Brazil

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Empire of Brazil
Império do Brasil
Flag of Brazil
Flag
Coat of arms of Brazil
Coat of arms
Motto: Independência ou Morte!
("Independence or Death!")
Anthem: Hino da Independência do Brasil
("Anthem of Independence of Brazil")
CapitalBrasília
Largest citySão Paulo
Official languagesPortuguese, LIBRAS
Recognized regional languages(TBD)
Ethnic groups
  • TBD% Mixed
  • TBD% White
  • TBD% Black
  • TBD% Native
  • TBD% Asian
Religion
  • 95.1% Christianity
  • 3.4% No religion
  • 1.0% Spiritism
  • 0.5% Other
Demonym(s)Brazilian
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Emperor
Luiz II
Ciro Gomes
• President of the Senate
César Maia
• President of the Chamber of Deputies
Alessandro Molon
• President of the Supreme Court of Justice
Ricardo Lewandowski
LegislatureFederal Assembly
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
History 
• Proclamation of Independence
7 September 1822
• Treaty of Rio de Janeiro
29 August 1825
• Current Constitution
12 July 1939
Area
• Total
8,373,185 km2 (3,232,905 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
221,441,652
• Density
24.5/km2 (63.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
TBD
• Per capita
TBD
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$4.982 trillion
• Per capita
$22,500
CurrencyReal (Rs$)
Time zoneUTC-2 to -5
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+55
ISO 3166 codeBR
Internet TLD.br

Brazil, officially the Empire of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At around 8.4 million square kilometers and with over 200 million people. Brazil is the world's fourth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 25 provinces and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language; one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; and the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,000 kilometers. It borders all other countries and territories in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers nearly half of the continent's land area. Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. It also owns a handful of islands on the Atlantic Ocean such as Fernando de Noronha and the Paolish Islands, homeland of the Baoh ethnic group. This unique biodiversity is the subject of significant global interest, as environmental degradation through processes like deforestation has direct impacts on global issues like climate change and biodiversity loss.

The territory which would become known as Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the discovered land for the Portuguese Empire. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808 when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature called the General Assembly. Slavery was abolished in 1888. An authoritarian repressive oligarchical regime came to power in the early 20th century that was followed by a far-right dictatorship in 1931 and ruled until 1938, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil's current constitution, formulated in 1939, defines it as a democratic federal monarchy.

Brazil is a regional and great power, and is also classified as a emerging power. It is considered an advanced economy, having the fifth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and fourth by PPP measures, the largest in Latin America and is an industrialized country, Brazil has the largest share of global wealth in South America and it is one of the world's major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. However, the country maintains noticeable amounts of corruption, with a relatively average amount of crime and social inequality. Brazil is a member of the Entente Cordiale Treaty Organization, and a founding member of G7, Organization of Ibero-American States and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

History[edit | edit source]

Belle Époque and the Old Regime[edit | edit source]

Integralist Era[edit | edit source]

Populist Era[edit | edit source]

Years of Uncertainty[edit | edit source]

Contemporary Era[edit | edit source]

Geography[edit | edit source]

Climate[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity and Conservation[edit | edit source]

Remember to add something about climate change.

Government and Politics[edit | edit source]

General information about the instutions and division of power

The Monarch and Moderating Power[edit | edit source]

Its history and current use

Law[edit | edit source]

Boring law stuff

Military[edit | edit source]

Law enforcement and crime[edit | edit source]

Administrative Divisions[edit | edit source]

International Relations[edit | edit source]

Introduction

Overwiew[edit | edit source]

General information about international organizations, relations with the superpowers and league of nations stuff

Americas[edit | edit source]

Europe[edit | edit source]

Asia and Oceania[edit | edit source]

Africa[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

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Science and Technology[edit | edit source]

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Education[edit | edit source]

Media and Communications[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Ethnic Composition[edit | edit source]

Religion[edit | edit source]

Language[edit | edit source]

Urbanization[edit | edit source]

Culture[edit | edit source]

Cuisine[edit | edit source]

roasted pineapple. holy shit it's good

Literature[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Cinema[edit | edit source]

Remember to mention Nakashima Studios and the changes regarding Animation in Brazil

Music[edit | edit source]

Remember to mention Carlos Toshiki and the Brazilian Pop

Visual Arts[edit | edit source]

Architecture[edit | edit source]

Sports[edit | edit source]

Remember mentioning that Brazil has one of world's biggest football leagues, has a major collection of medals and is the home of great players.

Another interesting thing to mention would be Formula 1 and Ayrton Senna.

Something interesting that we could add would be sports such as Basketball and Baseball being more popular (specially Basketball).

Popular Culture[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Walter LaFeber: Brazil: The Fourth Wheel of the Cold War ( Cornell University, 1997)