What country has the most missed potential? All of Africa was always going to be shit, but it seems like Latin American countries could have been alright.
>Argentina (history and size)
>Brazil (history, resources, and size)
>Venezuela (one of the largest oil reserves in the world, if not the largest)
>Iran (was fairly secular under the Shah of Iran, Muslim Revolution destroyed Iran/US relations)
>Possibly Egypt if it wasn't so unstable
any answer other than Brazil should thrown straight into the trash
>rich natural resource
>huge population and workforce
>close to industrial superpower
>great blend of diaspora
Indonesia is also wasted potential desu.
You know that just before WW2 the Netherlands was busy to educate the entire population, to compete with other powers. Which is what partially caused you guys to rebel.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion
Don't worry, I'm sure that China and the USA will maximise the productivity of the country in a way that won't exploit the local populace and BWAHAHAHAHAA.
Not him but you empire was pretty much already on life support.
the country is also at least 60% black (census says 50% but many mulattos register themselves as white)
Brazil was alright when all political power was in european hands but democracy (mob rule) made them fall in third world level, with perpetual socialist rule
>America run by Indians
>they just wage wars against each other
>America run by white people
>genocides, cowboys and indians
>America run by jews
>great technological and cultural achievement, but it's overrun by Mexicans and the constitution gets shat upon
>America run by blacks
>a new age of peace, peace with Iran and Cuba, universal health care, no more getting shot, nobel prizes, minorities like gays get constitutional protection, privacy and net neutrality get on the agenda
Soon Trump will get elected and it will be cowboys and Indians again.
Brazil and Latin America as a whole
we fucked up pretty bad
pic related, SP or Rio (different sites said different things) in 1941
2bh our population is pretty happy living here, most of euros that came here got settled here and made their lives here. Just because we aren't #1 GDP per capita or HDI or other shit doesn't actually mean we aren't a superpower, we aren't a superpower for anglo/jewish standards, but for latin standards we are pretty much the only superpower if you think about it.
>Able to integrate everybody
>Able to export culture worldwide
>5 times World Cup winner
>Amazing and diverse food
>there are always things to do everywhere
>Population interested in learning other cultures
>Foreign companies cather to our needs intead of imposing their country's needs over us
If people stop looking at numbers and thinking that means people are better at shit or other stuff, you will discover that the BRHUEHUE way is the only way to truly live a happy life
white population peaked at 63% in the 40's
that's more or less (non-hispanic) white population in the US today
you forgot the part where dilma and lula fucked up our foreign policy and no one respects us anymore
Moving goods in Brazil is a pain in the ass. They have to ship everything on land and move several mile long lines of trucks down what is essentially a cliff.
The only true answer here is argentina
of course. you are worthy sucesors of your brithish fathers, no doubt.
Killing your propersoldiers to act with deshonour like pirates against a nation that had not done anything wrong against america.
>brithis pirate genes.
at least i hope you have inherited their teeth, too.
No one emulates your culture (well maybe your neighbors, not sure desu). I've never even heard Brazilians mention your music, film, literature or art. You shit up online video games (must be your culture). Your fashion contribution is a thong bikini. Your food is good but I have to go to little Brazil (I live in NYC) and that's half a block. Oh and a lot of Catholic countries do Carnival so don't try to claim it.
its around 8% black, the 50% are mulattos,but the whites are in the south, its not a meme, there are veeery few whites in the north.
stopped reading on great weather
*low IQ uneducated labour force inserted in a global information economy
brazil could have worked if people stopped voting for trash-tier mainstream politicians on parties like PT and PSDB and elected someone intelligent with a plan like Cristovam Buarque, but plebeians just like meme politicians better, cf. Bolsonaro
>Able to export culture worldwide
>Foreign companies cather to our needs intead of imposing their country's needs over us
Doesn't something as simple as a play station costs a bazillion shekels there?
>at least i hope you have inherited their teeth, too.
You do realize cosmetic dentistry is big here. Also personally I ended up with my German sides teeth (slight gap and overbite before braces).
Yeah sure, 5 times World Cup truly says we are truly irrelevant world wide culturally just for an example. Nobody have a clue what Brazilians are good at
yeah sure, because the european culture is sure accessible to everyone, I am truly sure that anyone can become european, that is why those that go to Europe feel at home right way when they start living there... oh wait
>No one emulates your culture (well maybe your neighbors, not sure desu).
tell that to /int/
>I've never even heard Brazilians mention your music, film, literature or art.
Because you have never asked them 2bh
>Your fashion contribution is a thong bikini
kek, never heard of SPFW?
>Oh and a lot of Catholic countries do Carnival so don't try to claim it.
Yeah but ours is the bigger one
Top tier scientists, high-tech, run by fucking Jews, but is in constant warfare on 4 fronts, has too many Arabs and Arab-Jews in it, and also Orthodox Jew leeches.
If Israel were an island filled with 100% ashkenazi Jews it would be the best country in the world.
>a new age of peace, peace with Iran and Cuba,
And pulling out of middle east, allowing ISIS to form and restarting the cycle.
