History UsefulNotes / Brazil

7th Nov '16 12:45:56 PM DarthWalrus
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* Most Brazilians don't know anything about the Wright brothers. To them, the inventor of the aeroplane is Alberto Santos Dumont. Mostly because the French Fédération Aéronautique Internationale did not consider the Wright brothers' flier to "fly", but actually to "float" (which more makes sense, considering it depended on a catapult to function).

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* Most Brazilians don't know anything about the Wright brothers. To them, the inventor of the aeroplane is Alberto Santos Dumont. Mostly because the French Fédération Aéronautique Internationale did not consider the Wright brothers' flier to "fly", but actually to "float" (which more makes sense, considering it depended on a catapult "float", allegedly due to function).it's use of a catapult. In reality, [[MisplacedNationalism their only real goal was having the first "Official" flight in France]], where UpperClassTwit Dumont, performed his experiments. The FAI later retracted this blatant [[MovingTheGoalposts obfuscation]] and granted the Wright Brothers the respect they deserve, but not Brazil, which even had the audacity to claim Dumont invented the aeroplane in the Rio Olympics.
3rd Nov '16 9:13:50 PM pvilla
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* Brazilians don't know anything about the Wright brothers. To them, the inventor of the airplane is Alberto Santos Dumont. Specifically, note that the Wright brothers' flier utilized a catapult, while Dumont's had wheels, a technicality the French Fédération Aéronautique Internationale used as an excuse to note the French-Brazillian Dumont over the American Wrights, despite Dumont's flight being in ''1906'', the FAI being founded in ''1905'', and the Wrights flying in ''1903''. 3 years is obviously less important than being French-Brazilian. While the FAI wised up and acknowledged the Wrights, to this day, Brazilians still see Dumont as the true father of flight, never that someone else did it three years ago.

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* Most Brazilians don't know anything about the Wright brothers. To them, the inventor of the airplane aeroplane is Alberto Santos Dumont. Specifically, note that the Wright brothers' flier utilized a catapult, while Dumont's had wheels, a technicality Mostly because the French Fédération Aéronautique Internationale used as an excuse to note did not consider the French-Brazillian Dumont over the American Wrights, despite Dumont's flight being in ''1906'', the FAI being founded in ''1905'', and the Wrights flying in ''1903''. 3 years is obviously less important than being French-Brazilian. While the FAI wised up and acknowledged the Wrights, Wright brothers' flier to this day, Brazilians still see Dumont as the true father of flight, never that someone else did "fly", but actually to "float" (which more makes sense, considering it three years ago.depended on a catapult to function).
30th Sep '16 1:09:08 PM Larkmarn
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** Even so, Alberto Santos-Dumont also is agreed, worldwide, to have designed and built the first airship to be fully controllable by its pilot, so that still puts Brazil on the map as one of the leading pioneers of aviation.
*** To this very day, Brazil is widely respected in aviation and aerospace. A good portion of modern regional airliners are built in Brazil, many by the firm Embraer, which recently surpassed Canadair as market leader for regional-jets. A good portion of the International Space Station's life-support hardware was contributed by Brazil.
17th Sep '16 3:57:52 AM Dedars1
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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil was finally enjoying a good period up to 2016, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly. Recently, the president suffered an Impeachment, which some people consider groundless and refer to it as a Coup, while others consider it fair based on fiscal responsibility crimes the former president supposedly commited. This debate is very long and very polarizing for the Brazilian populace, so let's leave it at that.

