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The Empire of Brazil

The Empire of Brazil



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Motto: "Independence or Death!"



Location



Capital: Rio de Janeiro
Largest City: São Paulo


Official Language: Portuguese


National Languages: Portuguese, Guarani, Spanish, French, English,
Dutch, Latin, Chinese, Quechua, Aymara


Ethnic Groups (2020)
    46.6% White
    36.5% Mixed
    7.8% Black
    4.8% Asian
    4.3% Others



Religion (2020)
    80.4% Christian
    12% Irreligion
    2.6% Muslim
    2.5% Spiritism
    2.5% Others



Demonym: Brazilian


Government: Semi-consitutional hereditary federal monarchy
- Monarch: Ana Sofia
- Prime Minister: Eduardo Martens Michalski
- President of Internal Affairs: Vacant
- Marshal of the Imperial Army: Frederico Lourenço Costa


Legislature: General Assembly
- Upper House: Senate
- Lower House: Chamber of Deputies


Establishment: from the Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves
• Independence: September 7, 1822
• Recognized: July 28, 1825
• Current Constitution: July 16, 2017
• Dissolution of Union of South American Realms: September 15, 2017


Land Area: 11,654,421 km² (3rd)
4,499,797 mile² (3rd)
Water Area: 89,323 km²
Water %: 0.77


Population: 268,430,000 (4th)
-Density: 23.03/km²


GDP (nominal): $8 trillion (3rd)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $29,802 (24th)


HDI (2020): 0.848 very high


Currency: Real (R$) (BRL)


Time Zone: UTC−5 to −2


Drives on the: right


Calling code: + 55


Internet TLD: .br


The Brazilian Empire

The Empire of Brazil, commonly called Brazil, is a semi-constitutional federal monarchy in South America. It is bordered on the north by Venezuela and Colombia, on the south by Argentina, on the east by Peru and South Peru and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil covers 11 million square kilometers and has an estimated population of 268 million. Brazil comprises of 35 provinces and 10 territories.

Brazil was first inhabited by many Amerindian indigenous tribes before colonization by the Portuguese. As a result of the Brazilian Conquest Wars of the 19th century, the country became a prominent power in the world stage, emerging as a great power in 1910 following victory in the Great War.

The Empire of Brazil is one of the eight Great Powers, with a national GDP of $8 trillion and a per capita GDP of $29,802. Despite such high GDP for a Latin American country, Brazil is one of the worst-ranked countries in income inequality.

Etymology

Brazil comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, pau-brasil; brasil means "red like an ember" in Portuguese.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Brazil is as a "Brazilian."

History

Empire of Brazil

Prince Dom Pedro, the regent of Brazil, was convinced to declare the independence of Brazil on 7 September 1822. It followed the revoke of the political autonomy Brazil had. On 12 October, Prince Pedro was acclaimed Pedro I, the first emperor of Brazil, a constitutional monarchy. The independence was opposed by military units loyal to Portugal, and the Independence War would last until the last loyal soldiers surrendered in 1824. Independence was recognized by Portugal in 1825 after Brazil paid Portugal for the recognition.

In 1825 Brazil invaded Bolivia for the first time. The war lasted for one year and resulted in the acquisition of eastern Bolivia. In 1826 a revolt began in the Northeast, where a republican government was established. The Ecuador Confederation revolt ended in 1828 after the surrender of its leaders, who were later executed.

In 1829 Brazil would go to war again against Bolivia. The La Paz War ended with the annexation of northern Bolivia in 1832. With so many wars in a row, Brazil put first the building of a strong army to quench Dom Pedro's expansionism. Less than a year after the end of the war with Bolivia, Paraguay attacked Brazil. The landlocked country preyed on the weakened Brazilian army - under reconstruction - and set out to find a way out to sea. But the incapacity of Paraguayan leaders spoke louder, and the table turned to Brazil. Paraguay, which came to occupy the province of Rio Grande do Sul in 1834, lost that province within a month, and in 1836 Paraguay was completely occupied by Brazil. As compensation for the war, Brazil decided to annex Paraguay.

In 1838, Dom Pedro I died, and a regency led by Prime Minister Henrique Monteiro took control of the country. Two years later, Brazil and Chile allied together to annex what was left of Bolivia. At the time, Bolivia was a country divided into many factions warring among themselves. The war lasted four years, and the end result was Chile's annexation of the Bolivian coast. As this war continued, the provinces of Paraguay and Uruguay declared their independence. Brazil turned its attention to these regions and managed to maintain control despite British protest.

