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GetĂșlio Dornelles Vargas

Vargas, Getúlio Dornelles (1883–1954), president of Brazil (1930–45,1951–54). He set up a “New State” (1937), strongly centralized government-promoted industrial, economic, and social development. Opposition from the army during his second term led him to commit suicide.

See also: Brazil.

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