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Military of Brazil

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Military history of Brazil

The military history of Brazil comprises centuries of armed actions in the territory encompassing modern Brazil, and the role of the Brazilian Armed Forces in conflicts and peacekeeping worldwide. For several hundreds of years, the area was the site of intertribal wars of indigenous peoples. Beginning in the 16th century, the arrival of Portuguese explorers led to conflicts with the aboriginal peoples; a notable example being the revolt of the Tamoio Confederation. Sporadic revolts of African slaves also marked the colonial period, with a notable rebellion led by Zumbi dos Palmares. Conflicts were encountered with other European nations as well - two notable examples being the France Antarctique affair, and a conflict with the Netherlands in the early 17th century over control of much of the Northeast. Although Portugal retained its possessions during conflicts with other nations, it eventually lost control of the colony after a nearly bloodless struggle for independence and the subsequent establishment of the Empire of Brazil. Military branches: Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (includes naval air and marines), Brazilian Air Force, Federal Police (paramilitary) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (compulsory) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 47,732,285 (2000 est. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_arms_of_Brazil. ... Brazilian Army in Haiti The Brazilian Army is the land arm of the Brazilian Military. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the navy of Brazil. ... Military ranks of Brazil This is a table of the ranks of the Brazilian Armed Forces with US Armys based ranks. ... Military history is composed of the events in the history of humanity that fall within the category of conflict. ... This article needs translation. ... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (povos indígenas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... In the History of Brazil, Colonial Brazil comprises the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese, until 1822, when Brazil became independent from Portugal. ... The Tamoyo Confederation (Confederação dos Tamoios in Portuguese language) was a military alliance of aboriginal chieftains of the sea coast ranging from what is today Santos to Rio de Janeiro, which occurred from 1554 to 1567. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Zumbi (1655 - November 20, 1695, pronounced: ) was the last of the leaders of the Quilombo dos Palmares, in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil. ... France Antarctique was the name of the failed French colony south of the Equator, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which existed between 1555 and 1567. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... ... Brazilian War of Independence in 1821-1825 was fought between colonial Brazil and Portugal. ... The Empire of Brazil is a political entity that comprised present-day Brazil under the rule of Emperors Pedro I and his son Pedro II. Founded in 1822, dissolved and replaced by a republic in 1889. ...


Brazil's history after independence is marked by early territorial wars against its neighboring countries which have greatly affected the formation of current political boundaries. For example, the Argentina-Brazil War, fought over the present day territory of Uruguay established that nation's independence. Brazil was also affected in its infancy by minor - and ultimately, unsuccessful - revolts in the Northern provinces. An armed conflict with Paraguay led to an establishment of Brazil's current border with that nation after a decisive victory. Internal conflicts between the executive government and the power of wealthy landowners finally led to the abolishment of the Brazilian Empire, and the rise of the current republican government. Combatants Brazilian Empire United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present Uruguay and Argentina) Commanders Pedro I of Brazil Juan Antonio Lavalleja Bernardino Rivadavia The Argentina-Brazil War (Portuguese: Guerra da Cisplatina, Spanish Guerra argentino-brasilera) was an armed conflict that took during the 1820s between the United... Location map Capital Recife Created July 2, 1824 Dissolved November 9, 1824 The Confederation of the Equator, (Portuguese, Confederação do Equador) was a short lived state established in the northeastern region of Brazil during that nations struggle of independence against Portugal. ... Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ...


Modern activity includes participation in both World Wars along with internal struggles due to military rule, and participation in right wing military operations, such as Operation Condor. Recent developments include participation in peacekeeping efforts after the 2004 Haiti rebellion. There have been two World Wars, now more commonly known as World War I or First World War (from 1914 to 1918), and World War II or Second World War (from 1939 to 1945). ... For other uses of Operation Condor, please see Operation Condor (disambiguation) Participating countries of the Operation Condor; in pink those with partial participation (i. ... The 2004 Haiti rebellion was a conflict fought for several weeks in Haiti during February 2004 that resulted in the premature end of President Jean-Bertrand Aristides second term, and the installment of an interim government led by Gerard Latortue. ...

