By David R. Mares, Harold A. Trinkunas
Aspirational Power examines Brazil as a emerging energy. It explains Brazil’s predilection for tender strength via a old research of Brazil’s 3 past makes an attempt to accomplish significant energy prestige, each one of which formed its current procedure. even though Brazil’s efforts to upward thrust have fallen brief it is going to proceed to attempt to beat the stumbling blocks to its upward push, even if these stumbling blocks are household or international.
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Brazil’s efforts to use soft power to intervene in the security and economic domains in the 2000s, even in combination with other emerging powers such as China and India, came to naught. And when international conditions become less favorable for Brazil’s exercise of power, the weakness of its domestic institutions, which have been historically prone to economic and political crisis, become more salient and further undercut the hard and soft power needed to power its emergence. org/terms 20 Brazil and the Future of the International Order South and East China Seas.
27 On the other hand, Brazil also depended heavily on the British to fi nance international trade and provide more than 50 percent of its foreign direct investment, both of which were very significant factors for its export-focused economy. This dependence on both the Germans and the British put the Brazilians in an awkward position between the major powers at war, which in turn had negative effects on its economy. The Allies considered Brazil an important source of food security, particularly for the United Kingdom.
However, Brazil’s leaders have found repeatedly that they lack sufficient power, or even the right combination of power, to compel and attract incumbent great powers to accept them as one of their own or to incorporate Brazil’s revisionist proposals into a new international order. For example, Brazil’s efforts to build up its hard power during the 1970s by developing a large defense industry and a covert nuclear program were met with opposition and hostility from the United States. Brazil’s efforts to use soft power to intervene in the security and economic domains in the 2000s, even in combination with other emerging powers such as China and India, came to naught.