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 military and diplomatic power. Brazil recognises the domestic work required, including extensive social and economic reforms. However, their investment in advanced air, submarine and nuclear technology, space launch ambitions, enhanced satellite surveillance capabilities and investment in cyber,
all indicate their technical acumen and ambition. All of this is focussed on protecting and exploiting the vast continental Amazon region, as well as the
ever more important ‘Blue Amazon’, the areas of
the South Atlantic which they are both responsible for protecting and wish to economically exploit. Whilst Brazil is a peaceful nation, focussed on non- interventionism, multi-literalism and the rubrics set out in the UN, the motto at their Superior Warfare School underlines their approach; “Si vis pacem, para bellum;” or “if you want peace, prepare for war”. Brazil appears to be doing just that.

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