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View Poll Results: Spanish Americas vs Brazil
Spanish Americas 17 65.38%
Brazil 9 34.62%
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Spanish Americas means spanish speaking countries from Mexico to Cuba to Argentina and all countries in between except Brazil and other non-spanish countries.

Latin America has a total population of 572 million, in which, 60% speaks spanish, while 34% speaks portuguese.

Brazil GDP: 2.4 Trillion
Spanish Americas: 3.3 Trillion

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Cultural History
Economnic influence around the world
Cultural influence around the world
Your own personal preferance
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Brazil is one country though.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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I hate these types of comparisons. I hate when people compare one country to dozens. This is just as bad as when people compare the U.S. to the entire European Union.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: IL
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Originally Posted by Almeida93 View Post
Spanish Americas means spanish speaking countries from Mexico to Cuba to Argentina and all countries in between except Brazil and other non-spanish countries.

Latin America has a total population of 572 million, in which, 60% speaks spanish, while 34% speaks portuguese.

Brazil GDP: 2.4 Trillion
Spanish Americas: 3.3 Trillion

Criteria:

Cultural History
Economnic influence around the world
Cultural influence around the world
Your own personal preferance
Cultural History - Spanish speaking due to Incas, Aztecs, and Mayans
Economnic influence around the world - Right now, Brazil
Cultural influence around the world - Right now, Brazil is hot, but hard to argue with Mexico's historical influence, not to mentioned a combo of many Spanish speaking countries
Your own personal preferance - Brazil
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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They should merge.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Almeida93
Cultural History
Spanish America is much more interesting considering the variety.

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Economnic influence around the world
Spanish America is the reason capitalism arose and countries like the UK managed to find financing for the Industrial Revolution. Without that we wouldn't even be living as we do today and possibly, a good number of us would not even be alive since life spans would had been shorter and life much more harsher. In modern times, Latin America is a major producer of raw materials that all countries, especially developed ones, need to keep their industries producing all sorts of stuff.

In an odd way, the modern world owes much of its wealth to the initial capital formation that preceded the discovery and later economic wealth extraction from Spanish America. The Spanish are, of course, hitting themselves in the head since they now figured it out that every single dime they got out of the Americas, funded the industrial development of their European rivals. The Spaniards did nothing with that wealth other than spend it on superfluous things other nations sold to them. Spain today hardly has anything to show for from its colonial heyday. All the wealth and development Spain has now, started in the 1960s and is mostly due to the influence of the European Union.

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Cultural influence around the world
Spanish America has greater influence. Cuba, although I don't agree with socialism/communism, has been a major player in spreading that ideology around the world. Mexican television programs are seen pretty much everywhere. With those two alone is more than enough, but there is much more.

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Your own personal preferance
Spanish America. The variety is much greater than in Brazil (which would be Portuguese America.)

It is interesting that the Spanish Empire broke down into so many countries. 20-something countries out of one empire. Amazing!

The British Empire in America didn't fragment as much, especially if we ignore the micro-states from the British West Indies, considering that together they are still negligible in the overall British American influence. British America practically broke into two major countries, the US and Canada.

French America never really went independent, except for Haiti. Louisiana was absorbed into the US and Quebec into Canada. All the other French colonies are still part of France.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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brazil has more of an african influence and appears more wild ( not saying thats a negative or a possitive )
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Brazil.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Spanish America and Brazil were until the 19th century only the spanish colony and the portuguese one, respectively. But both sides had many internal conflicts, but, unlike the Spanish America, the Empire in Brazil was successfully in keeping the national integrity, except in the case of Uruguay, which became independent. Two other countries - the Julian Republic and Riograndense Republic - were separated for some time, but they chose to join themselves to Brazil again. So, the comparison is fair.

Since I'm brazilian, I would be biased for stating about what is the best.

Last edited by Fabio SBA; 02-20-2013 at 06:06 PM..
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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I hate these types of comparisons. I hate when people compare one country to dozens. This is just as bad as when people compare the U.S. to the entire European Union.
Is it really just as bad? Both Spanish America and Brazil have been developing since the same era. Europe has more than a thousand years over the U.S.A . Spanish America(The country with a dozen countries) only has one major language (Spanish) with very similar cultures, while Europe(the other country with a dozen countries) has over a dozen major languages, all with their unique cultures. Spanish America and Brazil has a somewhat related political and economomic system, while Europe and the U.S have alot of difference in their economic and political systems. Spanish America and Brazil and a very similar cultural and entertainment tastes, while the Europeans and the Americans greatly differed. Spanish America and Brazil have a similar standard of living...well..what i am trying to say here is that it is not just as bad.
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