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European colonization

Indigenous rebellions

The Tamoyo Confederation (Confederação dos Tamoios in Portuguese language) was a military alliance of aboriginal chieftains of the sea coast ranging from what is today Santos to Rio de Janeiro, which occurred from 1554 to 1567. Portuguese ( , also língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is today Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal as Latin spoken by romanized Celtiberians about a thousand years ago. ... A military alliance is an agreement between two, or more, countries; related to wartime planning, commitments, or contingencies; such agreements can be both defensive and offensive. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (povos indígenas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... Motto: Patriam Charitatem et Libertatem Docui (Latin: To the homeland I taught charity and liberty) Location in the state of São Paulo and Brazil Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State São Paulo Settled 1546 Incorporated 1839 Mayor João Paulo Tavares Papa (PMDB) Area    - City 280. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Events January 5 - Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ...


The main reason for this rather unusual alliance between separate tribes was to react against slavery and wholesale murder and destruction wrought by the early Portuguese discoverers and colonisers of Brazil onto the Tupinambá Indians. In the Tupí-Guaraní language, "Tamuya" means "elder" or "grandfather". Cunhambebe was elected chief of the Confederation by his counterparts, and together with chiefs Pindobuçú, Koakira, Araraí and Aimberê, declared war on the Portuguese. http://www. ... Slave redirects here. ... Tupi Antigo (or Tupinamba) is a extinct Tupi language which was spoken by Indian tribesmen in the coast of Brazil. ... Tupí-Guaraní is the name of the most important subfamily of the Tupí languages of South America. ... Cunhambebe, as portraied by André Thevet, French cosmographer who accompanied the expedition by Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon Cunhambebe was an aboriginal Indian chieftain of the Tupinambá tribe, which dominated the region between present-day Cabo Frio (Rio de Janeiro) and Bertioga (São Paulo). ...


Slave rebellions

Main article: Zumbi

Bust of Zumbi dos Palmares in Brasília. ...

France Antartique affair

Dutch in the Northeast

Empire of Brazil

Main article: Brazilian Empire

The Empire of Brazil was a political entity that comprised present-day Brazil under the rule of Emperors Pedro I and his son Pedro II. Founded in 1822, it was replaced by a republic in 1889. ...

War of Independence

Brazilian War of Independence in 1821-1825 was fought between colonial Brazil and Portugal. ...

War of Tatters

Main article: War of Tatters

Combatants Rio-Grandense Republic Empire of Brazil Commanders Bento Gonçalves da Silva Antônio de Souza Netto Giuseppe Garibaldi General Lima e Silva War of Tatters (in Portuguese: Guerra dos Farrapos, Revolução Farroupilha) was a Republican uprising that began in the southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and...

Argentina-Brazil War

Main article: Argentina-Brazil War

Combatants Brazilian Empire United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present Uruguay and Argentina) Commanders Pedro I of Brazil Juan Antonio Lavalleja Bernardino Rivadavia The Argentina-Brazil War (Portuguese: Guerra da Cisplatina, Spanish Guerra argentino-brasilera) was an armed conflict that took during the 1820s between the United...

Internal Strife

Main article: Pedro I of Brazil

Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil (pron. ...

War of the Triple Alliance

Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ...

Fall of Empire

Main article: History of Brazil (1889-1930)

// The Constitutionalist Revolution From 1889 to 1930, the government was a constitutional democracy, with the presidency alternating between the dominant states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. ...

Modern Brazil

Contestado War

Main article: Contestado War

Combatants Rebels Brazilian Forces Commanders José Maria Carlos Frederico de Mesquita Strength 10,000 8,000 Casualties 5. ...

World War I

Main article: World War I

“The Great War ” redirects here. ...

World War II

Main article: World War II

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

Operation Condor

Main article: Operation Condor

For other uses of Operation Condor, please see Operation Condor (disambiguation) Participating countries of the Operation Condor; in pink those with partial participation (i. ...

