Brazilian Subimperialism

  • Ruy Mauro Marini
Keywords: Imperialism

Abstract

Military dictatorship was a response to the economic crisis affecting the Brazilian economy between 1962 and 1967 and to the consequent intensification of the class struggle. But it was something more: it constituted the instrument and the result of a type of development which could be called state capitalist and subimperialist. In this perspective, it has been both the guarantee of capital accumulation based on the super-exploitation of the working masses—urban as well as rural—and the expression of the hegemony conquered, thanks to the crisis, by the industrial monopolies and by national and international finance capital.
Published
1972-02-02
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