Salvadoran Crisis of 1976

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Salvadoran Crisis of 1976
Part of the Creeperian Conflicts
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Government officials being executed on June 3, 1976.
DateJune 3, 1976-June 4, 1976
(1 day)
Location
Result Coup Suppressed
Belligerents
El Salvador Salvadoran Army El Salvador Government of El Salvador
 Creeperopolis
Creeperopolis Creeperian Armed Forces
Commanders and leaders
El Salvador Adalberto Rivera Carballo
El Salvador Julio Rivera Carballo
El Salvador Francisco José Guerrero  Executed
El Salvador Eusebio Cordón Cea  Executed
El Salvador Armando Molina Barraza
El Salvador Rafael Videla Redondo
El Salvador Enrique Mayorga Rivas
Creeperopolis Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno
Strength
21,000 238,000
Casualties and losses
3,284 dead
2,319 executed
2,192 wounded
1,201 dead
3,168 wounded
820 civilians dead, 1,846 civilians wounded

The Salvadoran Crisis of 1976 was a period of political and military crisis in El Salvador from June 3 to 4, 1976. It began when Adalberto Rivera Carballo and Julio Rivera Carballo overthrew the government of the country and executed President Francisco José Guerrero and former President Eusebio Cordón Cea. Adalberto Rivera Carballo became de facto President while Julio Rivera Carballo became de facto Vice President. Wishing to avoid another Salvadoran Revolution, the Creeperian Armed Forces immediately intervened. Adalberto Rivera Carballo and Julio Rivera Carballo were killed on June 4, 1976 and the country was brought under control. Armando Molina Barraza was established as Acting President following the crisis.

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