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History of Brazil: 1532
Sugar arrives. Portuguese enslave ingenious people to work in sugar plantations.
History of Brazil: 1700's
Coffee is introduced to Brazil.
Gold is discovered in Minas Gerais.
Brazil becomes largest exporter of Gold.
History of Brazil 1821-22
Portuguese King Dom Joao VI returns to Portugal after his son declares Brazil's independence.
Important Persons: Brazil
Pedro Cabral: Claimed Brazil for Portugal
Dom Pedro II: Declared Brazil's Independence
Dilma Roussoff: Current and first female President
Interesting Features: Peru
Machu Picchu- Large Inca ruins, one of the few not ransacked by the Spanish
Nazca Lines: Huge geoglyphs only fully visible in the air.
South America: General Info
Most commonly spoke language is Spanish. Largest Continent. Amazon is largest Rain forest in the world. Amazon River is largest river in terms of volume in the world. Longest mountain range is the Andes. Continent can be split into 5 different climate zones with Tropical Wet and Dry being most dominant.
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