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Poly Sci country review sheet - Brazil Discovery of gold in...

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Brazil: Discovery of gold in 1690 and diamonds in 1720 caused Brazil’s population center to move from north to southeast Vast majority of Brazilians claim some African ancestry Economically Brazil is most unequal country in the world Brazilian political corruption caused by proliferation of weak political parties Brazilian military’s current policy is to focus almost entirely upon foreign threats Consolidation of political parties not a factor in brazils process of democratization Power of Brazilians presidents been weakened by the legislature because brazils political parties are weak and fragmented Multiplicity of weak parties in brazil due to open-list proportional representation Brazil has tradition of robust federalism that continues to this day Brazils political parties are not highly ideological MERCOSUR agreement with Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay is most important factor in brazils recent increased level of foreign trade South Africa Population Registration act of 1950 divided south Africa into four racial
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