The Assignment Question:
Does the "Bonapartist" pattern apply to recent democratic revolutions? Focus on BOTH the Arab Spring Revolution in Egypt (2011-2013) and revolution in Chile (1973-1988) in your answer. (See detail below.)
2. Revolution in Chile (1973-1988)): The MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria, or Movement of the Revolutionary Left) is a Chilean insurgent group that was formed in the mid 1960's. During the 1970's, after the fall of President Salvador Allende, it actively attempted to overthrow the Chilean government, at that time led by Dictator Augusto Pinochet. After several key leaders were captured and/or killed, the MIR ceased being a legitimate threat to the Chilean government. It still exists today as a political party: it has renounced violence and terrorism and is instead seeking change through political action.