Accession Number : ADA309097

Title :   Venezuelan Civil-Military Relations: Past, Present and Future.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gonzalez, Nestor G.

PDF Url : ADA309097

Report Date : 09 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : For decades, Venezuela was an exceptional country at the international level, with political stability, a stable polarization between right and left political parties, an Armed Forces that was a model of professionalism, huge petroleum reserves, productive social programs and high standard of living. In the past fifteen years the country has become gradually political and economically vulnerable to the consolidation of a stable democracy consequences of a possible failure in the civil-military relationship process. This paper outline the process of transition of the civil-military relationship during the different stages of the political and military history of Venezuela.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *VENEZUELA, POLARIZATION, STABILITY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, VULNERABILITY, POLITICAL PARTIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL WELFARE, LIVING STANDARDS, RESERVES(ENERGY).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE