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BC: By: Brielle Blanton Period:9

FC: Brazil | By:Brielle Blanton

1: Geography | Brazil is the 5th largest country and the 5th most populous in the world. Brazil's forest cover slightly more than half of its territory and includes the worlds largest tropical rain forest. Brazil is south of the equator,and has tropical climate also the humidity is high in the forest and coastal regions. January is the warmest month and July is the coldest month. | - mountains

2: History | Pedro Alvarez Cabral arrived in 1500 and claimed the region for Portugal. The French and Dutch attempted to build colonies but were driven out by the Portuguese. When Napoleon captured Spain and Portugal, the South American colonies were initially liberated from European control. The military would eventually seize control three more times, although with little violence. Dom Pedro declared Brazil's independence in 1822. The military support, by the dictator Getulio Vargas ruled from 1930 to 1945, followed by elected presidents. | -Dom Perdo

3: In 1989 Fernando Collor De Mello was the first president to be directly elected in 29 years but resigned in December 1992. | -Getulio Vargas

4: Culture | In formal situations, Brazilians greet each other with a handshake. A common greeting among friends, except from one male to another, is to embrace and kiss on alternating cheeks or touch cheeks and “kiss the air.”The average family in Brazil is 1-2 children in a household. Families may live in houses or apartments. The population of Brazil is 203,429,773. Poverty affects 25% of the total population. The most common foods in Brazil are meat, bread, rice, beans, cheese, fruit, fish, and eggs. The national sport in Brazil is soccer. Carnaval is a 5 day festival leading up to Ash Wednesday. | - a person selling bananas

5: The religion of Brazilians is Roman Catholic. Brazil's government is a federative republic. In Brazil people 19 to 70 have to vote but it is optional for people 16 to 18 or citizens older than 70. Brazil has the largest economy,also is the largest producers of coffee, oranges, and bananas. Much of Brazil's natural gas is imported. | -oil platform

6: Themes of History | History Repeats- History does not repeat in Brazil. Geography Shapes Culture- Sugarcane is one of Brazil's natural resources. Economy Drives Change- Agriculture employs about 25% of the population.

7: Every Event has a Consequence- The new currency, "real", in 1994 helped to dramatically cut inflation. Power Corrupts- Fernando Collor's economic austerity campaign and corrupt activities crippled the economy. Man is Universal- Citizens in Brazil provided for their families by helping to grow crops such as coffee, oranges, and bananas.

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