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Review How History Has Led to Modern-Day Brazil

Learn about the evolution of the Brazilian economy over the centuries and discover the impact of the country’s unique history—politically, socially, and economically.

How has Brazil become the melting pot it is today? Find out by reviewing Brazil’s historical highlights and how the economy has evolved over the centuries. Learn about the arrival of Europeans in the 1500s; how Portugal extended rule and influence over Brazil; how the production of sugar became the backbone of the economy; and how coffee and rubber became key exports in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Plus, learn why Brazil’s significant rates of economic growth have not benefited all groups to the same extent.