Brazil Country Analysis

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Country Analysis of Brazil After Brazil gained its independence from Portugal in 1822, it struggled to become a stable country. Brazil’s First Constitution in 1824 has presented a hardship for Brazil to attain Democracy. In the 19th century Brazil was politically stable, but in the 20th century, Brazil’s administrations were troubled with several overthrows of their government that caused social turmoil and political strife. The government was run by a civilian government until the military overthrew President Goulart in 1964, this resulted in suspended constitutional guarantees and press censorship was denied. This led to severe problems among the population as poverty rose and economic aid was relinquished causing excessive inflation. Brazil once struggled under its own bureaucratic weight and currently has overcome many of its struggles to become a flourishing country. Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country in terms of land mass and population, and its almost 200 million people are heavily concentrated on the Atlantic coast. Brazil is federal republic with 26 states, and one federal district (Brasilia). According to "Brazil Government Profile 2012,” Brazil Constitution was established on October 5, 1988, and grants broad powers to the federal government, made up of executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The main political parties are the Brazilian Democratic Movement party, the liberal Front party (currently known as the Democrats party), the Democratic Labor party, the Brazilian Social Democracy party and the workers party ("Infoplease," 2000-2013). With the various parties, Brazil is made up of a variety of people with different backgrounds and cultures. The people of Brazil are a diverse culture and race of people who consist of Portuguese settlers, indigenous tribes, and African slaves, which include Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian,

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