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  • 1. Brazil
    By
    Jordan Cua
  • 2. Geography
    Size and Location
    - Fifth largest country in the world; the larges in South
    America
    - Brazil shares it’s border with every country in South America
    except for Ecuador and Chile
    Geology
    - Precambrian crystalline shields cover
    36% of it’s territory
    - Has one of the world’s largest river
    systems, with eight major drainage
    basins, all which drain into the
    Atlantic Ocean.
    Environmental Issues
    - Desertification, deforestation, air
    pollution, and congestion
  • 3. Geography (Cont.)
    Natural Resources
    - Brazil has 12 major hydrographic regions, 7 of these are river
    basins named after their main rivers; the Amazonas,
    Paraguai, Parana, Parnaiba, Sao Francisco, Tocantins, and
    Uruguai.
    - 5 coastal Hydrographic Regions based on regional groupings
    of minor river basins
    Soils and Vegetation
    - Brazil’s soil spans across the country;
    large enough to produce 70 million
    tons of grain per year
    Climate Regions
    - Equatorial, tropical, semiarid,
    highland tropical, and subtropical
    - Moderate to high precipitation levels
    (1,000mm-3,000mm) depending on
    area
  • 4. People
    Who is a Brazilian?
    - Anyone who is born in Brazil, even if parents are foreign;
    Although, any parent who may be a diplomat while their
    child is born, Brazil will not consider citizenship to the
    new born child.
    - In order for a foreigner to attain citizenship (become a
    Brazilian citizen), they have lived in Brazil for 15
    uninterrupted years.
    Portugal and Brazil
    - According to the Brazilian constitution, the Portuguese
    people carry special status in Brazil; they carry lifetime
    Brazilian citizenship whether or not they were native
    born.
  • 5. People (Cont.)
    Ethnic Groups
    - Brazil is home to people of many different ethnical
    backgrounds.
    - People look at their nationality as a citizenship rather than an
    ethnicity.
    Ethnic Breakdown
    - White: 48.43% - Black: 6.84%
    - Mixed-Race: 43.8 - East Asian: 0.58%
    - Amerindian: 0.28% - Not Declared: 0.07%
  • 6. Culture
    History
    - Brazil was founded by the Portuguese and were colonized ‘
    under Portuguese rule for over 3 centuries.
    - Under Portuguese rule, nearly 1 million Portuguese arrived
    and settled in Brazil, bringing the Portuguese culture with
    them.
    Cuisine
    - In Brazil, cuisine is greatly diverse due to the mix of native
    and immigrants and tends to vary by region.
    - Feijoada is one of the most well-known dishes in Brazil
    - Due to tradition, Brazil has a vast selection of candy
  • 7. Culture (Cont.)
    Arts
    - Brazil’s art dates back to 13,000 BC.
    - Cave paintings and Marajoara pottery were some of the first
    art pieces to come from Brazil
    - 1816 saw the rise of paintings originating from Brazil; in which,
    started a struggle between old school and modernist art
    Literature and Poetry
    - Dates back to the 16th century, to the writings of Pero Vaz de
    Caminha
    - Brazilian literature is know across the globe for producing
    significant literary work in Romanticism
  • 8. History
    Beginnings of Brazil
    - Brazil was firs discovered by Vicente Yanez Pinzon, a Spanish
    navigator that had accompanied Columbus on his trip to the
    Americas
    - For over 2 centuries, Brazil was fought over by European
    countries due to it’s vast natural resources and untapped
    land
    The Empire of Brazil
    - For a period of 90 years, Brazil was one of only 3 modern
    states in the Americas to have its own indigenous monarchy.
    - In 1815, king Joao VI of Portugal vested Brazil with the dignity
    of a United Kingdom with Portugal and Algarves.
  • 9. History (Cont.)
    The Old Republic (1889-1930)
    - Presidency alternated between Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais
    - Brazil was formally a constitutional democracy, in practice
    women, illiterates (majority of the population) were
    prevented from voting.
    Redemocratization to Present (1985-Present)
    - In 1985, Tancredo Neves was elected president and Brazil was
    returned to civilian rule.
    - In 1989, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected as president,
    and is active today.
    - Brazil has a highly unequal distribution of wealth and income.
    One out of 4 live on less than a dollar a day.
  • 10. Music
    Origins
    - The first registration on musical activity in Brazil comes from
    the activities of two Jesuit priests in 1549 in order to form an
    educational structure
    Styles/Forms
    - Brazil incorporated different styles of music from different
    ethnicities across the globe; such as: African, European and
    Amerindian forms
    - After 500 years, Brazil created unique styles of music such as:
    Choro, Sertanejo, Brega, Frevo, Samba, Maracatu, Bossa
    Nova, MPB, Brazillian Rock, and Axe
  • 11. Dance
    Samba
    - Lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced
    under Samba music
    - Samba music rhythm has been danced in brazil since late
    19th century
    - Unlike many other countries, Samba is a set of dances, rather
    than a single dance, that define the samba dancing scene
    - Samba rhythm dance can be mixed up with all forms of
    Brazilian music such as: Samba Axe and Samba Pagode.
  • 12. Film
    Brazil began creating films in 1908
    - First film produced was Os Capadocios da
    Cidade Nova
    - The film industry of Brazil has gone through period of ups and
    downs, a reflection of its dependency on State funding and
    incentives.
    Some famous (well known) films from Brazil:
    - Orefu Negro (1959)
    - O Beijo da Milher Aranha (1985)
    - Trope de Elite 2: O inmigo Agora E Outro (2010)
  • 13. Sports
    Sports in Brazil are those widely practiced and popular in the country, as well as others which originated there or have some cultural significance.
    Sports are very popular in Brazil, especially Futball (Soccer).
    Popular Sports Played in Brazil
    - Capoeira - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    - Foot volley - Tennis
    - Basketball - Motorsport
    - Volleyball - Rugby
  • 14. Sources of Information Presented
    Geography
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Brazil
    People
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_people
    Culture
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Brazil
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cuisine
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_Brazil
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature_of_Brazil
    History
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Brazil
  • 15. Sources of Information Presented (Cont.)
    Music
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil
    Dance
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba
    Film
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_Brazilian_films
    Sports
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_of_Brazil

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