The Brazilian Dictatorship

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In a dictatorship, thinking is a crime. So if there is a need for thinking, it is needed to be thought in silence. In 1967, Brazil suffered a coup d’état carried by the Brazilian army against the current president, João Goulart. With the decree AI-1 (Ato Institucional Número 1) the military took control of the country, removing all the power of the people and public officials. From 1968 until 1985, the country was ruled by six different military presidents. The decree AI-1 meant that everyone who showed to be against the new government could end up in exile or in prison. Therefore, all artists with a viewpoint that were different from the new regime felt repressed what reflected their work. As the dictatorship consolidated its power, the population’s expressions became more censured. The majority of the Brazilian population did not support with the actions taken by the new rulers. Consequently there were rebels, most artists, who would use their work to criticize the regime in a hidden way.…show more content…
This essay has the objective of arguing how the Brazilian dictatorship surprisingly had the power of provoking new forms of expressions and bring new thoughts to their population. Further evidence about the militaries policies and censorship and artistic expressions will support my argument. This investigation will access the research question: How did music responded to the military censorship with the dictatorship in Brazil
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