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Guest Cranberries

Could you please help me evaluating the methods used by either Perón or Nasser to maintain power?

Thank you in advance fellow IB-ers

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Juan Domingo Perón was the president of Argentina from 1946 to 1955, and briefly again from 1973 to 1974. Some of the methods he used to maintain his power and position were: supporting and introducing policies to help the urban poor; using the popularity and help of his wife Eva; improving or supporting Eva’s actions in improving women’s rights; introducing and following his ideology, based on social justice (Justicialism) later known as Peronism; attempting to achieve self-sufficiency and increasing and modernizing industry; propaganda; force. At first he appeared to support the Catholic Church and obtained its backing, but later opposition from the Church helped to cause his downfall and exile. That's all related to Peron's methods to remain in power.

Gamal Abdel Nasser was involved in the overthrow of King Farouk in 1952, became prime minister of Egypt in 1954 and was president from 1956 to 1970. Some methods to maintain support and power were: social policies to modernize and improve Egypt and decrease poverty; agricultural policies to raise the standard of living; policies to increase national pride, such as the nationalization of the Suez Canal; building the Aswan Dam.

You do not have to include foreing policy in this topic if you read it carefully but I think some credit will be given to you if you include some of it. For example: Nasser’s policies towards Israel and the Cold War, together with attempts to form the United Arab Republic and his Pan-Arabic policies were important for his maintenance of power. Indeed he offered to resign in 1967 after heavy losses in the Six Day War, but was persuaded to stay on, and died while still in office.


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