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Brazil Profile (Updated) by Lady-Brazil Brazil Profile (Updated) by Lady-Brazil
This is an Update of my OC Brazil, Old profile here: fav.me/d67xelw

Country Name:Brazil

Human Name: Mariana Oliveira (Most common first and last name in Brazil)
Appearance: 19-20
Extra: Brazil is a friendly young woman who enjoys nature and being outdoors, I gave her these traits as Brazil (Of which is largely made up of the Amazon Rainforest) is recognised as having the greatest biodiversity in the world the rich wildlife of Brazil reflects the variety of natural habitats. Scientists estimate that the total number of plant and animal species in Brazil could approach 4 million. Her favourite pastime is Playing football as it is the most common and Favorited sport in Brazil, as well being known for playing football expertly, winning the world cup five times (and in no doubt irritating England~) she wears a sliver cross necklace to represent 'Christ the redeemer'.

History: Brazil was claimed by her fatherly figure Portugal in 1500, though the first settlement was founded in 1532, colonization effectively begun in 1534. Although Brazil in her youth was hostile to Portugal at first as he assimilated the native tribes while others where enslaved or exterminated in long wars or by European diseases to which they had no immunity (so as a child she would get ill quite often).
By the mid 16th century Brazil kept growing by the hight export of sugar, in which African slaves where shipped over to keep up with the high demand (Mostly to England due to his high sugar intake; as back then the British enjoyed 'tea' breaks and often had a range of sweets with tea.) Brazil's economy relied primarily on sugar production and the exploitation of gold and precious stones, along with cattle ranching and other agricultural activities. The discovery of gold brought migrants from the coastal plantations over to the interior of the country together with new immigrants from Portugal. The boom in gold and diamond mining, like that of sugar, was followed by the rise of another important source of wealth for which Brazil is well known today - coffee growing. Coffee plantations drew even more foreign immigrants to the country.
The history of Brazil is remarkably peaceful. Brazil has ten neighbouring countries, yet the last war fought against any of them took place more than a century ago - a war against Paraguay, that lasted from 1864 to 1870. In World War II, Brazil was part of the Allied forces. A 25,000-men Brazilian force, attached to the U.S. Fifth Army, was sent to Italy. Brazil was the only country in the Americas, besides the U.S. and Canada, to send armed forces to fight in the Second World War.

Independence: In the first decade of the 19th century, Europe was in turmoil. France's attempt to dominate Europe met with English resistance, and, as consequence, Napoleon tried to prevent other countries from trading with England. Claiming neutrality, Portugal continued to honour previous trade treaties with England. But France and Spain signed the Treaty of Fontainebleau in 1807 and agreed to divide Portugal between them. Soon after that , Napoleon ordered an invasion of Portugal.
Before Napoleon's troops could reach Portugal, Queen Maria I and her son, Prince João VI left the country and sailed to Brazil. They arrived in January 1808, and remained until 1821. Napoleon's dominance of Portugal had ended in 1815, but João VI chose to stay in Rio de Janeiro, even after the death of his mother in 1816. In 1821, however, he yielded to political pressures from Portugal, and returned to Lisbon, leaving Pedro, the Crown Prince, in Rio as "Regent Viceroy ".

The presence of the royal family for a period of 14 years substantially changed Brazil’s economic environment. The country came to know a higher level of autonomy and modernization. João VI nullified previous Portuguese laws that prohibited local manufacturing of textiles, gunpowder, and glass, as well as the building of wheat mills. These measures were adopted as a means to ease the transition toward political independence.
Back in Lisbon, politicians did not like the way things were going, whereas in Brazil Pedro's advisers promoted the idea of independence. Barely a year after João VI's return to Portugal, the Crown Prince proclaimed the independence from Portugal, on September 7, 1822, and had himself crowned Emperor of Brazil, under the name Pedro I. While the Spanish vice royalties in the Americas had to fight fiercely for their independence, to end up as several different republics, Portugal and Brazil settled the matter by negotiation, with Great Britain acting as a broker.

Relations:

 Angola:Commercial and economic ties dominate the relations of each of these countries. Both countries are former colonies under the Portuguese Empire; Brazil from the early 16th century until its independence in 1822, unlike Angola who gained it's independence in 1975.
Due to their status as former Portuguese colonies and the transatlantic slave trade, Brazil and Angola have a long and important history of economic ties.
In 1646, João precisely stated the importance of the economic relationship between Brazil and Angola as "Without Angola, there is no Brazil". Angola was a major source of slaves to Brazil, which was, out of the several European colonies in the Americas, the largest single importer of slaves during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Two-thirds of those slaves in Brazil originated from the Angola/Congo region. Rio de Janeiro depended on the consistent influx of slaves from Angola to work on sugar cane plantations and for re-exportation to Buenos Aires in exchange for silver.

Economic relations between Angola and Portugal had never been as strong as that of Brazil and Angola, and Portuguese influence was minimal in the early 19th century, having been usurped by Brazilian control of the slave trade. The children of Angolan elite were often sent to be educated in Rio de Janeiro as opposed to Lisbon. After Brazilian independence in 1822, there was a desire among some communities in Luanda and Benguela to also declare independence from Portugal and form a confederacy with Brazil. These plans ultimately failed due to diplomatic pressure from Great Britain who did not want to see the creation of a new south Atlantic empire, and stronger political lobbying on part of Angolans who were aligned with Lisbon.
As former Portuguese colonies, Angola and Brazil share many cultural ties, including language (Portuguese is the official language of each country) and religion (a majority of both countries are Roman Catholics). Both countries are members of ACOLOP, an association of Portuguese-speaking countries.

