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Shining Path
Examines Peruvian revolutionary communist group. Its origins, leadership, goals, violence, support, ideology and govt. response.
# 13792 | 2,025 words | 10 sources | 1999 | US

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" Shining Path is an unprecedented terrorist organization. Despite the imprisonment of its leader, Abimael Guzman, the group continues to strike fear in the hearts of the people of Peru. With its careful orchestration of guerrilla warfare, Shining Path became the first revolutionary movement to pose a serious threat to an established democratic government.

Shining Path began as a university movement in provincial highland Ayacucho in the early 1960s. The movement organized there and elsewhere for a number of years before launching its people's war in 1980: "As a domestic strategy [terrorism] invariably invites a punitive government reaction . . . this cost can be offset by the advance preparation of building a secure underground" (Crenshaw 17). Shining Path recognized the wisdom of waiting until the Peruvian government was at its weakest point.."

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