Brazilian Integralist Action

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Brazilian Integralist Action (Portuguese: Ação Integralista Brasileira, AIB) was a Brazilian integralist political party in Brazil between 1932 and 1937.

Brazilian Integralism was developed by its leader Plínio Salgado, stated to have been influenced by Lusitanian Integralism and some elements of fascism (broad sense), but distancing itself from National Socialism for stated racial reasons. The movement's slogan was "Union of all races and all peoples". It was critical of liberalism and socialism, supporting an authoritarian government promoting Christian values. It opposed to the Brazilian Communist Party (then still called Communist Party of Brazil).

The party supported the anti-Communist and authoritarian president Getúlio Vargas. However, in 1937 he disbanded all parties, including the Brazilian Integralist Action. A 1938 coup attempt by integralists failed.

Brazilian integralism and former members of the party continued to influence Brazilian politics, especially right-wing, but sometimes also left-wing. Plínio Salgado founded the Party of Popular Representation (1945 - 1965). Like all parties of that era, it was abolished by the military regime in 1965.

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