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Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while the indigenous Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, decisive victory over the Spanish was not achieved until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its present northern regions. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche Indians were completely subjugated. After a series of elected governments, a three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet, who ruled Chile until a freely elected president was installed in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to Chile's steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and have helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation.

Geography of Easter Island
Geography of Easter Island: Read this article to learn ten facts about Easter Island. Learn about Easter Island's history, geography, geology, climate and ecology from Geography at About.com.

Geography and Overview of Chile
New from the About.com expert geography GuideSite, this overview of Chile features information on Chile's geography, history, government and industry. Learn important facts about Chile and its importance to South America and the world.

Map of Chile
A nice clear map of Chile from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography and Map of Chile
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography of Concepcion, Chile
Geography of Concepcion, Chile: Learn ten facts about Concepcion, Chile's second-largest urban area. Learn about Concepcion's history, geography, culture and economy from Geography at About.com.

Atacama Desert
An overview of this very dry region of Chile from your Guide.

Blank Outline Map of Chile
A free blank outline map of Chile to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Merriam-Webster Map of Chile
A clear and detailed Chile map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Chile Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Chile from the PCL Map Collection.

Chile: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Chile – A Country Study
Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress. Published in 1994.

Background Note – Chile
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

Flags of the World - Chile
The flag of Chile and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

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