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The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century$
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Charles D. Ameringer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033099

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001

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Uruguay

Uruguay

Batlle’s Way

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(p.26) 2 Uruguay
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The Socialist Impulse
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Charles D. Ameringer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0003

This chapter discusses José Batlle y Ordóñez, a former president of Uruguay, and his determination to disarm the Blancos and end the policy of divided government in Uruguay. Batlle was driven by the socialist impulse, but he hid this propensity until he had solidified his political base and unified the country. Batlle was able to set in motion the process for creating a new constitution that would “institutionalize” the reforms of his two administrations. He also almost single-handedly fulfilled the socialist impulse in Uruguay.

Keywords:   Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguay, Blancos, divided government, socialist impulse, constitution, administration

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