History UsefulNotes / Brazil

28th Apr '16 11:08:52 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* The beautiful DanceBattler martial art UsefulNotes/Capoeira, developed in Brazil. In action films and games, if there's a Brazilian, expect him to be a capoeirista.

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* The beautiful DanceBattler martial art UsefulNotes/Capoeira, UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, developed in Brazil. In action films and games, if there's a Brazilian, expect him to be a capoeirista.
28th Apr '16 11:08:22 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* The beautiful DanceBattler martial art Capoeira, developed in Brazil. In action films and games, if there's a Brazilian, expect him to be a capoeirista.

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* The beautiful DanceBattler martial art Capoeira, UsefulNotes/Capoeira, developed in Brazil. In action films and games, if there's a Brazilian, expect him to be a capoeirista.
26th Apr '16 5:32:23 PM Mullon
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** In recent years, other game marketing reentered Brazil, thanks to benefits given to the industry and consumer pressure. As a result, lots of recent next-gen games have been localized, some even with Brazilian Portuguese voiceovers (like ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' and ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs'').

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** In recent years, other game marketing reentered Brazil, thanks to benefits given to the industry and consumer pressure. As a result, lots of recent next-gen games have been localized, some even with Brazilian Portuguese voiceovers (like ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' and ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs'').''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'').
10th Apr '16 4:24:36 PM NeoChaos
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10th Jan '16 4:59:27 PM phoenix
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* Its excellent [[TheBeautifulGame football players]]. Brazil has won the FIFAWorldCup five times, more often than any other country. Pelé, who is known worldwide as perhaps the greatest football player ever, and who was elected the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, is Brazilian.

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* Its excellent [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football players]]. Brazil has won the FIFAWorldCup five times, more often than any other country. Pelé, who is known worldwide as perhaps the greatest football player ever, and who was elected the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, is Brazilian.
1st Jan '16 11:59:20 PM Fireblood
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** The "big band number" is, in fact, ''Aquarela do Brasil'', which was composed by Brazilian samba composer Ary Barroso, and has had many re-interpretations of it recorded in the English-speaking world.

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** * The "big band number" is, in fact, ''Aquarela do Brasil'', which was composed by Brazilian samba composer Ary Barroso, and has had many re-interpretations of it recorded in the English-speaking world.
1st Jan '16 11:58:35 PM Fireblood
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Brazil's modern population is 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 is 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.



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 not ''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 finally enjoying a good period, thanks mainly to the successive PSDB and PT governments since 1994 not screwing up not ''too'' badly.



* Its beautiful women, known for their ''bundas'' (a generalization popularized by the media; the women in real life run the gamut as much as anywhere else).
* Its beautiful men, who wear tight speedos on said beaches (ditto on running the gamut. Speedos are ubiquotous though, to the point where using other form of swimwear as a men would be weirder. Yes, even the ugliest of men).

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* Its beautiful women, known for their ''bundas'' (a (large posteriors-a generalization popularized by the media; the women in real life run the gamut as much as anywhere else).
* Its beautiful men, who wear tight speedos on said beaches (ditto on running the gamut. Speedos are ubiquotous ubiquitous though, to the point where using other form forms of swimwear as a men would be weirder. Yes, even the ugliest of men).



** Not to mention the one and only Music/{{Sepultura}}, one of metal music's biggest, longest running, and most respected bands. Their most ''Brazilian'' album is without a doubt ''Music/{{Roots}}'', which incorporates sounds of traditional Brazilian music in their songs.

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** Not to mention the one and only Music/{{Sepultura}}, one of metal music's biggest, longest running, longest-running, and most respected bands. Their most ''Brazilian'' album is without a doubt ''Music/{{Roots}}'', which incorporates sounds of traditional Brazilian music in their songs.



** On their side, the Police (specifically, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOPE BOPE]]) use [[ObviouslyEvil APCs equipped with speakers to warn people of their coming]] and full of elite soldiers, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast called Caveirão ("Big Skull")]], which make FBI and SWAT vans look like cardboard boxes.
** Crime has, however, been going down in almost all large cities; São Paulo, the largest city in the continent, no longer sends its inhabitants into fits of paranoid panic, and even Rio de Janeiro seems to be escaping this sad state at last, with a harsher security policy and expanding, more efficient police deployment in violent areas.
* Its beautiful membership of the Mercosur (Mercado Común del Sur[[note]]English language uses the Spanish acronym; in Brazil it's Mercosul[[/note]], or Southern Common Market), the most powerful Latin American economic bloc, centered around Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Within the country, this organization is regarded more or less favorably depending on whether the Argentinians and Uruguayans are behaving themselves.

