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Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964An Experiment in Democracy - 40th Anniversary Edition$
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Thomas E. Skidmore

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195332698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332698.001.0001

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A New Vargas Era: 1951–1954

A New Vargas Era: 1951–1954

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(p.81) III A New Vargas Era: 1951–1954
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Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964
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Thomas E. Skidmore (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332698.003.0003

This chapter begins by discussing the transfer of the sash of office to Getúlio Vargas. It examines the Brazilian society and the question of economic development. It notes the formulae of growth and the increasing social tensions. It also discusses the 1953 new political strategy led by Vargas and the attempt of economic stabilization. It also mentions Vargas’s neglect of the middle class. It notes his exercise of test of power during February 1954 as well as his equivocation and polarization. It then investigates issues of assassination and suicide.

Keywords:   Getúlio Vargas, Brazil, 1953, middle class, equivocation, polarization, assassination, suicide

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