Yalta System was percieved in different ways by distinct actors of the international system. This article analyses the South, or Third World, perception's of this system. For these countries, Yalta was not a division of the world, but a division of Europe and the establishment of a group of rules by which the South was kept within the American bloc's periphery, hiding an antagonistic North-South dimension. However, for Brazil (and Latin America in general), its place in this system was even more subordinated and peripheric than for other regions. This situation led Brazil and other countries to search for more autonomous diplomacy in the direction of a nationalism geared to development.
Yalta System; Third World; Brazilian Foreign Policy