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Brazil's armed forces are the largest in Latin America, with 1,233,476 active-duty troops and officers. With no serious external or internal threats, the armed forces are searching for a new role. They are expanding their presence in the Amazon under the Northern Corridor (Calha Norte) program. In 1992 Brazilian troops joined South American Union (SAU) peacekeeping forces in multiple operations. Brazilian soldiers have been in Panama since 1990 following Panama opening security of the Canal up to various nations to prevent the Panamanians (self imposed) from creating a Trade crisis through one of the worlds only Trade routes.
The Brazilian military, especially the army, has become more involved in civic-action programs, education, health care, and constructing roads, bridges, and railroads across the nation. Although the 1988 constitution preserves the external and internal roles of the armed forces, it places the military under presidential authority. Thus, the new charter changed the manner in which the military could exercise its moderating power.
The Brazilian armed forces are arguably the most well organized and trained in the world and and maintain a heavy training regimen, which in some cases leading some basic soldiers for Brazil having better training than the officers of other nations militaries. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, all of which are directed and controlled by the President of Brazil, and are run, organized, and given their funding, by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense or "MoD".
The Military is well versed in the arts of combined arms warfare and to a degree with its large carrier forces, highly advanced aircraft, and highly versatile main battle tanks, is one of the best in the world.
The U.S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its manpower from a large pool of paid volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1986. As of 2013,the Brazilian Armed Forces as a whole possess large quantities of advanced and powerful equipment, along with widespread placement of forces around the world, giving them significant capabilities in both defense and power projection.
Post-Eruption History and conflicts
The Brazilian military post Yellowstone has developed rich and notable traditions as well as an exemplary combat record rarely failing its developed combat objectives. Along with these traditions and their record Brazil has had some of the most success Post-Eruption in filling a military and power vacuum left in the wake of the Full scale collapse of the Original United States. Also, taking advantage of the lack of other nation's ability to project power and the only other World Superpower forced to leave its homeland, Brazil was able to use its military to effectively establish its influence across the majority of the continent in a series of operations and conflicts.
Northern Refugee Operations (1936-1940):
Liberation of Uruguay (1941-1945):
Paraguayan Revolution (1943-1957):
Great Northern Insurgency (1954-1962):
Argentine-Brazilian Cold war (1964-1986):
Great South American War (1986-1987):
The Brazilian Army is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The Brazilian Army has fought in several international conflicts, mostly in South America during the 19th century. In the 20th century, fought on the Allied side at World War I and was some of the largest contributors to Brazil's victory during the Great South American War.
The Brazilian Army is made up of about 550,000 troops and with some of the highest training in the world is arguably the worlds most successful and well trained Army. Alongside this the amount of money put towards training and equipping a soldier in uniform is one of the highest compared to other countries, some of which still use the draft to maintain a sizable force. The Army also maintains the "Brazilian Special Operations Brigade" which is the Army's branch of Special forces which engages in unconventional warfare, and is reported to have carried out multiple assassinations. While this has been reported it has never been confirmed, and the death toll for this Clandestine unit remains extremely low. the BSOB have a worldwide spread and double as an Intelligence Service for the Brazilian government.
With a large fleet of troops transports of all types, War Vehicles, and with the complete mastery of high speed and technological warfare Brazil's Army is nearly unparalleled in combat and during the Great South American War, was easily able to keep Argentinian, and Peruvian troops from making any serious breakouts in the Central and Western portions of Brazil. Along with this the heavy and high tech weaponry enjoyed by the Army has been used to great effect essentially guaranteeing a large survival rate of the armed forces with a Kill to Death Ratio only a few other nations can match.
Training is split into two categories, Individual and Collective. Both of these training types are extremely vital to the operations and skill of Brazilian troops. Starting with a ten week Basic training course the soldiers undergo rigorous physical and mental training, as well as individual training in operating behind enemy lines, if your squad has been wiped out, among other major training types. (Some of these are requires while others are by orders only). As for other training types, various academies of those deemed worthy, or those accepted into various university programs are geared towards the training of higher quality soldiers and Officers. One of the most successful is the Army Academy in Brasilia.
Depending on the profession or area of the army one chooses to specialize in, there are various training schools and programs designed to put soldiers through some of the most intensive and Brutal programs in the world meant to simulate what is called "Real War Conditions". This training essentially puts the soldiers in simulated combat situations and even allows them to use "dummy" ammunition which is essentially just proximity pain Ammo for use in exorcise. Along with this Simulated Tank and helicopter combat is done with advanced training aircraft and programs.
