education
Most member of Logia San Martín horrified.
Yrigoyen in his 70s –seen as senile
Big disputes about provincial rights for drilling for petroleum—opposed by YPF
Impact of depression
All led to military coup led by General Uriburu