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  History of Brazil
The economic expansion of the viceroyalty was further stimulated by the discovery of diamonds in 1721 and, later, by the development of the coffee- and sugar-growing industries.
Banda Oriental was annexed to Brazil in 1821 and renamed Cisplatine Province.
Brazil adopted a policy of neutrality in the early stages of the war, but as a consequence of German attacks on its shipping, the country severed diplomatic relations with Germany in August 1917.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Military history of Brazil
The military history of Brazil comprises centuries of armed actions in the territory encompassing modern Brazil, and the role of the Brazilian Armed Forces in conflicts and peacekeeping worldwide.
Brazil's history after independence is marked by early territorial wars against its neighboring countries which have greatly affected the formation of current political boundaries.
Brazil was also affected in its infancy by minor - and ultimately, unsucessful - revolts in the Northern provinces.
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 History of Brazil
The colony was ruled from Lisbon until 1808, when Dom Joao VI and the rest of the Portuguese royal family fled from Napoleon's army, and established its seat of government in Rio de Janeiro.
His son declared Brazil's independence on September 7, 1822, and became emperor with the title of Dom Pedro I. His son, Dom Pedro II, ruled from 1831 to 1889, when a federal republic was established in a coup led by Deodoro da Fonseca, Marshal of the Army.
Brazil completed its transition to a popularly elected government in 1989, when Fernando Collor de Mello won 53% of the vote in the first direct presidential election in 29 years.
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Brazil suffered particularly, due to its dangerous combination of a young and vulnerable industrial sector with a large population of peasant farmers in the Northeast.
Later in the decade, Brazil took the lead in South America in adopting the latest technologies, building the skeleton of a national segment of the Euronet by 1979 and completing a TGV line stretching from the Uruguayan border near Porto Alegre in the south to Belo Horizonte in the north.
Brazil acquired a reputation as a country that worked; arguably, it was the single most important country in the entire world, and it certainly ranked as the most important country in the entire Southern Hemisphere..
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 History of BRAZIL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Meanwhile Brazil becomes involved in a war with Argentina over the disputed region known to the Brazilians as the Provincia Cisplatina (this side of the river Plate, on the Roman analogy of 'Cisalpine').
Against all the odds the dynasty in Brazil somehow survives a chaotic ten-year regency, interrupted by frequent disturbances and civil war in the provinces.
With these numbers Brazil ranks second only to the USA on the most urgent moral topic of the times, slavery and the slave trade.
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 Brazil History
Brazil 's borders remained in a state of constant flux until as late as 1930.
Though Brazil 's borders had been defined on paper in 1494, it was the exploits of these discoverers that swelled the country's borders to their current size.
Brazil 's economy enjoyed a period of growth during the mid-1990s; the currency remained stable, inflation low and foreign investment hit new heights.
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 Brazil - History
Unlike the colonizing philosophy of the Spanish, the Portuguese in Brazil were much less focused at first on conquering, controlling, and developing the country.
As a result, Brazil's population is intermingled to a degree that is unseen elsewhere.
Brazil has the sixth largest population in the world--about 148 million people--which has doubled in the past 30 years.
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 A Short History of Brazil
Brazil began to grow when sugar was introduced in the late-16th century.
Brazil continued to be prosperous in the early 20th century but after 1929 the world was gripped by depression.
However in the early 1960s Brazil was facing worsening economic problems and in 1964 the army staged a coup.
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 Reviews of 'The History of Brazil (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)'
Reading "A History of Brazil" is like watching a good film on a faulty projector: you are glad you sat through it, but you can't forget all the annoying moments when the film skipped or went out of focus.
This is not immediately obvious, because Brazil still lags so far behind the USA in GDP per capita; it's explained by the fact that in the late 18th century the USA was already comparatively prosperous, whereas almost all Brazilians lived in abject poverty.
Brazil has exported hundreds of commercial aircraft to the United States; it supplies a significant fraction of US imports of pharmaceuticals; it exports machine tools to Germany; it exports automobiles to many coutries; it exports military hardware such as armored personnel carriers to a number of countries; and so on.
