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Country Report Part I

  1. 1. My Country Report<br />Ivana Lopez; History 5<br />
  2. 2. Geography <br /><ul><li>Brazil lies along the eastern coast of South America
  3. 3. It covers about half of South America (as shown below), making it the 5th largest country in the world
  4. 4. It shares a border with every country in South America except for Ecuador and Chile
  5. 5. Brazil spans 3 time zones and is filled with hills, mountains, plains, highlands and scrublands
  6. 6. It has one of the world’s most wide-ranging system of rivers with eight major basins </li></li></ul><li>GEOGRAPHY: CLIMATE<br /><ul><li>Brazil contains six climate regions:
  7. 7. Tropical rainforest
  8. 8. Tropical wet and dry
  9. 9. Tropical monsoon
  10. 10. Semiarid
  11. 11. Humid subtropical
  12. 12. Subtropical highland
  13. 13. Hottest part: Northeast
  14. 14. Most rainfall: city of Belem and upper regions of Amazonia
  15. 15. Driest part: Northeast </li></li></ul><li>GEOGRAPHY: WILDLIFE<br /><ul><li>Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon rainforest
  16. 16. It is considered to contain the greatest biodiversity of any country on the planet
  17. 17. Brazil contains most known plants, mammals and freshwater fish
  18. 18. Additionally, Brazil is home to the largest snake known on the planet, the anaconda </li></li></ul><li>History<br /><ul><li>Brazil was claimed by Portugal in April 1500
  19. 19. In 1534, Dom Joao III split the territory into 12 sections; however, this created issues. This led the king to assign a governor-general and the rest of the territory assimilated into native tribes.
  20. 20. Sugar became Brazil’s most important export.
  21. 21. The Portuguese was able to expand into the southeast through wars</li></li></ul><li>History Continued<br /><ul><li>King Joao VI returned to Europe and left his elder son Prince Pedro to rule Brazil
  22. 22. Fascists attempted to turn Brazil into a colony once again; however, Brazil refused and the Prince stood by them
  23. 23. Prince Pedro was then named the first emperor of Brazil
  24. 24. Brazil then won three international wars and slavery was abolished in 1850
  25. 25. The monarchy was overthrown in 1889</li></li></ul><li>History continued <br /><ul><li>Instability in finances, social and political led civilian and military rebellion in Brazil
  26. 26. The Revolution of 1930 overthrew president Washington Luis, making GetulioVargar president
  27. 27. Brazil was pulled into World War II by standing with the United States
  28. 28. Because of the allied victory, Vargas was overthrown and democracy was reinstated
  29. 29. General Eurico Gaspar Dutra was then elected as president </li></li></ul><li>People (demographics)<br /><ul><li>Brazil’s peoples range from different backgrounds
  30. 30. White: 48.34%
  31. 31. Multiracial: 43.80%
  32. 32. Black: 6.84%
  33. 33. Asian: 0.58%
  34. 34. Amerindian: 0.28%
  35. 35. Most Brazilian inhabitants descended from indigenous peoples, African slaves and Portuguese settlers</li></li></ul><li>People: language<br /><ul><li>The official language of Brazil is Portuguese
  36. 36. The language is different than Portugal since it has developed differently and has been influenced by African languages and Amerindian languages
  37. 37. Portuguese is used in newspapers, radio, and television
  38. 38. In Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, the language spoken is Nheengatu
  39. 39. Additional minority languages are spoken throughout Brazil
  40. 40. German and Italian speakers also reside in Brazil</li></li></ul><li>People: Religion & urbanization<br /><ul><li>The most dominant religion in Brazil is Roman Catholicism
  41. 41. Brazil contains the largest Catholic population
  42. 42. The largest metrpolitan areas in Brazil are all in the southeastern region
  43. 43. Sao Paulo has the largest population </li></li></ul><li>sources<br /><ul><li>
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