Revolutionary Union (Peru)

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Revolutionary Union (in Spanish: Unión Revolucionaria) was a political party in Peru. It was founded in 1931 by Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro and became the governing party that same year. It took part in elections in 1931 and 1945. In 1933 the leadership was taken over by Luis A. Flores who sought to mobilize mass support for the group's nationalism in a manner akin to fascism. He even started a Blackshirts paramilitary arm as a copy of the Italian group, although the Union lost heavily in the 1936 elections and faded into obscurity.[1]

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  1. ^ Stanley G. Payne, A History of Fascism, 2001, p. 343