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  Military dictatorship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides within the military; it is similar but not identical to a, a state ruled directly by the military.
In the past, military juntas have justified their rule as a way of bringing political stability for the nation or rescuing it from the threat of "dangerous ideologies." This is a from of.
One of the almost universal characteristics of a military government is the institution of martial law or a permanent state of emergency.
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 Junta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In modern English usage, junta (pronounced HUN-ta or HOON-ta) typically refers to a military dictatorship, particularly the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, the infamous military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
In the history of Spain, junta was the name chosen by several local administrations forming in Spain during the Peninsula War as a patriotic alternative to the official administration topped by the French invaders.
Junta is an album by the popular US band Phish (though pronounced jun-tah as if it were originally an English word).
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 Augusto Pinochet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A junta headed by Pinochet was established, which immediately suspended the constitution, dissolved Congress, imposed strict censorship, proscribed the leftist parties that had constituted Allende's Popular Unity coalition, and halted all political activity.
Since Pinochet was the chief of the oldest branch of the military forces (the Army), he was made the head of the victorious junta — this position was originally to be rotated among the four branches, but was later made permanent.
The military governments maintained, however, that it was aimed at preserving stability during a time when many urban and rural Marxist guerrillas were actively seeking to violently overthrow each country's respective government.
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 Military dictatorship : Military junta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A military dictatorship is a form of dictatorship where the dictator, or a small group, rules through direct personal control of the military.
The Junta is usually led by a chairman, who may or may not also assume the title of president.
In the past, military juntas have staged coups in an attempt to bring stability to the nation, save it from the percieved threat of a dangerous ideology, or simply because they feel the interests of the military are being ignored by the current administration.
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 Military dictatorship -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides within the (The military forces of a nation) military; it is similar but not identical to a, a state ruled directly by the military.
In the past, military juntas have justified their rule as a way of bringing political stability for the nation or rescuing it from the threat of "dangerous (Click link for more info and facts about ideologies) ideologies." This is a from of threat construction.
One of the almost universal characteristics of a military government is the institution of (The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law) martial law or a permanent (Click link for more info and facts about state of emergency) state of emergency.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/military_dictatorship.htm   (1559 words)

  
 Military dictatorship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides with the military; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, a state ruled directly by the military.
For example, in most current and historical Communist states, the center of power rests among civilian party officials, and very careful measures (such as political officers and frequent rotations) are taken to prevent the military from exercising independent authority.
Mauritania- on August 3, 2005, the military staged a coup and declared a two year transitional military dictatorship
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 ipedia.com: Military dictatorship Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides within the military ; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, i.e., a state ruled directly by the military...
A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides within the military; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, i.e.
One of the almost universal degrees of a military government is the institution of martial law or a permanent state of emergency.
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 Argentina military junta members top officers and ministers
Military governor of Tucuman in 1976 and 1977.
A co-leader of the extreme Carapintadas military group who led a series of barrack uprisings against the democratic government of Alfonsín in 1987 and 1988, effectively blocking the judicial process against the responsible for the 1976-1983 repression.
Videla and Massera who had commanded the army and navy during the worst years of the repression were convicted of multiple cases of homicide aggravated by the defenseless state of victims, aggravated false arrests, torture, torture resulting in death, and robbery, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
www.yendor.com /vanished/junta.html   (5057 words)

  
 MYANMAR: A constitution in the making
The new constitution is being drafted with the idea of entrenching the military for good in the parliament by reservation of 25% of the seats for the military and the same percentage of military appointees for the top government jobs.
The military junta is also under intense pressure from the international community for human rights violations and suppression of political opposition groups.
The military junta in order to consolidate on the gains achieved by the agreements entered into with the ethnic groups and to ease the pressure from ASEAN and the international community may introduce some marginal reforms as progress towards democracy.
www.saag.org /papers13/paper1272.html   (1006 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | OPINION > Myanmar junta dismantles dreaded intelligence unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
YANGON—Myanmar’s military junta has begun the complete dismantling of a military intelligence unit formerly headed by disgraced premier Khin Nyunt, former intelligence officials and diplomats said Sunday.
He said 2,000 of an estimated 10,000 military intelligence (MI) members were retired or transferred by the junta on Wednesday, adding the unit was expected to be completely dismantled by the end of the month.
Military intelligence’s main unit based in the capital Yangon was the first to go, with its senior members forced into retirement, he said.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/dec/20/yehey/opinion/20041220opi8.html   (907 words)

  
 Sierra Leone Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997 - U.S. Department of State - Sierra Leone Web
The military junta routinely jailed antiregime civic leaders and students without judicial process; junta forces killed some detainees; amputated the arms of others; and raped women as punishment for their opposition to the regime.
Military and RUF forces committed summary executions of prisoners and killings, torture, rape, and mutilation of civilians.
On May 25, a military junta seized power from the civilian government which was chosen in free and fair elections.
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 The Vanished Gallery: The Desaparecidos of Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In a coup on March 24, 1976, a military junta seized power in Argentina and went on a campaign to wipe out left-wing terrorism with terror far worse than the one they were combating.
Between 1976 and 1983 - under military rule - thousands of people, most of them dissidents and innocent civilians unconnected with terrorism, were arrested and then vanished without a trace.
In 1983, after democracy was restored, a national commission was appointed to investigate the fate of the disappeared.
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 BBC News | Africa | Niger's military junta pledges elections
Military officers who seized power in a coup d'etat in the West African state of Niger have pledged to return the country to civilian rule in nine months.
However the military junta has told pro-democracy activists and foreign diplomats, that free local and presidential elections will be held after an interim government - which will include civilians - is formed.
The assassinated President Mainassara also came to power in a military coup and when he organised elections the civilian opposition cried foul saying they were rigged in favour of the ruling party.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/africa/newsid_317000/317662.stm   (359 words)

  
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Allende died in fighting in the presidential palace and the military junta assumed power, led by Army Commander in Chief Augusto Pinochet Ugarte.
The Chilean military, aided by training and financing from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, gained absolute control of the country in less than a week.
Outside the country, DINA spied on Chileans living abroad and was implicated in the 1976 assassination in Washington of former Allende foreign minister Orlando Letelier, who opposed the military regime.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/pinochet/overview.htm   (924 words)

  
 1997 Human Rights Reports: Sierra Leone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
However, the junta did not cooperate in attempts to refine the details of the peace plan and by year's end had taken no steps to implement it.
The military junta has not taken steps to control violence by soldiers against women and often encourages it.
The military junta routinely threatened, harassed, imprisoned, tortured, and killed citizens who sought to challenge the military's seizure of power.
www.usemb.se /human/human97/sierrale.html   (10435 words)

  
 Military junta transfers Suu Kyi after crackdown - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
RANGOON, Burma — The nation's military junta yesterday brought detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to the capital after closing the offices of her party, confining key party leaders and closing universities across the country.
She spent another 19 months under house arrest until the junta released her in May 2002, raising hopes of a resolution to Burma's political stalemate.
It is not known why the military has taken action against the opposition at this time, but analysts say pro-junta groups have been gradually increasing pressure on Mr.
washingtontimes.com /world/20030601-104804-1996r.htm   (524 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Mauritania: New Junta Puts Tentative Election Schedule to the People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After seizing office on 3 August, the military junta late Thursday made public the results of weeks of work behind closed doors on how to organise the transition to democracy, as well as measures to improve good governance and reform the justice system.
The junta's bloodless August takeover ended two decades of rule under former president Maaouya Ould Taya and was followed by a sweeping political amnesty and pledges to hold presidential elections within two years.
Members of the junta and the military have the last word in case of a lack of consensus.
allafrica.com /stories/200510210794.html   (426 words)

  
 Protests against the Burmese military junta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During early September, extra military and police personnel, including riot-controlling units, were deployed throughout the Burmese capital Rangoon (Yangoon) to guard official buildings, temples and other key places, particularly the US Embassy and the Sule Pagoda, the focal points for the 1988 protests.
While critical of the repressive policies of the military dictatorship, Suu Kyi and other NLD leaders were deeply fearful of the extent and militancy of the protest movement that threatened to make demands they were also incapable of meeting.
Collectively the military is the largest financial institution in Burma and has a series of partnerships with foreign investors through the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/nov1999/bur-n03.shtml   (1299 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Military junta overthrows Mauritanian president while he's abroad
The junta promised to yield to democratic rule within two years, but African leaders and the United States were quick to condemn the coup, declaring that the days of authoritarianism and military rule must end across the continent.
The U.S. military has sent special operations troops to train Mauritania's army, most recently in June as part of efforts to deny terrorists sanctuary in the under-policed Sahara desert region.
The junta identified itself in a statement on the state-run news agency as the Military Council for Justice and Democracy.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050803-1448-mauritania.html   (874 words)