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Pedro II (1825 - 1891), second and last emperor of Brazil was a reformist best remembered for overseeing the abolition of slavery in Brazil, in 1887, and for bringing millions of Italian, German and Polish immigrants to the south of Brazil.
Brazil was proclaimed a republic with official separation of church and state.
During this period, Brazil was friendly with the United States and other democracies but broke ties with the Nazi Third Reich because of German political activity in Brazil, including support of an open revolt.
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 DNK Amazon Store :: A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime.
This book emphasizes topics that have deeply influenced the historical formation of Brazil and affected its existence to the present day, such as the destruction of Indian civilizations, slavery and massive immigration throughout the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.
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 Brazil History
Before the first Portuguese explorers, led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, arrived in 1500, Brazil is thought to have been inhabited by semi-nomadic populations for at least 10,000 years.
The only recorded transcontinental relocation of a royal family occurred in 1808 when the Portuguese royal family, headed by Queen Maria I of Portugal and her son and regent, the future João VI of Portugal, fled Napoleon's armies and relocated to Rio de Janeiro, along with the government and nobility.
Since 1985, Brazil has been regarded as a presidential democracy, a status affirmed by a plebiscite in 1993 which asked voters to indicate a preference for a presidential or parliamentary system.
www.justbrazil.org /brazil/brazil-history.asp   (542 words)

 The Ultimate Brazil - American History Information Guide and Reference
Brazil and its 26 states and Federal District are divided by IBGE into 5 distinctive regions: North, Northeast, Center-West, Southeast and South (Division by Regions).
Brazil is characterized by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
Dutch Portuguese Colonial HistoryDutch Portuguese Colonial History: history of the Portuguese and the Dutch in Ceylon, India, Malacca, Bengal, Formosa, Africa, Brazil.
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 History of Brazil
Brazil is steeped in five centuries of Roman Catholicism, but the religious affiliation of the Brazilian population has not remained unaffected by a decade of corruption, inflation, and economic hard times under civilian rule.
Brazil's history has been relatively free from major conflict with its ten contiguous neighbors, with the main exception of the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70) with Paraguay.
Although Brazil, with annual inflation of 7.2 percent in 1997, is clearly on a steadier course than it was in the first half of the 1990s, the country still has a long way to go in reversing the ever-widening socioeconomic inequities between rich and poor.
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 Brazil Travel Guide - History of Brazil
This was a new chapter in Brazilian history.
Brazilian industry was promoted, and helped bring about Brazil's "economic miracle." Brazil's economy was an envied- miracle around the world, with an averaging 10 percent growth rate every year between 1968 and 1973.
Brazil is currently booming, pulsating to the heat of the streets, music, the people's hearts, and enjoying its status as one of the world's largest economic powers.
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 The Economic History of Brazil
Brazil's economic history, as least up until recent times, has been characterized by a pattern of booms and busts; i.e.,
The sugar industry was established in northeast Brazil in the 16th century and it brought great prosperity to the region until competing sources of sugar were created in the Caribbean by the French (Haiti) and the British (Jamaica) in the eighteenth century.
In Brazil all of the rubber trees in a plantation would be destroyed by the common plant diseases and insects indigineous to the area.
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 Brazil History | Portugal, Native Indians, African Slaves Culture Integration
As very little archaeological vestiges were ever discovered in Brazil it is widely disputed as to the number of native Indians inhabiting Brazil prior to its discovery in 1500.
Pedro, sympathetic to the cause of independence, is acknowledged as having raised his sword in defiance of his father, thus establishing Brazil’s independence as an empire with a monarch.
Pedros son, Pedro II, became the last emperor of Brazil and was successful in the dissolution of slavery in 1887 but was confronted with contention from bordering countries and dissention from his own people.
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 History of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Brazil remained a monarchy for almost 70 years, that is, from 1822 to 1889.
The absence of an “independence war” in Brazil is largely credited to the positive influence of the “enlightened” monarch Pedro II, who succeded Pedro I. Brazil became a federal republic in November 15, 1889.
