1. Kreator says

    Indeed, Giliell.
    We’re nearing the end of the journey. In this set of pictures, we’re exiting the 70’s and adventuring into the 80’s (for those who may have missed it, I added historical notes to the comments in Part 5 explaining what was going on.) The military dictatorship is starting to loosen its iron grip on Argentinian society due to the people’s resistance, of which the Mothers are the most shining example. In a last-ditch attempt to bring legitimacy to the regime, then-president general Leopoldo Galtieri (the guy with the horned helmet in picture #3) goads us into a war with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas to us.) The elites lavish him with praise over this decision, along with a sizeable portion of the population drunk with patriotism and deliberately fed optimistic lies by the government-aligned media (try to take note, Trumpists. That’s what “fake news” actually look like.) The arrogant general believed that the British wouldn’t respond militarily and that the US, which had supported our dictatorships in the past (including his own government,) would remain neutral: big mistake. Within two months, we are defeated.
    This ill-conceived venture costs Galtieri his rule and his rank. As the only positive consequence of this debacle, the military finally loses most of its political clout and democracy returns for good to my country, as shown in picture #4. Also there: Argentina wins the 1986 FIFA World Cup, the Berlin Wall falls. To the right sits our president Carlos Saúl Menem, but if things continue as I suppose we’ll see more of that in Part 7.
    Also I am born during this section, but you won’t see that depicted here :P

  2. Nightjar says

    These are all so content-rich that I’m saving them all to when I have more time to really look at them with more attention. I’m always noticing new things and I don’t understand all of them. Is that a car caught in a mousetrap?

  3. Kreator says

    Indeed it is, Nightjar. Unfortunately, its significance escapes me at this moment.

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