Audrey JohnsonCountry AnalysisIB 31509/20/2017BrazilIn the 1500’s, Portuguese settlers arrived in Brazil from Europe. However, they were not the first settlers of the area. Brazil already had around 7 million native Indians inhabiting the area. The population quickly decreased due to warfare, cannibalism and later disease from the European settlers. The Portuguese settlers also found it important to sophisticate the indigenous people, including having sexual relations with them. With the sexual relations, came a diverse culture that is still very prominent and a distinctive characteristic in Brazil to this day. “Now only200,000 of Brazil’s indigenous people survive, most of whom inhabit the jungle areas.” (Meyer, 2010)Brazil’s history is also widely known for its participation in slavery. Due to its geographical location, obtaining slaves from Africa was relatively easy for Brazil. When thinkingabout slavery, the mind may go directly to North America and the unfortunate history they had with slavery. Brazil however, had 10 times the amount of slaves imported, and treated them in a far worse manner. Brazil was also the last country to abolish slavery and accounted for half of allsalves. Of the many resources Brazil has to offer, gold was what they were first recognized for. Itwas found back in the 1690’s, creating recognition of its trading potential and mineral resources.