3. Populist leader: Getúlio Vargas

IB History: 3. Populist leader: Getúlio Vargas

This page examines the rise to power and rule of the Brazilian leader Getúlio Vargas, 1930 to 1945. Although he was member of the elite landed class (the gaucho-landed oligarchy) he became a "populist" leader who used the growing power of the working class to gain support and change the existing economic and political structures. His methods and policies would allow him to stay in power for fifteen years.Guiding Questions

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