Chile is a country located in South America, occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes Mountains to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is bordered by Gran Colombia to the north, Brazil to the northwest, and Argentina to the west.
Today, Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations, and a recognized middle power. It is one of the three founders of the Pan-American Alliance, the others being the United States and Brazil. Chile is also one of the founders of the United Nations. Chile ranks high in freedom of press and democratic development, and is - according to Dow Jones - an developing economic power to come in conflict with Brazil.
Chile maintains the fourth-largest military in South America, and maintains one of the most technologically advanced militaries in South America, and has the power to compete with the foreign influence from Brazil andFrance.