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

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