Not even months following the Nuclear Holoaust in the northern hemisphere Venezuela became increasingly nationalistic to the point of extreme Fascism. The Nation barely a month following the apocalypse and in the midst of Brazilian governmental reorganization invaded the Country hoping to create a large unified South American state lead by Venezuela. Less than 6 months later the Brazilian armed forces captured the capital of Caracas and forced the unconditional surrender of the Venezuelan Armed forces which were believed to be not be very fond of the war. Brazil Subsequently reformed the country into the Federal Republic of Venezeula and as of 1963 Is a State of the South American Federation (SAF)
The Economy of Venezuela is a highly oil based economy and before the Great War was a prime member of the oil consortium called OPEC which is now Defunt. With the Failure of the economy postwar and most trade falling out the government used War as a way to work the economy back up again. However after being taken over by Brazil and with the formation of the SAF, and SATEC the Economy has picked up significantly with Venezuela fueling the entire modernization and industrialization of itself, Guyana, and the rest of the SATEC affiliated nations.