História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
Very early in the nineteenth century, Uruguay has been developing a democratic politics based on education, to which can be credited the removal of her Armed Forces from political participation. However, the party system, essential for the development of democracy, was not strong enough to keep the militaries completely out of the government, the country living moments of militarism. The purpose of this work is to pass the Uruguayan political process highlighting the moments when the Armed Forces were closer to power. It is understood that understand the development of policy in the country is essential, and in another work, evaluate how education, especially the one offered to the Armed Forces, influences the development and consolidation of a democratic culture.
Keywords : Armed Forces; Democracy; Militarism; Uruguay.