Repüblica Federativa do Brasil
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Brazil, South America’s largest country, was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and remained under Portuguese rule until independence in 1822. Bursts of economic growth were interspersed by periods of intense political rivalry which held up development. Brasilia, supposed to be the catalyst for development of Brazil’s huge interior, was built in the late 1950s when there was massive inflation. In 1964 the military took power, inaugurating 20 years of single party rule and censored press.


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