THE ARGENTINEAN RIGHT is a form of opposition to democratization processes that has motivated reactionary political actions during the 20th century and continues to have an ongoing impact on the politics and social organization of the country. The right inherits key aspects of traditional colonial caudillismo, dwells on a peculiar totalitarian culture within the Catholic Church, and has been reinforced by militarism. It yields to the formation of several parties and gains newer cultural elements, especially in times of crisis.

The greater impact of the right in Argentina coincides with the cycles of military interventionism in the country, starting in 1880, passing through the crises in 1930 and 1953, and culminating in the military coup d'etat in 1976, before the return to democracy in 1983.

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