  
 USDA is another face of the military junta - Exposed By Zin Linn
The military normally make use of the USDA to create social unrest that would provide an opportunity for the armed forces to interfere to suppress the civilians and subdue them.
Actually, the landslide victory of the NLD led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the 1990 parliamentary general elections was the main grouse of the military regime.
Instead, the junta in an act of deception, organized a sham National Convention with an intention of drafting a constitution that must be paved the way to pepetuate the military rule and to prolong the rule.
www.burmatoday.net /burmatoday2003/2003/12/031209_zinlinn.htm   (1042 words)

  
 FTUB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We demand that the military junta release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi immediately, and all persons who are placed under house arrest or jail.
The military junta is responsible for all that happened and must be made to give a full account of the happenings and give full compensations to those injured and killed.
This attack proves the fact that the military junta in Burma understands only brutal force and is the one that terrorizes the people through the use of force.
www.tradeunions-burma.org /ftub/Statements/actioncalljune42003.htm   (369 words)

  
 [06 Aug 1997] SC/6408 : SECURITY COUNCIL CALLS ON MILITARY JUNTA IN SIERRA LEONE TO TAKE STEPS FOR UNCONDITIONAL ...
It considered that the junta's attempt to set conditions for the restoration of the democratically elected government was unacceptable and called upon the junta to renounce its declared intention to remain in power.
"The Security Council considers that the military junta's attempt to set conditions for the restoration of the democratically elected government is unacceptable, and calls upon to junta to renounce its declared intention to remain in power and to resume negotiations with the ECOWAS Committee of Four Foreign Ministers without delay.
The Council condemns the continuing violence and threats of violence by the junta towards the civilian population, foreign nationals and personnel of the ECOWAS monitoring group, and calls for an end to such acts of violence.
www.un.org /news/Press/docs/1997/19970806.SC6408.html   (918 words)

  
 Lateline - 02/06/2003: Burmas military junta detains Suu Kyi. Australian Broadcasting Corp
Lateline - 02/06/2003: Burmas military junta detains Suu Kyi.
A spokesman for the country's military rulers said on the weekend that Suu Kyi and 17 top opposition leaders are being held in what it calls protective custody.
TONY JONES: Burma's military junta has continued its crack down on dissent following the arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
www.abc.net.au /lateline/content/2003/s870413.htm   (212 words)

  
 The Military Junta in Greece (1967-1974)
On April 21, 1967 a group of 4 colonels of the Greek army took control of Greece through a military coup.
The colonels got together and formulated a plan which involved arresting all the Generals, politicians, and all other persons they felt who might be a threat to their military takeover.
By eliminating the parliament and most other cumbersome bureaucratic institutions the dictators were able to make decisions quickly and efficiently which helped streamline the functioning of the economy.
www.greecetravel.com /mazarakis/wisdom/junta.html   (299 words)

  
 Dr. Varona's Views on Civilian-Military Junta Membership
From an information viewpoint, the makeup of Varona's approved civilian-military junta is interesting, since it reveals for the first time willingness on the part of the Prio forces to join with the Castro-Ortodoxo movement in setting up a provisional government.
Presumably, this junta would not come into existence until an armed forces coup had unseated Batista in lieu of a Castro-directed movement headed by a general strike.
The suggested list of members of a civilian-military junta is a good one and this or one similar including possibly a labor representative might be named if Castro were unsuccessful in imposing his plan of installing a Government controlled entirely by his forces.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /cable/cable-3-24-58b.htm   (976 words)

  
 Odinarkiv - Norway is deeply concerned about the military junta's new infringement of the rights of Aung San Suu Kyi ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Norway is deeply concerned about the military junta’s new infringement of the rights of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party colleagues
Several party members are under arrest and Aung San Suu Kyi is being subjected to house arrest in her home, and is not being allowed any contact with colleagues or the diplomatic community in Rangoon.
Norway condemns the actions of the military junta and requests the junta to enter into a dialogue with the opposition.
www.dep.no /odinarkiv/norsk/dep/ud/2000/eng/032001-070098/dok-nu.html   (187 words)

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