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Emergent BrazilKey Perspectives on a New Global Power$
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Jeffrey D. Needell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060675

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060675.001.0001

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The Country of the Present, or, Leaving the Future in the Past

The Country of the Present, or, Leaving the Future in the Past

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(p.13) 1 The Country of the Present, or, Leaving the Future in the Past
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Emergent Brazil
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Marshall C. Eakin

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0001

For decades, Brazil has lived with the reputation of a country of enormous potential—always unfulfilled. In this chapter, the focus is on the key factors over the past century that have led to the emergence of Brazil into the ranks of a select group of nations who will shape the world in the twenty-first century. It will emphasize the key historical moments and processes that have contributed to the emergence of Brazil on the world stage, and weight of the past on the country’s present, and future.

Keywords:   Development, industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, racism, miscegenation, dictatorship, democracy, culture

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