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  1. #101
    I know they have some of the most talented football players. When I play Football Manager, Brazil is always one of the focus areas for me. Other than that, the next Olympics are going to in Brazil. Its capital is Brasilia. It is the 5th or 6th largest country in the world. Along with China and India, it is one of the most promising developing countries economically. Most spoken language is Portuguese. Brazil has people of many races. And a lot of forested area.

    There is more, but this isn't a GK test

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    Well, dunno about the US, but geography ain't a demand in many schools.

    what do I know... Uhm.. It's a country in Southern America.. they have a statue somewhere.. it looks pretty some places, but not all (due to always someone messing up). And B.A... And the Hulk lived there once.. *smirks*
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    What do I know about Brazil:

    Well, the obvious first........ Edison Arantes do Nascimento, aka PELE!!!! The greatest football (soccer) player this world has ever seen.
    And of course, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka, Socrates, Zico, Garrincha, Falcao, Rivaldo, Taffarel and the list goes on.
    Brazil is arguably the country with the highest emphasis on technical difficulty and brilliance in Football.
    Socrates said a famous line in that regard: "Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy"
    That sums up the way of Brazilian Football.
    And..... For football fans. the most famous stadium on Earth.... Maracanã.

    National language is Portuguese.

    Further more, Carnival. Outstanding celebration. The only country on Earth outperforming the Carnival in Europe (Germany/Switzerland).
    Beautiful people. particularly females are smoking sexy.
    Coffee, my favorite blend, Brazilian coffee.
    Samba.. Besides tango from Argentine, no other dance has as much heart, soul and sex in it's expression. It's a trademark.
    Lush tropical forests. Stunning landscape and beaches.
    Blooming economy. Which leads me to.....
    Unfortunately a fairly high below poverty line rate. Currently around 20%, which is lower tho as it was in 2005, where it peaked into the 30%. Yet it goes as high as 50% in rural regions, where people still live with less than $2.00 per day. But with the blooming strong economy the country seems to get out of the hole.

    Pretty much what comes to my mind when I think of Brazil. Would definitely love to get there at least once for a vacation.

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    they have a statue somewhere..
    Jesus, Rio deJaneiro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildtree View Post
    What do I know about Brazil:

    Well, the obvious first........ Edison Arantes do Nascimento, aka PELE!!!! The greatest football (soccer) player this world has ever seen.
    And of course, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka, Socrates, Zico, Garrincha, Falcao, Rivaldo, Taffarel and the list goes on.
    Brazil is arguably the country with the highest emphasis on technical difficulty and brilliance in Football.
    Socrates said a famous line in that regard: "Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy"
    That sums up the way of Brazilian Football.
    And..... For football fans. the most famous stadium on Earth.... Maracanã.

    National language is Portuguese.

    Further more, Carnival. Outstanding celebration. The only country on Earth outperforming the Carnival in Europe (Germany/Switzerland).
    Beautiful people. particularly females are smoking sexy.
    Coffee, my favorite blend, Brazilian coffee.
    Samba.. Besides tango from Argentine, no other dance has as much heart, soul and sex in it's expression. It's a trademark.
    Lush tropical forests. Stunning landscape and beaches.
    Blooming economy. Which leads me to.....
    Unfortunately a fairly high below poverty line rate. Currently around 20%, which is lower tho as it was in 2005, where it peaked into the 30%. Yet it goes as high as 50% in rural regions, where people still live with less than $2.00 per day. But with the blooming strong economy the country seems to get out of the hole.

    Pretty much what comes to my mind when I think of Brazil. Would definitely love to get there at least once for a vacation.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-17 at 11:15 AM ----------

    Jesus, Rio deJaneiro
    As said, it's not a requirement to know about other countries now a days ^^ I haven't had geography since 6th grade. Besiddes, I don't take notice to much outside my field of interest. So if they are in the news, well then I watch it. But if it's just an idle question, then I shrug it off and continue to something more informative.
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  5. #105
    I'm not sure if you're serious, OP. Why would you be surprised that people who don't live in your country know everything about it?

    Now, I didn't watch the people, but I actually would be surprised if people didn't even know the language spoken in Brazil.
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  6. #106
    I know that American citizens don't need to know a shit about us.

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    I know they had to use the military to take back a part of Rio de Janeiro from gangs because nobody from outside that part dared to enter the place.
    Had a school project about Brazil like 8 years ago, but can't remember anything, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicarys View Post
    I know that American citizens don't need to know a shit about us.
    Maybe they will. Brazil is one of the emerging "third-world" countries. That group is called «BRIC», and stand for Brazil, Russia, India and China.
    Brazil is growing steadily these days, their middle class is growing, they are creating jobs, (they have several GM factories there) and their economy is accelerating, so much Brazil has now surpassed the UK in GDP, obtaining the rank of 7th richest country in the world.
    The Americans would be fools to not try to make business with Brazil, and by extension, with Latin America.

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    Tropical rain forest.

    First thing comes to mind.

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    what i know about Brazil... i saw on the simpsons
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  11. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    It is the 5th most populous nation in the world and 5th in size. Its pretty damn significant.
    Not really, it's Brazil.

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    That we had a colony or two there, thats way too fucking hot for my liking, and macau, amazon region, goldz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I know it used to be a Portuguese colony and therefore speak some denomination of Portuguese instead of Spanish like the rest of the continent.
    Well... Of course you have native languages in southern america, but also english, french and deutch (Guyanas), so the rest of the continent doesn't only speak spanish.

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    Damn good movie!
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    big asses and nice weather

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    I know there are alot of murders probably up there with Mexico
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    * They're the largest country in South America
    * Their capital is Brasilia.
    * They are a former Portuguese colony.
    * They speak Portuguese.
    * Their largest cities are São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
    * They used to be a monarchy, however they are now a republic.
    * They are a federation their capital is a federal district, instead of a state.
    * Their president is Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party.
    * They are a multi-party democracy with several dozen political parties.
    * The United Nations tried to ban guns, but the Brazilian people fought back and beat them.
    * They have, or at least had, undiscovered peoples living within their country.
    * At several points in their history they were under various dictatorships.
    * They participated in the World Wars on the side of the Allies.
    * They participated in the South American dreadnought race.
    * They really like soccer.
    * There is a giant statue of Jesus.
    * They are a third-world country.
    * The southern states have more gun owners than the northern states.
    * There are vast rainforests in Brazil.
    * They have a great deal of poverty in their country and some NGOs have accused Brazil of "social apartheid."
    * They have had several constitutions throughout their history.
    * Their latest constitution has gone through various changes.

    That's about it, off the top of my head.
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    There's lots of violence and drugs in Rio and the gap between the poor and rich is insanely huge with the vast majority being poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liara View Post
    Wait, someone actually spells it "תל האביב"? I've never seen that spelling used in my entire life :P
    Are we being silly, or did I actually misspell it?

    Oh nevermind, I did. Surprise ה! How'd that get in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tziva View Post
    Are we being silly, or did I actually misspell it?

    Oh nevermind, I did. Surprise ה! How'd that get in there?
    Phew, I thought for a second that I've been misspelling it my entire life

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