• The emergence of Christian-based rural movements, in fact, was a principal reason why the Salvadoran military in the late 1960s established the Organizaci??n Democr??tica Nacionalista (ORDEN), Democratic Nationalist Organization (ORDEN), an 80,000-strong, rural paramilitary and vigilante network widely recognized as one of the precursors of the ??death squads' of the late 1970s and 1980s, accord