Brazil: A Country of Diversity Essay

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Brazil: A Country of Diversity Part One: Country Profile The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. It also has the most diversity in people and in geography. The Capital is of Brazil is Brasilia (“Brazil Background”). The geography ranges from dense rain forest to sandy beaches. The majority of the people live in the southern part of the country. They have began to take advantage of their natural resources and most of their economy is extractive (“’Brazil Background’”). Brazil is the only country in South and North America that speaks the majority of Portuguese (“’Brazil.’ A”). Almost 100% of the people speak it (“Brazil-Language”). They were under the rule of the Portuguese for more than three…show more content…
Brazil: A Country of Diversity Part One: Country Profile The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. It also has the most diversity in people and in geography. The Capital is of Brazil is Brasilia (“Brazil Background”). The geography ranges from dense rain forest to sandy beaches. The majority of the people live in the southern part of the country. They have began to take advantage of their natural resources and most of their economy is extractive (“’Brazil Background’”). Brazil is the only country in South and North America that speaks the majority of Portuguese (“’Brazil.’ A”). Almost 100% of the people speak it (“Brazil-Language”). They were under the rule of the Portuguese for more than three centuries. The country gained their independence from the Portuguese on September 7, 1822. That is now a national holiday in Brazil (Central Intelligence). Being under the rule of the Portuguese for so long caused their culture to be largely taken from Portugal and it is evident in most of the social aspects of the country. (“’Brazil.’ A”). Brazil’s economy is below the average around the world, but the growth rate is .9 per year (“Conservative Policy”). It is the second largest economy in the western hemisphere, but the largest in Latin America. (“’Brazil.’ A”). For the location of Brazil, its economy is doing better compared to the places around it. It also by nominal GDP, that is gross domestic product, is the seventh largest by purchasing
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