The Rise and Fall of the Brazilian-American Military Alliance, 1942-1977

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  • Frank McCann UFSC

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https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7976.2015v22n34p13

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American and Brazilian armies, Brazilian Expeditionary Force, Cold War, Human Rights, Military Regime.

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The article examines how the military alliance took shape in the early years of World War II, how the Brazilian Expeditionary Force became symbolic of Brazil’s war role, and how end of war decisions effected Brazil’s gains. Brazilian leaders promised more than they could deliver. The post war era saw less cooperation but continued efforts at maintaining good relations. Vargas to Geisel years brought shifts that ultimately led to unilateral renouncement of the alliance. Even so the two militaries sought to maintain ties where possible. The text sketches the long term relations and it is based on archival research.

Biografia do Autor

Frank McCann, UFSC

U.S. Brazilianist expert in Brazilian military history. He is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire. His work publicised in English Brazil's participations in the World Wars

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2015-12-01

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