Thus caused a great uproar in the Brazilian … Brazil’s participation in World War II was the culmination of a foreign policy emphasis that began in 1902. The Brazilian soldiers were seen as a welcome addition to the Allied … Some commenters said the world would more likely see snakes smoking than see Brazilian troops on a World War II … Let's start with why they joined the war. That year, Foreign Minister Rio Branco set Brazil on a course of close relations with the United States. She was apparently armed by … Brazil’s fighting force would play a crucial role in some of the critical European battles to come, in a way no one thought possible. 1. The Brazilian soldiers were mainly used as replacements for divisions that were reassigned to other European invasion locations. He believed that ties with the United States, a growing world power, would promote Brazil… Unrestricted Submarine Warfare: Lots of Brazilian cargo ships were sunk by German U-boats, there were even a few fishing ships that got sunk. Literally. There was also a properly Brazilian sub-chaser called Rio Pardo in WW2, a 132 ton ship, 36.58 m long fitted with three diesels which developed together 1890 hp for 20 knots.