The strategic planning of the National Power: a vision from the National Defense

Ronaldo G Carmona

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The key elements of national power is a recurring theme in the debate on international relations, appearing in classical writers such as Morgenthau and Kenneth Walt. In Brazil, the theme of the elements of National Power was formulated mainly within the scope of the Brazilian War College (ESG). The following text seeks, firstly, to introduce the reader into the planning system structured by the Brazilian State as of the 1930 Revolution. Next, he specifically addresses the geopolitical contribution to this debate for a third and last part, to discuss the evolution of Brazilian Defense policies and strategies, relating them to the debate on national construction and the national development project. In this last part, the article is aimed at identifying and discussing the main vectors that show changes in the Brazilian national strategy observed from the key points of the main official documents. It is, therefore, a work that seeks to discuss, essentially, the contribution of the Brazilian Armed Forces to the national planning system, demonstrating how this participation has been decisive in the construction of the Nation.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31501/repats.v2i2.10721