In 1843 the prime minister was assassinated by an Uruguayan separatist. As a result, a coup took place in favor of the young Dom Pedro II, who brought him to the throne before the minimum age to be the leader of the country. The coup artists, yet, imposed a condition: the senators would no longer be appointed by the emperor. Inspired by the liberalization of the empire, a revolt in 1848 sought to introduce the secret vote. The revolt was also seeking universal suffrage, but it was unsuccessful. However, there was the establishment of the secret vote.

In 1849 Argentina suffered a reactionary pan-Hispanic coup d'état, which sought to annex Spanish-speaking parts of Brazil. It was the beginning of the La Plata War, in which Argentina sought and almost succeeded in annexing Uruguay. Brazil won the war by a narrow margin, and as a reward for winning the war, annexed the Corrientes region.

The war against Argentina caused discomfort in the population, and several revolts broke out in Brazil. In 1852 to contain these revolts there was a reform of the army. There was also reform in the voting system - now every free man was eligible to vote. A brief war between the army and slave crowds in 1853 caused the parliament to abolish slavery to prevent a state run by former slaves.

The army underwent extensive reform in the 1850s, and its power was tested with the Peruvian War. The war lasted from 1864 to 1872 and was marked by guerrilla tactics. Despite Ecuadorian support, the Brazilians annexed Peru, finally obtaining a way to the Pacific Ocean. This was a dream idealized by Dom Pedro I. Two years later, Brazil would intervene in the Argentine Civil War in favor of monarchists. In 1876 the Kingdom of Argentina was proclaimed, and in 1877 Argentina and Brazil would invade Chile. The 1878 Santiago Treaty divided Chile between Brazil and Argentina, despite British bombing of Brazilian and Argentine ports.

The 1880s was the age of scientific and industrial boom in Brazil, as Pedro II took the industrialization of the country and education of the masses as priorities. The emperor was also a devoted sponsor of the arts. In 1879 the Brazilian public system of education was inaugurated. Despite prioritizing education and science, the emperor was also dedicated to his dream of a united South America. In 1882 Brazil invaded Ecuador and annexed it in 1884 with little to no resistance.

In 1885 Colombia, allied with the United Kingdom, invaded Brazil to end Brazilian expansionism. The invasion by the Amazon Forest failed, and in 1888 Brazil began the invasion of Colombia. The war would end in 1890, with Colombia agreeing to become part of the Brazilian empire. Colombia maintained some autonomy.

At the same time, Brazil sought to colonize Africa. The country attended the Berlin conference despite British protest and was granted the colonies of Congo, Namibia, Cameroon, Gabon, and northern Nigeria. The Empire of Brazil was already considered a secondary power by specialists to the point of becoming a hegemony in Latin America.

In 1894 Venezuela peacefully joined the Brazilian Empire, which was renamed the Union of South American Realms in 1895. In 1896, a year before his death, Dom Pedro invaded Argentina in a war that would last three years and was won by Brazil. In the same decade, Brazil began the construction of the Panama Canal with the support of American investors and engineers.

South American Union (1895-2017)

In 1901 the Great War began between an alliance consisting of the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Greece, and Canada against Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria-Hungary, and China. In 1905 Brazil joined the alliance of Germany. In 1907 Portugal was occupied by Brazil, and in 1908 Japan would surrender to China. In Europe, Italy and Greece were occupied, but the British maritime siege resisted. The navies of Brazil and the United Kingdom clashed in 1909, and after a narrow Brazilian victory, the United Kingdom finally surrendered. In 1910 the British Empire was dissolved, and its colonies split between Germany, Brazil, and the Netherlands, while China gained control over India.

Brazil hosted the 1914 Summer Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro. Four years later the office of President of the South American Union was created. Before it, the Brazilian emperor was the president of the Union. Romeu Fernandes dos Santos, from the Conservative Party, was the first South American President. He governed until 1924 and was the man behind the Brazilian Plan: a plan that aimed to make Portuguese the first language of South America. The Brazilian plan also targeted native Africans, to make them Catholics. One of the first steps of the plan was to ban immigration from Spain and limit immigration from protestant nations. The second step was to make Portuguese a mandatory class in all South American schools, from Colombia to Patagonia.

In 1923 the South American Union started a campaign to annex the states of Central America. In 1925 Costa Rica and Nicaragua fell to South American troops, although the campaign had to be halted as a communist uprising in Brazil disrupted the nation. The uprising lasted for two years and resulted in the deportation, imprisonment, and execution of a hundred thousand people. The campaign for Central America started again in 1928 and ended in 1930 with the annexation of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The peace following the war would be brief, as the United States and Mexico led a war of containment against South America. The Interamerican War devasted an already ravaged Central America, and costed the lives of one million people, although it didn't lead anywhere. It came to an end in 1933 after German intervention in favor of South America.

South America stayed neutral during the Second World War. South America joined Canada and the United States in the Canadian Civil War against communist factions. Half a decade later, in 1961, the Third World War started over the control of Alsace-Lorraine, which was under French rule. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Greece, and South America joined the war against France, Belgium, Scotland, Spain, Iran, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. In 1962 South American support arrived in Europe, and the tide turned against France. In 1963 the Soviet Union disintegrated into several republics, and two years later Germany accepted the peace offer from France, which ceded the disputed region. France and Spain also lost their Colonies in Africa and Asia. The war also brought an end to the French monarchy.

During the 70s the world economy met the Great Depression, which caused many uprisings around the world, including the Sino-German War, where China supported communist groups to take over Germany. During the same period, Italy, Spain, Scotland, and Hungary became Chinese allies. From 1983 to 1986 the South American Union purged communism from West African nations. In 1988 the South American colonies were granted independence, although they remained united under the banner of the African Empire, a constitutional monarchy.

The Fourth World War started in 1989 under the pretext of liberating Germany. An alliance comprised of South America, Mexico, the USA, Canada, Portugal, France, England, Netherlands, Ukraine, Finland, Dahomey, Oyo, Libya, Sudan, Australia, and the Dominican Republic fought against China and its allies and puppets Germany, Denmark, United Baltic Provinces, Scotland, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Chad, Burkina Faso, Malay Confederation, Jamaica, New Zealand, Center-African Republic, Czechoslovakia, Cambodia, Tunisia, and Morocco. Japan joined China in 1994 and Pajab joined as a Chinese ally in 1996. The war in Europe ended in 1997 as Germany surrendered, and the Asian war lasted until 2000. The Chinese army was completely obliterated, and the communist government overthrow. One month after the war ended, a civil war started in America, as fascist and liberal factions started to brawl in the streets.

In 2002 a dissolution of the South American union was proposed. It was accepted by the president, and it was scheduled to happen in September 2008. In 2005 the date change to 2015, and in 2013 it changed to 2017. Seven years after the end of the African Empire, the South American Union came to an end on September 15 of 2017. South America was divided into 12 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.

The New Empire of Brazil

Since its second independence, Brazil declared war on Peru under the excuse of defending Brazilian minorities in the region. It is also ready to invade Monte cruz to unite all Portuguese-speaking regions of South America.

On the 27th day of January 2020, Dom Pedro V died, and his heir, his daughter Ana Sofia, was expected to be the next monarch. However, a coup led by Pedro's brother, Dom Pedro Filipe, brought an end to Ana's ambitions of having a realm. Backed by several kingdoms, politicians, and businessman, Pedro Filipe received the royal scepter and the crown, but his reign wasn't recognized by everyone. The government was divided, and many parties and countries didn't recognize him as the successor of Pedro V. On the 30th day of January, the communist and socialist parties called for action against the monarchy, and the republican and federalist parties followed. On day 31 the Integralist Party made an announcement, calling for the proclamation of a republic and action against the communist rebels. On the first day of February, princess Ana Sofia, with the support of the army, proclaimed Pedro Filipe's reign as illegitimate.

On 2nd February, Pedro Filipe, with the support of four Brazilian kings and many divisions of the army, ordered the prison of soldiers loyal to Ana Sofia. It was the beginning of the civil war.

On 3rd February, armed integralist groups attacked communist militias in Minas Gerais. The same day, troops loyal to Ana Sofia in Northern Brazil were arrested. In the south, northeast, and Bolivia, republican groups armed themselves and began fighting against loyalists. 800 thousand active soldiers are loyal to Ana, while 400,000 joined Pedro Filipe. 150,000 soldiers joined the communists, 100 thousand soldiers declared loyalty to the republicans, and 50,000 joined integralist and fascist militias.

Among the causes of the civil war, are the increasing religious radicalization of the population, dissatisfaction with the monarchy, increasing corruption, unpopular actions by the ruling government, and political polarization regarding issues such as political rights and secularization of the state.

The war ended in April 2021, when the communists accepted the peace offer from the government. The communists agreed to disarm but in exchange, the northern Brazilian kingdoms would be destroyed, communist soldiers wouldn't be persecuted, and the population would elect the Prime Minister. In June elections were held, and Eduardo from the National Liberal Party was elected as the first Brazilian prime minister directly elected by the people.


Civil War factions as of February 2020

Geography

Brazil is the third-largest country in the world and the second-largest in the Americas. The land area of the Empire is 11,654,421 km² (4,499,797 mile²). It spans four time zones; from UTC−5 comprising the province of Acre and the westernmost portion of the province of Amazonas, to UTC−4 in the western states, to UTC−3 in the eastern states (the national time) and UTC−2 in the Brazilian Atlantic islands. The Empire of Brazil is the only country in the world that has the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn running through it.


National Park of Rio de Janeiro

Most of Brazil is tropical. According to the Köppen system, Brazil hosts six major climatic subtypes: desert, equatorial, oceanic, semiarid, subtropical and tropical. The different climatic conditions produce environments ranging from equatorial rainforests in the north and semiarid deserts in the northeast to temperate coniferous forests in the south and tropical savannas in central Brazil.


The jaguar is Brazil's national animal

Brazil has the world's largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest. The Brazilian Empire is also one of the few megadiverse countries in the world, and the most biologically diverse country in the world. The country also has access to both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.

Demographics

Population
Brazil has an estimated population of 268 million according to the 2010 census, ranking 5th in the world. The population is heavily concentrated in the Southeastern and Northeastern regions. A census is taken every ten years and the first census in Brazil was carried out in 1869. The Brazilian population is projected to grow by 1% each year. About 80% of Brazilians live in urban areas. 46.6% of the population are whites, 36.5% are mixed, 7.8% are Black, 4.8% are Asian, and 4.3% are other races, making Brazil a minority-majority country.

Language
The official language of the Brazilian Empire is Portuguese, which almost all of the population speaks and is by a huge margin the most utilized language in television, radio, newspapers, and business. "Portunhol", a mix of Portuguese and Spanish is spoken at borders with Argentina and Peru. Brazil is the only Latin American country that speaks Portuguese, making the language the foundation of Brazilian national identity.

Indigenous languages are the first language of most Brazilian Amerindians - Guarani, Quechua, and Aymara, all indigenous languages, are some of the national languages in the country.

European and Asian languages such as French, English, Dutch and Chinese are the first languages of a small number of Brazilians in the provinces of East Guyana, Suriname, and West Guyana.

Minority languages are spoken by immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Such languages include German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Hungarian, and many others. Many of these languages have co-official status in some municipalities.

Religion

Around half of the Brazilian population claims to be Roman Catholic, followed by Protestants with 16%, irreligious with 12.4%, Pentecostals with 8%, Eastern Orthodox Christians with 6%, Muslims with 2.6%, Spiritists with 2.5%, and others with 2.5%. These other religions include Jehovah's Witnesses, Afro-Brazilian Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Paganism, and Judaism.

Brazil became a secular country after Emperor Pedro III broke up relations with the Catholic Church in 1891, although they were re-established in 1973 with the creation of the Catholic Army.

Race
The Empire of Brazil has a very diverse population; 28 ancestry groups have more than one million members. There is not a racial majority in Brazil; White Brazilians are 46.6% of the population, and 36.5% are Mixed Brazilians, the second-largest racial group. Caboclos are the largest ancestry group (more than 39 million) – followed by Pardos (circa 38 million), Portuguese Brazilians (circa 35 million), and Italian Brazilians (circa 15 million).

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Province

1

São Paulo

26,553,724

São Paulo

2

Rio de Janeiro

13,200,533

Rio de Janeiro

3

Belo Horizonte

11,459,100

Minas Gerais

4

Porto Alegre

7,068,922

Rio Grande do Sul

5

Curitiba

6,280,021

Paraná

6

Salvador

5,107,180

Bahia

7

Recife

4,517,282

Pernambuco

8

Fortaleza

4,100,689

Ceará

9

Campinas

3,611,340

São Paulo

10

Manaus

3,257,782

Amazonas

São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro

Belo Horizonte

Porto Alegre

Government

The Empire of Brazil is a parliamentary semi-constitutional hereditary federal monarchy with representative democracy, in which majority rule is blended with minority rights protected by law. Although there is a Brazilian Constitution, the Poder Moderador (the monarch) has many constitutional privileges when compared to other constitutional monarchies, hence the semi-constitutional title.

The heart of the empire is Rio de Janeiro, in the province of Município Neutro. The government is separated into three levels: national, provincial and municipal.

The national government is responsible for the military, education, the environment, foreign relations, immigration, healthcare, road maintenance, taxation, welfare, and monetary policies. Provincial governments are responsible for both police and fire forces, land distribution, energy, and infrastructure. Municipal governments are responsible for urban planning, garbage collection, among other things.

The Emperor is the head of state and the Prime Minister (or President of the Council of Ministers) is the head of government. Elections are held every four years. There is no limit of maximum terms. The Council of Ministers acts as the cabinet and is under control of the Prime Minister.

The legislature is called the General Assembly. It is divided into two chambers: the Upper House, the Senate, and the Lower House, the Chamber of Deputies. In the lower house seats are separated proportionally among the Brazilian provinces, amounting to a total of 409 congressmen. The upper house has two representatives from each province, amounting to a total of 70 senators.

The national government is composed of four branches: the executive, the judicial, the legislative, and the Poder Moderador (the Mediator Power).

Executive power is held by the Prime Minister. The Legislative is made up of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The Judiciary is independent and is composed of the Supreme Court and other lower courts. The Mediator Power is headed by the reigning monarch.

The monarch is relatively powerful. The monarch is the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto laws (a limit of seven laws per year), appoint judges of the supreme court, introduce law projects, remove the prime minister (a limit of three prime ministers removed every decade), grant pardon to criminals, intervene in the cabinet and the judiciary, change the constitution (one change per decade and it must be approved by the prime minister), change monarchic laws (create or destroy kingdoms and duchies, grant titles and honors, etc.), dissolve the parliament (limit of twice per decade), appoint governors to the provinces, call for a referendum, issue and withdraw passports, and ratify and make treaties.

The current Council of Ministers of Brazil:

    •Minister of Agriculture and Environment: Débora Mello Lobo
    •Minister of Civil Rights and Immigration: Vasco Esteves Fagundes
    •Minister of Commerce and Industry: Igor Zhukov Maltsev
    •Minister of Communications and Technology: Fabrício Dietz Balogun
    •Minister of Culture and Sports: Danilo Simek Clark
    •Minister of Development and Housing: Inácio Garcia Rodrigues
    •Minister of Education: Lázaro Rosa Costa
    •Minister of Finances: Sigismundo de Lima dos Santos
    •Minister of Foreign Affairs: Alberta Jansen Liu
    •Minister of Health: Marcel Bertrand Mercier
    •Minister of Justice: Rodolfo Schumacher Hidalgo
    •Minister of Religion: Adriano Batista Pinho
    •Minister of Science: Mariano de Marco Ricci
    •Minister of Social Development: Dário Amorim da Silva
    •Minister of Transportation and Energy: Leonor Cardoso Fernandes
    •Minister of War: Júlio Alves Guerreiro

Brazil is also divided into 25 kingdoms and several duchies and counties. See the list of kingdoms and their respective kings below:


