by Carol Azar

What is one holiday Brazil celebrates and how do they celebrate it?

One holiday Brazilians celebrate is "All Souls Day." "All Souls Day" is a day where Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholic churches commemorate the "faithful departed." This holiday is celebrated on November 2nd. One this day, Brazilians pray for those souls that passed away and decorate their graves with light and candles in their memory. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Another interesting fact about "All Souls Day" is that it is connected with "All Saints' Day." Overall, "All Souls Day" is a very interesting holiday.

What kind of land does Brazil have, and how does it affect Brazil and its people?

There are many different facts about Brazil's land and its affects.Brazil is mainly in the tropics, with the south being relatively temperate. Brazil is home of the Amazon Forest and Brazilian highlands, which attract many tourists, making Brazil the biggest country in South America(in area and population). This also makes Brazil a lot more crowded considering the Amazon region takes up 61% of Brazil's land area. Brazil's land also contains 20% of the world's plant and animal species, making it easier for Brazilians to plant the food they need while being surrounded by many incredible animals. Lastly, 17% of the Amazon has been converted to other land uses in the past 30 years. As a result, Brazilians have more land to grow important crops or build their homes. Brazil's land has many different effects.

What kind of economy does Brazil have, and what is it like?

There are lots of amusing facts about Brazil's economy. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the 2nd largest in the western hemisphere with an average growth rate of over 5 percent. Brazil is expected to become one of the 5 largest economies in the world in the future. Another amusing fact about Brazil's economy is that the economic freedom score of Brazil is 56.9, making its economy the 14th freest in the 2014 index. The top individual income tax rate is 27.5% with an average tariff rate of 7.9%. Lastly, government intervention causes limit mobility. As you can see, there are lots of amusing facts about Brazil's economy.

What is an important event in Brazil's history, and what were some of the effects?

The Cisplatine War was an important part of Brazil's history with many affects. The Cisplatine War took place in 1825-1828. It was a war where Brazil was against Argentina. A result of the Cisplatine War is the independence of Uruguay. Since Brazil lost, discontent with Emperor Pedro was added. Another effect of Brazil's loss is that Pedro probably lost his crown. The Cisplatine War also imposed burdens on trade. Lastly, after the Cisplatine War resulted in independence, Brazil won 3 international wars. An important event in Brazil's history includes the Cisplatine War.
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