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** On their side, the Police police (specifically, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOPE BOPE]]) use [[ObviouslyEvil APCs equipped with speakers to warn people of their coming]] and coming]], full of elite soldiers, soldiers [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast called Caveirão ("Big Skull")]], which make FBI and SWAT vans look like cardboard boxes.
** Crime has, however, been going down in almost all large cities; cities. São Paulo, the largest city in the continent, no longer sends its inhabitants into fits of paranoid panic, and even Rio de Janeiro seems to be escaping this sad state at last, with a harsher security policy and expanding, more efficient police deployment in violent areas.
* Its beautiful membership of the Mercosur (Mercado Común del Sur[[note]]English language uses the Spanish acronym; in Brazil it's Mercosul[[/note]], Mercosul.[[/note]], or Southern Common Market), the most powerful Latin American economic bloc, centered around Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Within the country, this organization is regarded more or less favorably depending on whether the Argentinians and Uruguayans are behaving themselves.



* Also, it is very possible that Brazil was discovered before the USA not only officially (by Portugal; if this is the case, the Portuguese then decided to keep it secret, until Christopher Columbus ruined their plans), but "extra-officially" (i.e. according to legend); it may have been discovered time and again by the Vikings, Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, Malians[[note]]That's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_Empire Mali Empire]], not the current landlocked Republic of Mali[[/note]] and even the Irish! All thanks to an ocean current that runs from the exit of the Mediterranean straight to Brazil's coast.
* Also noteworthy is that Brazil is the only American country which became an Empire for a lasting period of time[[note]]Mexico was an empire 1821-23 and 1864-67, and Haiti 1804-06 and 1849-59, but as you can see, they didn't exactly stick[[/note]]. Its empire lasted more than half a century (1822-89) and is partially responsible for its large territory. (Portugal ensured most of it by aggressive colonization and quite a bit of treaty-breaking.) Brazil had two Emperors.

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* Also, it is very possible that Brazil was discovered before the USA not only officially (by Portugal; if this is the case, the Portuguese then decided to keep it secret, until Christopher Columbus ruined their plans), but "extra-officially" (i.e. according to legend); it may have been discovered time and again by the Vikings, Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, Malians[[note]]That's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_Empire Mali Empire]], not the current landlocked Republic of Mali[[/note]] Mali.[[/note]] and even the Irish! All thanks to an ocean current that runs from the exit of the Mediterranean straight to Brazil's coast.
* Also noteworthy is that Brazil is the only American country which became an Empire for a lasting period of time[[note]]Mexico was an empire 1821-23 and 1864-67, and Haiti 1804-06 and 1849-59, but as you can see, they didn't exactly stick[[/note]]. stick.[[/note]]. Its empire lasted more than half a century (1822-89) and is partially responsible for its large territory. territory (Portugal ensured most of it by aggressive colonization and quite a bit of treaty-breaking.) treaty-breaking). Brazil had two Emperors.



** Brazilians are fond of spreading any and every misconception about their own culture and language, if the RuleOfFunny applies. Take everything a Brazilian says about the meaning of some obscure Portuguese word with a grain of salt. If the said Brazilian insists that some string of words is a very polite way to introduce yourself to strangers, take note; actually is a very offensive curse. Maybe this trope was born in an old routine in a famous TV show, ''A Praça é Nossa'', where a poor German (played by Jô Soares), with a poor grasp of Portuguese, was made the butt of the joke. Kelly Key, a Brazilian pop singer, has admitted doing the same with her north American manager, on the talk show of the same Jô Soares.
* Its beautiful names: One of the main things about Brazil is that many people have informal nicknames. For example, former president Luiz Inácio da Silva is generally just "Lula". Even the press will call him just "Presidente Lula" (he actually had it legally incorporated into his name), and his successor Dilma Rousseff is just "Dilma". Also, Brazilian names tend to go to three or more words, because as rule of thumb both parents pass their last names forward to the child, not only the father -- and the mother can register a child in her name only too.

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** Brazilians are fond of spreading any and every misconception about their own culture and language, if the RuleOfFunny applies. Take everything a Brazilian says about the meaning of some obscure Portuguese word with a grain of salt. If the said Brazilian insists that some string of words is a very polite way to introduce yourself to strangers, take note; actually is it's a very offensive curse. Maybe this trope was born in an old routine in of a famous TV show, ''A Praça é Nossa'', where a poor German (played by Jô Soares), Soares) with a poor grasp of Portuguese, Portuguese was made the butt of the joke. Kelly Key, a Brazilian pop singer, has admitted doing the same with her north North American manager, manager on the talk show of the same Jô Soares.
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* Its beautiful names: One one of the main things about Brazil is that many people have informal nicknames. For example, former president Luiz Inácio da Silva is generally just "Lula". Even the press will call him just "Presidente Lula" (he actually had it legally incorporated into his name), and his successor Dilma Rousseff is just "Dilma". Also, Brazilian names tend to go to three or more words, because as a rule of thumb both parents pass their last names forward on to the child, not only the father -- and the mother can register a child in her name only too.



