The methods used for asserting power by the Military Junta of Argentina are uncannily similar to the methods used by Oceania in the book 1984, by George Orwell. An article called “Children of Argentina’s ‘Disappeared’ Reclaim Past, With Help” touches upon how the Junta asserted power over its citizens, recapping the ruthless oppression the military junta inflicted on its people. Citizens the Junta deemed a threat were “abducted by death squads, most never to be seen again. They were routinely tortured in secret detention centers and then murdered”. The reason hiding behind this madness is power. By abducting countless people who were never seen again, people become too afraid to speak up and fight back. They become docile and compliant to whatever the Junta orders them to do. Winston discovers this for himself in the book 1984, Winston, currently being tortured for disagreeing with the ways of Big Brother, is asked by O’Brien “How does one man assert power over another, Winston?” which Winston replies with “by making him suffer” (292). Just like the ruthless military Junta of Argentina, Oceania uses suffering and fear maintain power. They, just like the Junta, rely on the people’s instinct of self preservation to keep people compliant. They know that no one would stand against them if it meant they would be tortured and beaten for their rebellious acts. But they forget one thing. That if just one person stands up and risks their life for what’s right, others will follow in agreement. The oppressed Argentinians figured this out and eventually overthrew the military junta. There is hope that if the future generations are ever as dire a situation as Argentina was, they would look back on the past and know what they have to do.