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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 it participated on the Allied side in World War I and World War II, as well as in UN peacekeeping missions. Domestically, besides facing several rebellions throughout these two centuries, supported by key local elites and by big international capital, after has ended the monarchic period in the country, imposed to the rest of society its political views and economic development projects, during the periods that it ruled the country. * First Vargas period and Dutra years (via Freebase)