** But some of these, like "da Silva" and "de Oliveira", or are composed surnames, directly correlating to German "von" and Dutch "van"/"van der" (as in "von Braun" or "van Helsing"). Unlike those counterparts, they're stripped down when out of context: "Mr. Silva" is valid, "Mr. Da Silva" is not.

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** But some of these, like "da Silva" and "de Oliveira", or Oliveira" are composed surnames, directly correlating to German "von" and Dutch "van"/"van der" (as in "von Braun" or "van Helsing"). Unlike those counterparts, they're stripped down when out of context: "Mr. Silva" is valid, "Mr. Da Silva" is not.



* Being a ''highly'' AcceptableTarget on the internet due to a reputation for {{Griefing}} incidents, especially amongst the communities of [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena MOBAs]]. They already have a HairTriggerTemper as it is, but there is no more guaranteed way to start a flame war than to say you are Brazilian. Want to watch a bunch of MOBA players devolve into an UnstoppableRage? Just say "BR"[[labelnote:*]]To ask if any Brazilians are playing on the server.[[/labelnote]] or "[[AnnoyingLaugh huehuehue]]"[[labelnote:*]]An infamous laughter that is used sarcastically by everyone nowadays.[[/labelnote]]. It is not recommended that you take a drink whenever they start screaming racist comments, unless you are suicidal.\\

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* Being a ''highly'' AcceptableTarget on the internet due to a reputation for {{Griefing}} incidents, especially amongst among the communities of [[MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena MOBAs]]. They already have a HairTriggerTemper as it is, but there is no more guaranteed way to start a flame war than to say you are Brazilian. Want to watch a bunch of MOBA players devolve into an UnstoppableRage? Just say "BR"[[labelnote:*]]To ask if any Brazilians are playing on the server.[[/labelnote]] or "[[AnnoyingLaugh huehuehue]]"[[labelnote:*]]An infamous laughter that is used sarcastically by everyone nowadays.[[/labelnote]]. It is not recommended that you take a drink whenever they start screaming racist comments, unless you are suicidal.\\



** For the record, lots of Brazilians don't like that kind of thing, and often mock such behaviour. Unfortunately, this is a Vocal Minority at best, and that sort of behaviour is still widespread.

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** For the record, lots of Brazilians don't like that kind of thing, and often mock such behaviour. behavior. Unfortunately, this is a Vocal Minority VocalMinority at best, and that sort of behaviour behavior is still widespread.



* The "big band number" is, in fact, ''Aquarela do Brasil'', which was composed by Brazilian samba composer Ary Barroso, and has had many re-interpretations of it recorded in the English-speaking world.

Brazilian law is alternately liberal and conservative: the death penalty is unconstitutional (except during warfare), but abortions are restricted; gun possession is regulated but more liberally than in European countries; same-sex marriage was legalized in 2013; and you get to go to special (much less screwed up) prisons if you've got a superior degree. Laws in Brazil change very slowly, as they have to move their way through Congress like molasses running uphill in July (Which, of course, is winter in Brazil[[note]]Well, most of Brazil. But the parts where it's technically summer are equatorial and really don't count.[[/note]]). Also, while Brazil is a federal democracy much like the US, the states have much more limited legislative powers, with federal laws taking precedence over state, and state over municipal. Judges generally have considerably more power to generate potentially insane judicial orders, however. In spite of that, Brazil is a civil law country, unlike the US. Interpretation of the law or judicial custom is not binding; only the written, stamped, signed law is binding.

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* ** The "big band number" is, in fact, ''Aquarela do Brasil'', which was composed by Brazilian samba composer Ary Barroso, and has had many re-interpretations of it recorded in the English-speaking world.

Brazilian law is alternately liberal and conservative: the death penalty is unconstitutional (except during warfare), but abortions are restricted; gun possession is regulated but more liberally than in European countries; same-sex marriage was legalized in 2013; and you get to go to special (much less screwed up) prisons if you've got a superior degree. Laws in Brazil change very slowly, as they have to move their way through Congress like molasses running uphill in July (Which, (which, of course, is winter in Brazil[[note]]Well, most of Brazil. But the parts where it's technically summer are equatorial and really don't count.[[/note]]). Also, while Brazil is a federal democracy republic much like the US, the states have much more limited legislative powers, with federal laws taking precedence over state, and state over municipal. Judges generally have considerably more power to generate potentially insane judicial orders, however. In spite of that, Brazil is a civil law country, unlike the US. Interpretation of the law or judicial custom is not binding; only the written, stamped, signed law is binding.
1st Jan '16 7:29:32 PM Heatth
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* ''ComicBook/HolyAvenger''



* Film/{{Road47}}

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* ''Series/TrailsOfLies''

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