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The United States and Brazil: Limits of Influence
The United States and Brazil: Limits of Influence
By Robert Wesson
179 pp, Praeger (with the Hoover Institution), 1981
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The first of a projected series on the idea of influence in international relations, this study explores relationships between a superpower-the United States-and a putative Third World client state-Brazil. The stress is on the paradoxes and limits of power: superpower influence on a large state is limited to parallel areas of interest because contemporary standards and widespread competition have made both military and economic power generally unusable.