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Portugal Colonization (1500-1822)

In 1500, a Portuguese ship landed in the area which is now Brazil and claimed it for Portugal. Independence came on September 7, 1822 ending 322 years of Portugal rule over Brazil.[1]

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Colonial Brazil," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 6 November 2020.