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OLIVEIRA, Nilo Dias de. The origins of national security doctrine: the war college. História [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.2, pp.135-157. ISSN 1980-4369.

This article aims to analyze the National War College (Escola Superior de Guerra (ESG)) in view of its components in the formulation of a national security doctrine in the 50s, through the reports of the Secret Service of the Bureau of Political and Social Order of São Paulo - DOPS-SP and the personal archive of General Juarez Távora from documentary collection of CPDOC-FGV. The size of this doctrine was not just the mere participation in the intense national political struggle which was in the civil society and the the Armed Forces in that context, but a project of hegemony which will become effective at a theoretical consolidation of the Bonapartist bourgeois autocracy after 64. Within this vision, only the military would be able to alter the character, culture and temperament of the Brazilian people.

Keywords : ESG; National Security Law; Bourgeois Autocracy.

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