By David R. Mares, Harold A. Trinkunas
Aspirational Power examines Brazil as a emerging strength. It explains Brazil’s predilection for smooth strength via a historic research of Brazil’s 3 past makes an attempt to accomplish significant strength prestige, each one of which formed its current technique. notwithstanding Brazil’s efforts to upward thrust have fallen brief it's going to proceed to aim to beat the hindrances to its upward thrust, no matter if these hindrances are household or international.
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This set the stage for revolution. 39 Political unrest fi nally brought about the downfall of the old republic in the 1930 Revolution. After Getulio Vargas, a politician associated with the tenentista movement, lost that year’s election, he led a rebellion against the victorious candidate—whom he accused of election fraud. Vargas’s movement brought together a heterogeneous group of traditional critics of the republic based in the southern states with the members of the tenentista movement, the tenentes.
As Brazil shaped its international identity, it also shifted its strategy for combating regional disputes. Early in its history, Brazil relied on its military to secure its borders. Brazil initially intervened militarily to block the independence of Uruguay in 1825, an attempt that was foiled by Argentina with British support. 17 Drawing from these negative experiences, Brazil began to focus on diplomatic means to mitigate regional tensions. However, at the end of the nineteenth century Brazil’s opportunities and its capacity to build on its diplomatic successes were limited.
30 The limits of Brazil’s military contributions would prove significant during the peace talks that followed. However, Brazil found the negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations, the postwar collective security body formed by the Allies, to be initially positive. As a member of the victorious side, Brazil was allowed a large representation at the peace negotiations at Versailles. In addition, Brazil was selected to serve on the fi rst Council of the League of Nations.