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How important was the post of Secretary of Labour and Welfare in Perons rise to Power?

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[Digite texto] How important was the post of Secretary of Labour and Welfare in Peron’s rise to Power? ________________ Staring from the great depression in 1929, Argentina faced moments of economical and political turbulence in what became known as the Infamous Decade; prices skyrocketed and leaders were put in charge through means of various coups d’état. An intense internal migration caused cities to be filled with rural workers, consisting greatly of native Argentines (something significant since natives had the right to vote), who could not find jobs or decent living conditions making them believe that their voices were not being heard by the government. In this historical context, in 1943, a new coup d’état placed Peron in the Labour department, an institution seen, at the time as without much political weight but that is today viewed as a great starting point for Peron’s climb to presidency. ...read more.

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Here, it is important to have in mind what were the reforms that actually took place under his leadership to access their relationship to the actual demands of the unions. These included the improving in the labour legislation, regulations against arbitrary job dismissal, the establishing of the right to paid holidays for workers, retirement benefits, the creation of new syndicates and commissions, the increase in wages and many others. The second reason is defended to be Peron?s personal involvement in these newly acquired rights. Of course, the changes in the labour legislation were not done completely gratis. In exchange for the recognition of these new rights, Peron expected the unions to recognize government leadership over their affairs in an attempt to militarize the trade unions. As a military himself, this reform would bring the government closer to the workers in a more efficient and tight work as well as control relationship. ...read more.

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but, because of Peron?s open presence as the driving force behind these changes, the people also became loyal to Peron more than to the Estate. The masses went from being a possible threat to becoming a strong compliant force and source of great support which would, in the years to follow, be the reason for Peron?s victory as President of Argentina as well as his most loyal allies while in power. Having all of these arguments in mind, it is clear that being named the Secretary of Labour and Welfare of Argentina in 1943 was not only the first but a huge step towards his victory since it meant he now had the support of a class which made up most of the Argentine population and would remain loyal to him in two elections to follow. Still, other factors which contributed to his victory cannot be overlooked, such as the influence of Evita Peron as a popular figure, having had just as much or even more influence in his rise. Word Count: 778 ...read more.

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