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Population 3,286,314
Budget$ 1,072,600,000
Manpower 22000
Aircrafts 50
Fighters 0
Helicopters 11
Attack helicopters 0
Fleet 18
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0


The Uruguayan Dictatorship (1973-1985), also known by the Uruguayan Dictatorship or the civic-military dictatorship, was an authoritarian military dictatorship which ruled Uruguay for 12 consecutive years. It was established after the 1973 coup detat, which was supported by the U.S., and ended on June 27, 1973. Due to its violation of human rights and use of torture, the dictatorship has been a source of controversy. Many Uruguayans have disappeared without explanation. Civic-military is the gradual usurpation by military leaders of power from civilian heads of state.

This distinguishes it from other dictatorships in South American countries, where senior military officers seized power immediately and served as head. The dictatorship was the result of an increase in violence and authoritarianism within a historically peaceful and democratic country. It existed in the context of other military dictatorships throughout the region. All previous political activity was suppressed, even traditional parties. People with left-wing sympathies in Uruguay were particularly targeted and imprisoned.

Source: Wikipedia