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

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ISBN 0-8420-2304-6 Gerald K. S. S. Cold War Diplomacy in the Third World, 19451954 Gerald K. 48, 1984. © 1989 by Scholarly Resources Inc.  Haines.  cm.  3) Bibliography: p. Includes index.  Haines, My brother, my friend, and my trusted adviser Page vi About the Author Gerald K. D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is senior historian for the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his other work is A Reference Guide to Department of State Special Files (1985), winner of the Thomas Jefferson A ward given in 1987 by the Society for History in the Federal Government.

Page 8 12. John Gunther, Inside Latin America (New York: Harper, 1947), pp. 3771. 13. S. , 1st sess. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1953), 5:26. 14. Gunther, Inside Latin America, p. 37. 15. Oliver Holmes, "Brazil: Rising Power in the Americas," Foreign Policy Reports 27 (October 15, 1945): 21019; Preston James, Latin America (New York: Odyssey Press, 1946), p. 400; Hubert Herring, A History of Latin America from the Beginnings to the Present (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963), pp.

35 This change in attitude accompanied a change in policy. Perceiving most of the world as being in a state of crisis, and the Soviet Union as an expansionist, imperialist power bent on spreading Communist revolution everywhere, Washington now mainly sought stability in Brazil. If its leaders brought democracy to the country, that was fine, but what was needed most was a stable administration firmly on the side of the United States in the world struggle against communism. This change in American attitudes and policy helps to explain the quick acceptance by the Eisenhower administration of the Brazilian military's intervention and Vargas's subsequent suicide in 1954.

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