- "The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."
- ―Henry Kissinger on the status of Chile, 1970.[src]
Kissinger served as the United States' Secretary of State to President Richard Nixon beginning in 1969. Kissinger was secretly associated with Abstergo Industries, and masterminded a plan to overthrow the pro-communist Chilean government in 1973. Salvador Allende, the Chilean president, was killed during the coup d'état and replaced by an Abstergo-supported military junta led by Augusto Pinochet.