Kingdoms of Brazil

1. Kingdom of Guiana - Her Majesty, Márcia do Novo Carvalho
2. Kingdom of Amazônia - His Majesty, Leonardo das Cachoeiras
3. Kingdom of Acre - His Majesty, Tiago Mascarenhas
4. Kingdom of Grão-Pará - His Majesty, José II de Bragança
5. Kingdom of Mato Grosso - His Majesty, Victor de Cuiabá
6. Kingdom of Petrônia - Her Majesty, Marcela de Riberalta
7. Kingdom of Maranhão - His Majesty, Marcos de Luís
8. Kingdom of Goiás - His Majesty, Hilário Novo Monteiro
9. Kingdom of Piauí - His Majesty, Alceu de Rangel
10. Kingdom of Ceará - Her Majesty, Fátima Santos-Barreira
11. Kingdom of Rio Grande do Norte - His majesty, César Toscani
12. Kingdom of Paraíba - His Majesty, Cristiano Nova Terra
13. Kingdom of Pernambuco - His Majesty, Roberto Nepomuceno
14. Kingdom of Alagoas - His Majesty, Pedro Miguel de Moura
15. Kingdom of Sergipe - Her Majesty, Fernanda da Cabrália
16. Kingdom of Bahia - His Majesty, Samuel Aparecido
17. Kingdom of Minas Gerais - His Majesty, Bernardo Fischetti
18. Kingdom of Rio de Janeiro - His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Ana Sofia de Bragança
19. Kingdom of São Paulo - His Majesty, Carlos de Bragança
20. Kingdom of Paraná - His Majesty, Emílio Wagner
21. Kingdom of Paraguai - His Majesty, Ulisses Farias-Padilha
22. Kingdom of Santa Catarina - Her Majesty, Roberta do Iguaçu
23. Kingdom of Rio Grande do Sul - His Majesty, Manoel de Coimbra
24. Kingdom of Entre Rios - Her Majesty, Natalia Cisneros
25. Kingdom of Uruguai - His Majesty, Gustavo Ponce-Montoya

Foreign Relations and Military

The Empire of Brazil, despite being very active in the diplomatic stage, is mostly neutral. It is a founding member of the League of Nations, the Council of Monarchies, the Pacific League, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and the Community of Latin American States. Brazil also joined the Anti-Nuclear Proliferation League in 1999.

The nation founded the Equator Defense Treaty (the EDT) in 2018. Members of the Equator Defense Treaty include Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Hindustan, Honduras, Hungary, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Transcaucasia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, and Zaire.

Brazil's total military spending in 2019 was $415 billion, approximately 5.2% of the GDP. The military is divided into three branches: the Imperial Air Force, the Imperial Navy, and the Imperial Army. In the event of a war, the Brazilian Imperial Army will be comprised of both professional and conscripted troops. Brazil has 1.5 million active soldiers and 3 million active reservists. Likewise, The Empire of Brazil owns the largest navy in the world. The Imperial Army was modernized in 2013. Brazil also has the Catholic Army, a branch of the army comprised of soldiers that don't speak Portuguese. Despite the name, the Catholic Army accepts soldiers from all faiths since 2001.

The Imperial Air Force has a total of 8,757 aircraft, being 1,267 fighters, 1,546 attack aircraft, 870 transport aircraft, 3,402 helicopters, 600 attack helicopters, 1,072 trainers. The Air Force also has 6,320 serviceable airports. The Imperial Army has 8,279 tanks, 36,293 armored fighting vehicles, 3,538 artillery, and 876 rocket projectors. The Imperial Navy has a total of 16 aircraft carriers, 78 submarines, 42 frigates, 87 destroyers, 69 corvettes, and 240 patrol boats.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Rank: 3rd
Currency: Real (R$)
Fiscal Year: 1 February - 31 January


GDP (nominal): $8 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: $29,802
Labor Force:
Unemployment: 4%

Brazil has a very strong economy. The country is the largest economy in Latin America and the world's 3rd largest economy, only outmatched by the American economy. The nominal GDP is $8 trillion. The country operates under a system of a mixed economy, with state-owned companies and private enterprises existing. The currency is the Real. The unemployment rate is at 3.2%. The private sector is estimated to comprise 60% of the economy.

The Brazilian economy is mainly driven by vehicle manufacturing, followed by retail, mining, agriculture, arms manufacturing, information technology, and machinery manufacturing. Other important industries are tourism, gambling, civil construction, and production of consumer goods and processed foods. Brazil has been the world's largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years and is one the largest producer of sugar cane, oranges, soybeans, and tobacco.

Brazil is one of the largest exporters of goods in the world, with a trade surplus of $80.2 billion. The United States of America is its top trading partner, followed by Argentina, China, Mexico, and Hindustan.

The Brazilian economy stands powerful despite strong regulations and an abundance of worker's rights.

Culture

Culture in Brazil varies by region, although the country does have a national identity. The average Brazilian likes to play and watch soccer, listens to national and international (mostly national) rock and pop songs, eats rice and beans on a daily basis, attends churrasco parties in the weekends, is centrist or apolitical, is a non-practicing Catholic, and watches Brazilian TV shows at night.

