The Eastern Mediterranean

Abranches understood that the conflict age of commercial and economic nature, and still affirmed in the plenria session of 26/09/1914 that what the world-wide powers objectified was ' ' to destroy or, at least, basically to shake (…) the unit politics of the German Empire, base of all its present national largeness e, more than what everything, of its incomparable economic and commercial supremacy in the world contemporneo' '. 10 Clodoaldo BUENO continues saying that Abranches denounced, also, frequently the propagandas that the group of ' ' aliadfilos' ' they made, saying that these were being partial in the comments on the conflict between England and Germany. Of this form it looked for to show the naivety of the aliadfilos in believing the English speech of ' ' defense of the civilization against barbrie' '. But although this, it defended the position of neutrality in relation of Brazil with the war, although its affection for Germany. When it had disruption of the relations with the German Empire, Abranches criticized this action, therefore beyond if uniting with the United States Brazil it lost a chance to obtain its economic freedom. The attitudes and speeches of Abranches had not passed unobserved, it were accused to be one germanfilo, received from the periodical Periodical critical from the Commerce and also it was accused to oppose the neutral position of Brazil. The member of the house of representatives Days of Barros affirmed that Abranches failed in its function of diplomat of the house and of this skill it could not remain in the function, and the Member of the house of representatives Pandi Calgeras also suggested the resignation to it. 4.2 Of the Neutrality to the war state In accordance with displayed for 11 BUENO, with the beginning of the Great War Brazil adopted the neutrality position. But in January of 1917 the situation more complicated a little for the American Latin countries that had businesses with the Europe, this because in 31 of January of 1917 the German government decided to form a naval blockade Great-Britain, France, Italy and The Eastern Mediterranean and the operations of interception of ships would be made without restrictions or advance warnings.