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Nuclear Weapons in Regional Contexts: The Cases of Argentina and Brazil

  title={Nuclear Weapons in Regional Contexts: The Cases of Argentina and Brazil},
  author={Olival Freire J{\'u}nior and Diego Hurtado and Ildeu de Castro Moreira and Fernando de Souza Barros},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
South America is a region which is free from nuclear weapons. However, this was not an inevitable development from the relationships among its countries. Indeed, regional rivalries between Brazil and Argentina, with military implications for both countries, lasted a long time. After WWII these countries took part in the race to obtain nuclear technologies and nuclear ambitions were part of the game. In the mid 1980s, the end of military dictatorships and the successful establishing of… 
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