The most popular music genres in Brazil are sertanejo (Brazilian country music), funk Carioca (a regional variant of Miami bass), rock (especially hard rock), pop, hip hop, techno, and house music. Samba and bossa nova, two Brazilian music genres, used to be very popular, but fell out of popularity in the last thirty years, after the cultural reformation that began during the Fourth World War. Brazilian music rivals with the American music industry for dominance of the international market. Brazilian bands and musicians are famous abroad and are popular in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Internationally famous musicians and bands include Diego e Davi (sertanejo), DJ Atomix (techno), MC Ronaldo (funk), Daiana Peres (pop), Naipe Sprite (hip hop), Rafael Crown (rock), Pedroka (house), Navee (rock), Lucia (pop), and Panteão (rock).

The cinema industry in Brazil became strong after the 2000s, with the releases of City of God and Elite Squad. Both movies inspired the production of more crime movies, the most popular genre in Brazil. In the decade of 1990 and earlier, most movies were drama and comedy, but crime, war, and fantasy are the most popular genres nowadays. The 2011 sci-fi Brazilian movie Beyond the Ocean became the 10th highest-grossing film in history. Brazil goes against the current trend of superhero movies, and in the last five years, only two Brazilian superhero films were released.

The video gaming industry in Brazil is the third strongest culture industry, behind the music and film industries. Video gaming in Brazil began in the decade of 1980, and the first game developer was established in 1983. Popular genres include fighting games, RPG, Hack and Slash, FPS, and stealth. Brazil hosts the Brazilian Gaming Society Awards, considered the second most important gaming award. Brazil also hosts the Brazilian Gaming Week, held every June in São Paulo.

Brazilian Gaming Society Awards

Award

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Game of the year

Bioshock

Grand Theft Auto IV

Dragon Age: Origins

Red Dead Redemption

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Max Payne 3

Grand Theft Auto V

Award

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Game of the year

Dark Souls II

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Overwatch

Persona 5

Celeste

Resident Evil 2

Magnum Interactive Awards (defunct)

Award

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Best game

Super Mario 64

GoldenEye 007

Tekken 3

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Sims

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Award

2003

2004

2005

2006

Best game

Beyond Good & Evil

Half-Life 2

Shadow of the Colossus

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Infrastructure


The Aeroporto de Guarulhos is one of the largest
airports in the world

The Brazilian transport infrastructure consists of vast systems of roads, bridges, highways, railways, and ferries. Roadways and railways are the backbones of the Brazilian transport system.

Brazilian roads are the primary carriers of passenger traffic. The road system totaled 3.7 million km in 2007, although only half of the roads are paved. Brazil has the second-largest railway network in the world, and freight lines constitute about 85% of Brazil's total rail network.

The longest road in the country - the Montevideo-Natal BR-55 - is 4,800 km long, making it one of the longest roads in the world. The BR-55 road was part of the National Integration Project, a successful development project conceived by former South American President Ambrósio Galan in 1970.

The first railways were built circa 1850, assisted by British investors. In the 1970s the railway system was a target of the National Integration Project when new railways were built to promote integration between Pacific Brazil (the provinces of Andes and Bolivia) and Atlantic Brazil.

Brazil has many airports, from gigantic international airports to small, rural airfields. Most airports in Brazil are state-owned. Brazil is the second country in the world with most airports, behind America.

Energy
About 72% of the energy consumed in Brazil comes from Hydropower. Other electricity sources are nuclear energy at 15%, solar power at 8% and wind energy at 5%.

Themes and Trivia

Peace theme - LinkNew World Anthem
Royal court - LinkJohans Waltz
Rising tension - LinkAggression
War - LinkRetribution
Victory - LinkThe Royal March
Defeat - LinkDeath of Prince Albert

Here are some facts about the Empire of Brazil:

  • Brazil's most common natural hazards are floods in Petrônia and Guiana, frost in the south, and drought in the northeast region

  • The birth rate is 14.5 per 1,000 persons, and the death rate is 7.3 per 1,000

  • Brazil's net migrant rate is 2 migrants per 1,000 Brazilians

  • 14% of the population is below the poverty line

  • The inflation rate for 2020 was 7.1%

  • The Gini index was 43 in 2018

  • The homicide rate per 100k people in 2019 was 13.08

  • There are 79 internet users per 100 inhabitants in Brazil

  • 2% of the population is undernourished

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