Americanization of Brazil: A Study of U.S. Cold War by Gerald K. Haines

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People trusted him and liked him. 8 With the close of the war, pressures increased both internally and externally for Vargas to ease his dictatorial rule and to can elections. Within Brazil itself there were increasing demands for a more open, participatory system. 9 In the United States, the soon-to-be assistant secretary of state for American republic affairs, Spruille Braden, put forth the view that the interests of the United States required like-minded, friendly, sympathetic neighbors and a high degree of hemispheric solidarity.

5154; and Edwin Lieuwen and Miguel Jarrin, Post-World War II Political Development in Latin America (Study prepared at the request of the Subcommittee on American Republic Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, November 19, 1959, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1959). 3. See Robert J. McMahon, "The Eisenhower Administration and Third World Nationalism: A Review Essay, Critique of the Revisionists," Political Science Quarterly 101:3 (1986): 45373. For a general description of the Cold War see John Lewis Gaddis, Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982); and J.

Following an armed rebellion from the Left in November 1933, Vargas consolidated his power, promising stability and national unity. Forming a strong, centralized government, he embraced authoritarian corporatism and abandoned liberal democracy. Page 13 In 1937, Vargas imposed his Estado Novo. Under this "New State," he dissolved congress and all political parties and ruled as a dictator. He established an authoritarian government internally and, after flirting with the Axis powers, adhered to a pro-Allied foreign policy.

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