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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil was finally enjoying a good period up to 2016, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly. Recently, the president suffered an Impeachment, which some several people consider groundless and refer to it as a Coup, while others some consider it fair based on fiscal responsibility crimes the former president supposedly commited. This debate is very long and very polarizing for the Brazilian populace, so let's leave it at that.
16th Sep '16 9:03:52 PM StevieC
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** Even so, Alberto Santos-Dumont also is agreed, worldwide, to have designed and built the first airship to be fully controllable by its pilot, so that still puts Brazil on the map as one of the leading pioneers of aviation.
*** To this very day, Brazil is widely respected in aviation and aerospace. A good portion of modern regional airliners are built in Brazil, many by the firm Embraer, which recently surpassed Canadair as market leader for regional-jets. A good portion of the International Space Station's life-support hardware was contributed by Brazil.
16th Sep '16 8:57:38 PM StevieC
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* Brazilians also has some famous UsefulNotes/FormulaOne drivers. This includes three time champion and one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time by the name of Ayrton Senna (RIP)[[note:Senna was the last formula-one driver to be killed by a crash while racing]]; Nelson Piquet Sr., who is also a three time champion himself; Emerson Fittipaldi, a two time champion and the first Brazilian to do so, and infamously switching from [=McLaren=] to his family team (Fittipaldi Automotive) which indirectly being the main catalyst of [[Film/Rush2013 the 1976 season championship battle]][[note]]Had Fittipaldi not left [=McLaren=], his replacement James Hunt would probably not getting a drive that year due to the folding of Hesketh[[/note]]; Rubens Barrichello, the driver with most starts in Formula One[[note]]322 starts in 19 seasons, 16 more than Michael Schumacher in 18 and a half seasons (Schumi missed half of the 1999 season due to a broken leg)[[/note]] and the first Formula One driver to beat [[Series/TopGear The Stig]] round the Top Gear test track; and Felipe Massa, the driver who were beaten by Lewis Hamilton for the championship [[DownToTheLastPlay in the very last corner]] of the 2008 season.

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* Brazilians also has some famous UsefulNotes/FormulaOne drivers. This includes three time champion and one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time by the name of Ayrton Senna (RIP)[[note:Senna (RIP)[[note]]Senna was the last formula-one driver to be killed by a crash while racing]]; racing[[/note]]; Nelson Piquet Sr., who is also a three time champion himself; Emerson Fittipaldi, a two time champion and the first Brazilian to do so, and infamously switching from [=McLaren=] to his family team (Fittipaldi Automotive) which indirectly being the main catalyst of [[Film/Rush2013 the 1976 season championship battle]][[note]]Had Fittipaldi not left [=McLaren=], his replacement James Hunt would probably not getting a drive that year due to the folding of Hesketh[[/note]]; Rubens Barrichello, the driver with most starts in Formula One[[note]]322 starts in 19 seasons, 16 more than Michael Schumacher in 18 and a half seasons (Schumi missed half of the 1999 season due to a broken leg)[[/note]] and the first Formula One driver to beat [[Series/TopGear The Stig]] round the Top Gear test track; and Felipe Massa, the driver who were beaten by Lewis Hamilton for the championship [[DownToTheLastPlay in the very last corner]] of the 2008 season.
16th Sep '16 8:56:31 PM StevieC
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* Brazilians also has some famous UsefulNotes/FormulaOne drivers. This includes three time champion and one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time by the name of Ayrton Senna; Nelson Piquet Sr., who is also a three time champion himself; Emerson Fittipaldi, a two time champion and the first Brazilian to do so, and infamously switching from [=McLaren=] to his family team (Fittipaldi Automotive) which indirectly being the main catalyst of [[Film/Rush2013 the 1976 season championship battle]][[note]]Had Fittipaldi not left [=McLaren=], his replacement James Hunt would probably not getting a drive that year due to the folding of Hesketh[[/note]]; Rubens Barrichello, the driver with most starts in Formula One[[note]]322 starts in 19 seasons, 16 more than Michael Schumacher in 18 and a half seasons (Schumi missed half of the 1999 season due to a broken leg)[[/note]] and the first Formula One driver to beat [[Series/TopGear The Stig]] round the Top Gear test track; and Felipe Massa, the driver who were beaten by Lewis Hamilton for the championship [[DownToTheLastPlay in the very last corner]] of the 2008 season.