Argentina: Argentina–Brazil relations are both close and historical, and encompasses all possible dimensions: economy, trade, culture, education and tourism. From war and rivalry to friendship and alliance, this complex relationship has spanned more than two centuries. After achieving independence from the Iberian crowns in the early nineteenth century, Argentina and Brazil inherited a series of unresolved territorial disputes from their colonial powers. The most serious breach in the relationship was the Cisplatine War (1825–1828), led by the Brazilian invasion and annexation of the Banda Oriental. Despite the numerous periods of muted hostility, the Argentine–Brazilian relationship was not defined by open hostility for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There was competition on many levels, and their respective defence policies reflected mutual suspicion, but their bilateral relationship was not adversarial.
Argentina and Brazil share the Río de la Plata basin– an area where Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors collided in their ambition to conquer new land for their respective crowns. After achieving independence from the Iberian crowns in the early nineteenth century, the Argentine Republic and the Brazilian Empire inherited a series of unresolved territorial disputes from their colonial powers, involving Paraguay and Uruguay, the other two nations of the Río de la Plata basin. Argentina and Brazil perceived each other as rivals, not enemies. Indeed, since their consolidation as viable nation-states in the late nineteenth century and until the mid-1980s, both countries kept a mutual distance from each other, despite sharing the abundant natural resources of the Río de la Plata basin. For most of the twentieth century, their physical integration was hampered by security concerns, particularly following World War II. With the growing influence of the armed forces in their respective body politics– in particular the rise of Germanic influences among members of the civilian and military elites– priority was given to defending their national territories against a potentially aggressive neighbour.
Consequently, communication and physical integration between the two neighbours was limited. The benefits of developing closer economic, political, and cultural relations were not considered until very recently.
The Brazilian government has been a strong supporter of the Argentine claim over the Falkland Islands. In a joint communiqué issued by the Brazilian and Argentine governments on August 3, 2010, "the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil reiterated the support of his country to the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute regarding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas".

 Canada: Prior to the 1820s Brazil and Canada were both colonies of European powers, and had no direct contacts. Brazil's independence was much earlier than Canada's, and British control of Canada's relations with foreign governments lasted well into the early 20th century. So Brazil and Canada do converse with each other but mostly with trading and disputes (usually over trading...) but their relationship is decent, although Brazil has stronger relationships.

 United States: Brazil–United States relations have a long history, with the U.S. being the first country to recognize Brazilian independence and Brazil the only South American nation to send troops to fight alongside the Allies in World War II. Though never openly confrontational towards each other, relations between the two countries have been relatively distant with brief periods of cooperation in the past. However, in recent years, the two have become more aligned on tackling humanitarian issues such as HIV/AIDS and poverty.
Brazil–U.S. interactions increased during World War II. In 1942, during the first Getúlio Vargas presidential mandate (1930–1945), Brazil made some contributions to the Allies—the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom—against the Axis powers. It temporarily conceded the U.S. some space in North-eastern Brazil so the North American nation could launch its planes to fight the Axis in Europe and Africa (the Brazilian north-eastern coastline is the easternmost point in the Americas)

 Portugal: Relations between Brazil and Portugal were shaped by Brazil's much greater size and more powerful economy. For this reason, Brazilian investment in Portugal in the 1970s and 1780s was considerably greater than Portuguese investment in Brazil, but Portugal had lobbied for Brazil to become a permanent member of the United Nation Security Council. The two countries regularly hold summit meetings to discuss bilateral multilateral agreements and other topics.

 Chile: Chile and Brazil have acted numerous times as mediators in international conflicts, such as in the 1914 diplomatic impasse between the United States and Mexico, avoiding a possible state of war between those two countries. More recently, since the 2004 Haiti rebellion, Chile and Brazil have actively participated in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which is led by the Brazilian Army. During much of the 19th and 20th centuries conflicts with Argentina over Uruguay and Paraguay on behalf of Brazil and over Patagonia on behalf of Chile made Brazil and Chile close allies.

Brazil has many more decent and stable relations with other countries involving trade, medicine, power, gas, oil e.c.t

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elizabethcatherine04 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick me already... Another OTP with America?! Anyways, sorry for the abrupt first meeting! Nice to meet you! I'm Amanda and I would love to be friends with you!
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Lady-Brazil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, haha I actually don't ship them as much anymore as I have like 3 other OTPs that would suit better, history and relation wise 

and nice to meet you too, of course we can be friends~ 
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elizabethcatherine04 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, thank you! I see an OTP has been broken...! However your OC is still Brazil, isn't it? If you don't mind me asking, what is your current OTP now?
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Lady-Brazil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is still Brazil (I also have a Portugal OC but I haven't uploaded his design yet) and my current OTP is Brazil x Japan 
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elizabethcatherine04 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you for telling me! Now I have an idea!
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mariforalltmnteterna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am Brazilian and I see that you have researched enough to compose this oc. My only criticism is to language. Our official language is Brazilian Portuguese.English does not appear as an official language. Although, speaking English is important for some types of jobs. You can add that there are indigenous minorities with their own languages​​. My name is Mariana, too. And I also have a oc Brazil with that name. Your Brazil is pretty  . I like the clothes . It reminds me of the state of Bahia.
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TheDarkPhoenixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! ^^ Great history line. Better than mine, that's for sure!
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Patychan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's very cute!
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Mikazuki100 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artist
Me: She's so pretty!~ Can she be friends with my Hetalia Oc's? I bet they cann be best friends
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Lady-Brazil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure :3 Brazil doesn't have many bad relations~
Who is your OC?
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