National Reorganization Process
The National Reorganization Process (Spanish: Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, often simply el Proceso, "the Process") was the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. In Argentina it is often known simply as última junta militar ("last military junta"), última dictadura militar ("last military dictatorship") or última dictadura cívico-militar ("last civil–military dictatorship"), because there have been several in the country's history.
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|Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino|
|Government||Federal republic under a military dictatorship|
|President of Argentina|
|Jorge Rafael Videla|
|Roberto Eduardo Viola|
|Alfredo Óscar Saint-Jean|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|24 March 1976|
|30 October 1983|
|Currency||Argentine peso (1975–90)|
|ISO 3166 code||AR|
The Argentine military seized political power during the March 1976 coup against the presidency of Isabel Perón, widow of former President Juan Domingo Perón; a time of state terrorism against civilians started, with the new dictatorship labeling its own use of torture, extrajudicial murder and systematic forced disappearances as "a Dirty War". After starting and then losing the Falklands War to the United Kingdom in 1982, the military junta faced mounting public opposition and finally relinquished power in 1983.