The German military culture had great influence on the Army of Chile. At the end of the 19th century, adopted the Prussian military tradition, especially after the Civil War of 1891. A German-Chilean, Emil Korner, reached the rank of commander-in-chief of the Army in 1900.
The exact number German-Chileans is unknown, because many of the early arrivals' descendants have intermarried and assimilated over the past 150 years. Almost 26,000 are known to have been born in Germany (2009), and approximate figures suggest 500,000 to 600,000 direct descendants.
Origenes del Club Aleman y Primer Centro Cultural del Antiguo Valparaiso
Hablantes de aleman en Chile.
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