Recent developments

Timeline

See also

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (povos indígenas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... In the History of Brazil, Colonial Brazil comprises the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese, until 1822, when Brazil became independent from Portugal. ... After its independence from the Portuguese on September 7, 1822, Brazil became a monarchy, the Brazilian Empire, which lasted until the establishment of the Republican government on November 15, 1889. ... // The Constitutionalist Revolution From 1889 to 1930, the government was a constitutional democracy, with the presidency alternating between the dominant states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. ... // Depression, coffee oligarchs, and the Revolution of 1930 The Great Depression The tenente rebellion (See History of Brazil (1889-1930)) did not mark the revolutionary breakthrough of Brazils bourgeois social reformers. ... // End of the Estado Novo As World War II ended with Brazil participating on the Allied side, President Getúlio Vargas moved to liberalize his own fascist-influenced Estado Novo regime. ... The military maintained power in Brazil from 1964 until March 1985 because of political struggles within the regime and Brazilian elite. ... After the end of the military dictatorship, Brazil went into a troubled process of redemocratization. ... Politics of Brazil takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Brazil is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Brazilian Presidential Standard The first president of Brazil was Deodoro da Fonseca, who proclaimed the republic in a military coup detât against the Emperor Dom Pedro II. Since then, Brazil had six constitutions, two dictatorships and three democratic periods. ... Brazils bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. ... Brazilian law derives from Portuguese civil law and is based on statutes and, partly and more recently, stare decisis. ... The Supreme Federal Tribunal (in Portuguese Supremo Tribunal Federal, or simply STF) is the highest court of law of the Federative Republic of Brazil. ... Brazil elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. ... This article lists political parties in Brazil. ... Traditionally, Brazil has been a leader in the inter-American community and has played an important role in collective security efforts, as well as in economic cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. ... There are serious issues in regard to abuses of human rights in Brazil. ... ISO 4217 Code BRL User(s) Brazil Inflation 3. ... This is a list of companies from Brazil. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 19 million (1997) 39 million (2005) Telephones - mobile cellular: 4 million (1997) 80 million (2005) Telephone system: good working system domestic: extensive microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 64 earth stations international: 3 coaxial submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat... The Economic history of Brazil covers various economic events and traces the changes in the Brazilian economy of the course of the history of Brazil From Portugals discovery of Brazil in 1500 until the late 1930s, the Brazilian economy relied on the production of primary products for exports. ... Brazil is currently divided in five regions, by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (IBGE). ... It has been suggested that List of the states of Brazil by area, List of the states of Brazil by population, List of the states of Brazil by population density, List of Brazilian states by GDP, List of the states of Brazil by GDP per capita, List of the states... Municipalities of Brazil This article is about the municipalities of Brazil. ... This is a list of the extreme points of Brazil, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. ... // Brazil has conducted a periodical population census since 1872. ... According to Brazilian Government, the most serious health problems are:[1] Childhood mortality: about 2. ... Brazilian culture is a Latin American culture of a very diverse nature. ... Mangueira samba school parades in Rio de Janeiro The Brazilian Carnival (Portuguese: ) is an annual celebration in Brazil held 40 days before Easter and marks the beginning of Lent. ... Traditional dishes in different areas of Brazil The population of Brazil is a racial mix of native Amerindians, Portuguese people, Africans, Italians, Spaniards, German people, Syrians, Lebanese and Japanese among others. ... Other holidays Dia dos Namorados is celebrated on June 12 as the Brazilian equivalent of St. ... The Literature of Brazil refers to literature written in the Portuguese language by Brazilians or in Brazil, even if prior to Brazils independence from Portugal, in 1822. ... Strong influences on the music of Brazil come from many parts of the world, but there are very popular regional music styles influenced by African and European forms. ... The beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the most popular tourist destination in the country. ... The following are international rankings of Brazil. ... VLSat Itaipu Brazilian science and technology has achieved in the last decades a significant position in the international arena. ...

External links

  • Military Orders and Medals from Brazil (Portuguese)

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Military of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (162 words)
Military branches: Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (includes naval air and marines), Brazilian Air Force, Brazilian Federal Police (paramilitary)
Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.9% (FY99)
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