Outer crescent. As former European colony has tallasocratic orientation. Politically can be considered a Rimland country.
70% - Eurasianist, 30% Atlanticist.
BRICS member. It has strategic relations with all the members of the organization.
US and NATO.
Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania
Latin America, Atlantic Ocean
• Uncontested boundary dispute between Brazil and Uruguay over Braziliera/Brasiliera Island in the Quarai/Cuareim River leaves the tripoint with Argentina in question
• Smuggling of firearms and narcotics continues to be an issue along the Uruguay-Brazil border
• Colombian-organized illegal narcotics and paramilitary activities penetrate Brazil's border region with Venezuela
• Dispute with Paraguay in the 237 km2 (92 sq mi) Invernada River region near Masoller, over which tributary represents the legitimate source of the Quaraí River/Cuareim River
• Dispute with Uruguay over Ilha Brasileira island
• Dispute with Bolivia over Ilha de Guajará-mirim island
• Dispute with Paraguay over Sete Quedas Island now submerged by the reservoir of Itaipú.
white (47.73%), mixed (43.13%), black (7.61%), asian (1.09%), indigenous (0.43%)
Roman Catholics (64.6%), Protestants (22.2%), No religion (8%), Spiritism (2%), Others (3.2%)
Brazil’s politics is typical for the Latin America in general. Leftist ideas are strong in the country while not all of the representatives of Left parties serve the global financial elites. While right-wing parties are traditionally US-oriented and work for implementation of Washington’s rule in the state. Also, for Brazil Roman Catholicism is an important part of political and social life as well as key part of Brazilian identity. Typically for Latin America, Leftist ideas do not confront religious values
State of semi-periphery. The second world.
Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world's eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity (PPP). Brazil has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources. The Brazilian economy has been predicted to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come. As member of BRICS organization it develops strategic relations with other member-states
Brazil's diversified economy includes agriculture, industry, and a wide range of services. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing accounted up to 5.1% of the gross domestic product in 2007. Brazil is one of the largest producer of oranges, coffee, sugar cane and soy beans.
The industry — from automobiles, steel and petrochemicals to computers, aircraft, and consumer durables— accounted for 30.8% of the gross domestic product. It is highly concentrated in metropolitan São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Porto Alegre, and Belo Horizonte.
Main security threats:
Over 85% of Brazilians declare themselves Christians. The main and most influential group is Roman Catholics. Traditional patriarchal values in the country are stronger than in Europe. They are regularly attacked by Western-backed structures.
BRICS, UN, UNASUR, OAS, IAEA, IMF , WTO