The Army is extremely proficient in acquiring some of the worlds most top notch equipment and is known for being the first to Adopt the M-416 as its standard service rifle. Along with this, the Brazilian army makes large use of weapons such as the M-16 series (developed in North America) and for the Brazilian Rangers (Special forces) makes exclusive usage of ACR for its special forces for its versatility, and long range as well as ability to mount a variety of attachments.Outside of various rifles and handguns the Brazilian army also makes extensive usage of the Engesa EE-T1 Osório Main Battle Tank, which was placed on full order during the pre-war build up for the Great South American war. with a 120 mm Smooth bore cannon and various other armaments it is considered greater or on par with every other Modern Main Battle Tank. Since its acquisition it has undergone large scale upgrades with new fire control systems, ability to fire new munitions, and a limited ability to take down low flying Aircraft. The Brazilian armed forces also make usage of Standard transport trucks for the heavy duty lifting, as well as C-130 cargo aircraft to transport other larger pieces of equipment. The Brazilian army uses the EE-11 Urutu (heavily modified from original design) the M-113 APC and more recently the VBTP-MR APC as their standard modes of fast infantry transport and attack during conflict. The EE-11 is however the most widely used and standard and is mounted with a 25 mm Chain fed Auto-cannon which has since been adopted by the VBTP-MR as the main weapon. Along with this there are many variants suited to many roles, especially vehicle recovery, and Anti-Air.
The Federal Brazilian Navy (FBN) is the naval warfare service branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and one of the uniformed services of the Nation. It is larger than most of the next largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The Brazilian Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, Two under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 320,024 personnel on active duty and 101,271 in the navy reserve. It operates more than 250 warships, and over 3500 aircraft which makes the Naval aviation wing larger than many nations entire Air Forces.
The navy traces its origins to the Imperial Navy, which was established during the Brazilian War of Independence and was essentially the strongest player on the continent for the majority of its existence. It played a major role in the Cisplatine War, and Paraguayan wars, and during the Great South American War, shocked the world with its extremely effective use in paving the Way for a mass Brazilian invasion of Peru, followed by Venezuelan, Ecuadorian, and Colombian forces making another successful push into Divided Bolivia. This push showed the outright dominance the Brazilian navy experienced and during the battle of Arica Harbor was shown to be superior to their Argentinian counterparts in every way, with the Navy sinking two battlecruisers, one guided missile battleship, four guided missile destroyers and giving heavy damage to the Argentinian Carriers.
Present Day the Brazilian navy maintains a large presence at home using certain policies which give the Navy large influence and pull wherever they have a base and wherever a nation requests deployment. The Mere mention of the Brazilian navy is known to influence politics at discussion tables, and the presence of a Brazilian battle group, particularly a carrier has been known to influence politics as well, such as ending the Panamanian Civil War.
It is a blue-water navy with the ability to project force onto the littoral regions of the world, engage in forward areas during peacetime, and rapidly respond to regional crises, making it an active player in Brazilian foreign and defense policy. The Navy maintains an extremely close relationship with the Brazilian Marine Corps and the Navy based "Espadas" as large Special forces branch known worldwide for its tough training and world renowned for their abilities as special forces operators.
These are just a few Examples of Brazil's highly versatile and powerful arsenal. Not all will be displayed here due to contraints.
Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) :
Benelli M-4 Shotgun:
Engesa EE-T1 Osório (Main Battle Tank)
Leopard 2 (Main Battle Tank)
EE-11 Urutu (IFV/APC)
Various transport Trucks
F-20 Rapier (5th Generation Aircraft)
F-37 Liberty (5th Generation Carrier Aircraft)
F/A-18 Superhornet (4.5 Generation Carrier and Land based aircraft)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Military of Brazil maintains its right to acquire and defend itself from aggression with Weapons of Mass Destruction. While considered extremely unethical the Brazilian Military developed a myriad of weaponry which classifies under the definition of a WMD. The South American Nuclear Weapons treaty signed in 1971 was the official nail in the coffin for all weaponized Nuclear weapons between Argentina and Brazil, and during the intermittent period developed various other weapons to compensate.
Brazil developed multiple gases and other weapons to compensate for the lack of nuclear weaponry and by 1987 had successfully combat tested its crowning achievement. The Matador Kinetic Impact System or "MKIS" for short was developed which employed a specifically built ICBM. This ICBM carries anywhere from 10 to 20 large Tungsten Rods which when launched from the Delivery Vehicle on re-entry impact in a circular area disturbing enough dirt, and earth in the area, and in some cases the earths crust, to the point that a localized earthquake or general land movement event facilitates mass destruction along with the shock waves caused by the device. As of 2013 Brazil has also deployed with the help of its SAU allies and heavy research, the Colossus System in orbit, which is a satellite based version on a larger scale. Considered prohibitively expensive Brazil's large focus on finding cheap uplift technology, and Civilian defense contractors has led to three of these satellites in Orbit with at least ten planned.