Accession Number : ADA194543

Title :   Brazil - An Allied Country? (A Brazilian Approach).

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Abreu De Andrade, Paulo J

PDF Url : ADA194543

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The world is divided nowadays into two areas of influence headed by the United States and the Soviet Union. So, it is important for the leaders of these two blocs to know how to attract countries to their orbits. Brazil has the condition to align with the Western block, but because of several circumstances there has been a progressive distancing from the United States. The reasons for this distancing are analyzed through the study of the four instruments of power. In order to reach a better understanding of the sociopsychological, diplomatic, economic and military aspects as they apply in this case, I introduced an introductory chapter on the conquest and colonization of Brazil. Thus, the paper intends to show that although Brazil shares some values with the leader of the Western bloc its posture as an allied country should not be taken as a given. The arguments shown throughout the analysis will also demonstrate that the Brazilian people understand the differences between the two countries. Therefore, they are better able to define the Brazilian posture in the event of a conflict within the established circumstances.

Descriptors :   *BRAZIL, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ORBITS, POSTURE(GENERAL), UNITED STATES, USSR, ECONOMICS, CONFLICT, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE