They saw Western European social democracy as a Last Database model for reconciling democracy, economic growth, and social justice. Thus, the initiative for transcontinental cooperation in the 1970s came especially from Mexico and Venezuela. Other reasons were the crises and conflicts in the region at the time. The author studies with particular intensity the Last Database civil war in El Salvador (1980-1991), the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua (1979) and the difficult search for the appropriate way to relate to the government of Managua. Rother points out that, during Brandt's mandate, no other issue or country preoccupied the SI as much as Nicaragua. A Last Database new success for the Soviet Union in Central America, like the one achieved in Cuba after 1959, had to be avoided at all costs.
The social-revolutionary movements had to see that the Last Database social democrats would be on their side when the road to a democratic revolution was not feasible, Roth says. Over the years, however, The SI did not have a global orientation Last Database from its beginnings. For this reason, after Brandt assumed the presidency in 1976, he worked for an opening of the SI beyond Europe. The SI was open to forces that were both to the left and to the right of social democracy, Last Database and democratic deficits were also tolerated.
Rother describes how this flexible search for partners coincided Last Database with Brandt's commitment not to export any model, political or economic. According to Rother, during Brandt's tenure, the SI was guided by the idea of cooperating, within a loosely defined spectrum of democratic reformist forces, with anyone who was willing to do so, Last Database so long as the party had influence in their country. Political influence was valued more Last Database than ideological purism. This flexibility was an important prerequisite for gaining new members, who expected a dialogue on equal terms with European forces