Brazil the fortunes of war the fortunes of war world war ii and the making of modern brazil amazonde lochery neill fremdsprachige bucher wahlen sie ihre cookie einstellungen wir verwenden cookies und ahnliche tools um ihr einkaufserlebnis zu verbessern um unsere dienste anzubieten um zu verstehen wie die kunden unsere dienste nutzen damit wir verbesserungen vornehmen konnen . When world war ii erupted in 1939 brazil seemed a world away lush remote and underdeveloped the country and its capital of rio de janeiro lured international travelers seeking a respite from the drums of the war rio at the end of civilization as we know it claimed orson welles as he set out for the city in 1942 but brazils bucolic reputation as a distant land of. The author reveals the secret history of cunning statecraft and economic opportunism that transformed brazil into a regional superpower in a matter of a few years its natural resources and proximity to the us made brazil strategically vital to both sides a fact keenly appreciated by the countrys dictator getulio dornelles vargas he and his advisors skilfully played allies versus axis to the countrys immense benefit though when eventually forced to choose sides in august 1942 he . In the fortunes of war acclaimed historian neill lochery reveals the secret history of brazils involvement in world war ii showing how the cunning politicians who ran the country extracted enormous wealth from both the axis and the allies fundamentally transforming brazils economy and infrastructure during and after the war brazils simplistic reputation as a faraway land of palm trees and samba dancers masked the countrys immense strategic value to both the axis and the allies its
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