Brazil was the only country in the Americas, besides the U.S. and Canada, to send armed forces to fight in the Second World War.
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 Brazil History | iExplore.com
There are traces of American-Indian civilizations in Brazil, dating at least from 5000BC, or perhaps several millennia prior to that.
Plans to develop Brazil’s potentially vast oil and gas resources will serve to reduce the country’s large current energy import bill but face opposition both at home and abroad on environmental grounds.
Brazil’s principal trading partners are the USA, Argentina, China and Germany, as well as its fellow members of the southern Latin American trading bloc, MERCOSUR.
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 The history of Brazil - Brazil Visa Service
Little is known of Brazil 's first inhabitants, but from the few fragments left behind (mostly pottery, trash mounds and skel­etons), archeologists estimate that the first humans may have arrived 50,000 years ago, predating any other estimates in the whole American continent.
Brazil 's fragile democracy was crushed in 1964 when the military overthrew the government.
Brazil entered the 21st century with a sickly healthcare system, urban overcrowding, rural landlessness and ongoing environ­mental abuse.
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 Brazil Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions.
São Paulo city in southeast Brazil is experiencing an outbreak of serious gang-related violence.
He was Brazil's first fl government minister and has been knighted by the British queen; in his 22-year career he played 1363 games and scored 1282 goals.
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 PC(USA) - Worldwide Ministries: Brazil - Program History
Estimates of the indigenous population of Brazil at the time of the Portuguese arrival (1500) vary from 2 to 5 million.
Brazil was divided into 15 captaincies (fiefs) and these given to the king’s courtiers.
The enormous national territory of Brazil was unified during the 17th century by raiding parties of Portuguese colonists known as “bandeirantes,” who drove far into the interior of the country in search of aboriginal peoples to enslave.
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 Brazil: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Brazil may be divided into the Brazilian Highlands, or plateau, in the south and the Amazon River Basin in the north.
Southern Brazil is drained by the Plata system—the Paraguay, Uruguay, and Paraná rivers.
Although a republic was proclaimed, Brazil was ruled by military dictatorships until a revolt permitted a gradual return to stability under civilian presidents.
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 A Concise History of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It's no mean feat to tell the unruly story of a country as large, diverse and divided as Brazil in one volume of narrative history.
From the beginning, Brazil was totally dependent on slavery, first enslaving Indians and then importing Africans to work one or another of the labor-intensive aspects of the boom-or-bust economy.
Brazil's independence from Portugal happened in much the same haphazard way as the country's slip into dictatorship.
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 A2Z Languages ~ Brazil ~ History ~ Portuguese Language Schools
Brazil was claimed for Portugal in 1500 by Pedro Alvares Cabral.
His son declared Brazil's independence on September 7, 1822, and became emperor with the title of Dom Pedro I. His son, Dom Pedro II, ruled from 1831 to 1889, when a federal republic was established in a coup by Deodoro da Fonseca, marshal of the army.
Brazil completed its transition to a popularly elected government in 1989, when Fernando Collor de Mello won 53% of the vote in the first direct presidential election in 29 years.
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 A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge Concise Histories): Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
A Concise History of Brazil (Cambridge Concise Histories)
The history of Brazil somewhat mirrors that of the U.S.: a long period of colonization and Indian wars, the importation and eventual freeing of slaves, a huge population spurt of immigrants in the late nineteenth century, and an ongoing battle between conservationists and expanding business interests during the twentieth century.
A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime.
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 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Brazil - Jewel of the Amazon - The conflict over Brazil's diamonds . PBS
Trace the history of Brazil’s indigenous peoples, from the early settlers, who brought exploitation and disease, to a new era in which Indians struggle for acceptance and a balance between their ancient ways and modern life.
When the Portuguese colonized Brazil in the 16th century, there were an estimated 6 million indigenous Brazilians.
Brazil’s struggle in the modern era has been and continues to be finding a way to tap into the Amazon’s immense natural wealth without destroying its fragile environment or its people.
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