Brazil’s air travel industry is rooted in World War II disputes

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It is hard to overstate the impact that World War II had on Brazil. The country joined the Allies in 1942, in an effort that secured the country’s first fully-integrated steel manufacturer, refurbished railroads, left new modern airfields from North to South, elevated Brazil to a new standing in world politics, and set the groundwork for decades of economic development.

Brazilians know that the country owes the creation of its largest fully-integrated steel producer, CSN, to World War II. 

With the country coveted by both the Allies and the Axis due to its strategic position for the war in…

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