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* Brazilians also has some famous UsefulNotes/FormulaOne drivers. This includes three time champion and one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time by the name of Ayrton Senna; Senna (RIP)[[note:Senna was the last formula-one driver to be killed by a crash while racing]]; Nelson Piquet Sr., who is also a three time champion himself; Emerson Fittipaldi, a two time champion and the first Brazilian to do so, and infamously switching from [=McLaren=] to his family team (Fittipaldi Automotive) which indirectly being the main catalyst of [[Film/Rush2013 the 1976 season championship battle]][[note]]Had Fittipaldi not left [=McLaren=], his replacement James Hunt would probably not getting a drive that year due to the folding of Hesketh[[/note]]; Rubens Barrichello, the driver with most starts in Formula One[[note]]322 starts in 19 seasons, 16 more than Michael Schumacher in 18 and a half seasons (Schumi missed half of the 1999 season due to a broken leg)[[/note]] and the first Formula One driver to beat [[Series/TopGear The Stig]] round the Top Gear test track; and Felipe Massa, the driver who were beaten by Lewis Hamilton for the championship [[DownToTheLastPlay in the very last corner]] of the 2008 season.
1st Sep '16 12:55:40 PM ShadowTeddie
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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil was finally enjoying a good period up to 2016, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly. Then there was a groundless impeachment that could be called a coup by another name and let's see how it goes now.

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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil was finally enjoying a good period up to 2016, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly. Then there was a Recently, the president suffered an Impeachment, which some people consider groundless impeachment that could be called a coup by another name and refer to it as a Coup, while others consider it fair based on fiscal responsibility crimes the former president supposedly commited. This debate is very long and very polarizing for the Brazilian populace, so let's see how leave it goes now.
at that.
1st Sep '16 12:19:30 AM The_Weirdo
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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil is finally enjoying a good period, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly.

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But one tip though: despite most Brazilians acknowledging all this, they [[BerserkButton tend to be a little defensive towards outside criticism]], in part due to the perception that such criticism may be masking "imperialistic intentions".[[note]]This perception does have some historical basis as the military coup in Brazil in 1964 and the horrid dictatorship that followed did receive tacit support from the US government, although the level of direct intervention never reached that in Central America countries.[[/note]] And, to be fair, not all politicians are bad and, after decades of severe problems, Brazil is was finally enjoying a good period, period up to 2016, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up ''too'' badly.
badly. Then there was a groundless impeachment that could be called a coup by another name and let's see how it goes now.
1st Aug '16 2:30:06 PM DouglasHenrique
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Brazil's modern population descends from a mix of Portuguese colonists, African slaves and Native Americans plus immigrants from Europe, Middle East and Japan, making for a different gene pool from the rest of the continent - which results in "Hispanic" not being considered an ethnic group and more people [[AmbiguouslyBrown having skin tones between white and black]] than of either extreme, even if, as of the 2009 Census, 51.7% of Brazilian citizens self-identified as "White". Although it isn't very well known, Brazil is home to the largest ethnic Japanese population outside Japan, and the 19th century saw the settlement of many immigrants from Germany and Italy in the southeastern/southern states, where to this day there's still a lot of German and Italian influence in the culture and architecture, with people occasionally speaking dialects on the streets, especially in the smaller towns.

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Brazil's modern population descends from a mix of Portuguese colonists, African slaves and Native Americans plus immigrants from Europe, Middle East and Japan, making for a different gene pool from the rest of the continent - which results in "Hispanic" "Latino" not being considered an ethnic group and more people [[AmbiguouslyBrown having skin tones between white and black]] than of either extreme, even if, as of the 2009 Census, 51.7% of Brazilian citizens self-identified as "White". Although it isn't very well known, Brazil is home to the largest ethnic Japanese population outside Japan, and the 19th century saw the settlement of many immigrants from Germany and Italy in the southeastern/southern states, where to this day there's still a lot of German and Italian influence in the culture and architecture, with people occasionally speaking dialects on the streets, especially in the smaller towns.
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