>universal health care,
Failure, will be bankrupt soon
>no more getting shot,
Wasn't a problem before, he has only increased racial tensions.
Peace prize isn't a nobel prize.
>minorities like gays get constitutional protection,
privacy and net neutrality get on the agenda
Granted, not that he's done much about it.
it's because the government wants it to, also we are the largest buyer of Fiat cars worldwide I think, there were models like Fiat Marea and Brava that continued here just because our market demanded and this is just an example. The Volkswagen Kombi resumed production until 2014 because it was a landmark for the Brazilian people
>Nobody have a clue what Brazilians are good at
literally considered as wasted potential because they have a clue.
i'd put my country way ahead of yours if you excluding people's potential factor
>>I've never even heard Brazilians mention your music, film, literature or art.
>Because you have never asked them 2bh
Most nationalities bring that shit up without asking.
>>Your fashion contribution is a thong bikini
>kek, never heard of SPFW?
No, actually I haven't.
>>Oh and a lot of Catholic countries do Carnival so don't try to claim it.
>Yeah but ours is the bigger one
It might be. I'll give you its better than our Mardis Gras which is mostly abunch of dudes whipping it out and people vomiting.
ISIS gained ground because when the USA overthrew the Iraqi regime you didn't take over any ruling or policing body. It was literally anarchy.
After a few years of anarchy the country will be destroyed. Staying or pulling out 10 years later won't change that.
Yeah your Gommies have done a bang up job.
they were part of the spanish empire and were created after getting independence from it
the only difference between british and spanish colonies is that we didn't genocided they fuck out of everything we conquered
>All of Africa was always going to be shit
Naw m8 Angola, Zimbabwe and Malawi had potential under blacks (if colonisation never happened)
>seems like Latin American countries could have been alright
Argentina could have done fine, along with Uruguay and Chile. Not sure about the rest.
Man, Brazilian cars are made to run with any combination of petrol and ethanol, yours aren't not to mention those who run with gas. >>53830754
What he meant is that Brazilian culture is recognized worldwide.
What is Brazilian culture? Having beaches and loving football? Because many countries on this planet have better beaches than you, and almost the entire planet aside from East Asia and North America enjoys football quite a bit as well.
You're literally known for being mixed race, poor with a failing economy, and an obsessed with soccer.
Soccer is a sport for girls, anyways.
They are also known for carnival, something which is celebrated by Catholics from Italy to the Netherlands to Mexico.
But despite that their culture is recognized they don't really export it. No one ever tried to be more Brazilian.
Germany, of course. They had so many chances to be a dominant power in Europe, and always messed it up, always for the most retarded of fucking reasons. We see this even today in their complete inability (or unwillingness) to handle the eurocrisis while inviting ONE AND A HALF MILLION """refugees""" within their borders, when their country already has the lowest fertility rate on the fucking planet.
If Germany was inhabited and ruled by anyone but the Germans, it'd be a fucking superpower.
Right, I forgot about carnival., which they are known for while other Catholic nations are not because they took the event to a degenerate extreme with some of the most tacky and garish aesthetics a culture has ever produced.
Have you ever noticed how in extremely cold/Northern towns, many of the buildings and homes have been colored bright colors? It's because they have so little sunlight that the residents become depressed, and the bright colors help to marginally lessen this effect.
The same holds true for Brazil. They are depressed due to their poverty and lack of social cohesion (look at that crime rate! Especially violent crime) so they overcompensate by blaring loud colors.
>trying to explain to gringos about Brazil
They think we are the docile central americans, they forget that we expelled everyone who attempt colonization here, from the french to the dutch, we never took shit from anyone. They forget how the Brazilians fought in the Alps with ragamuffins during ww2 and won the respect of their enemies. They think the Brazilian economy can be measured by nominal terms without losing meaning and that we have no cultural reach, despite leaving such a big footprint in places like China, Japan and Africa. Pay attention fellow countryman, they will only respect us with sword in hand and a ballistic missile cramped with nukes beside us. Don't waste your time.
>What is Brazilian culture
What is Canadian culture? You ask anyone in Japan, China or Middle-east and they will have not a single clue, nonetheless, even if stereotyped (like every culture is) they will know about Brazil. That's what cultural reach is.
Prosperity absolutely has everything to do with culture. I've literally never heard any of your music but from I've seen of your visual arts I'm going to assume it's insipid.
Canadian culture doesn't exist. I never claimed it did. I'm not asserting the superiority of my country over yours. But Canada absolutely will be recognized internationally more frequently than Brazil will be. Our flag is iconic and we are very widely known for the being polite, peace keeping Americans. They might even mention mooses or maple syrup.
Brazil with get "Oh, they are great at football and won the world cup a few times". I doubt they'd even know you speak Portuguese and not Spanish.
we got newer cars m8 every year that was just an example. And you forgot that they are produced here in Brazil. Fiat has got an industry here for a long time so no need to pay import rates
>all those cash crop potentials
Oh baby am I rock hard
My friend, you talk like the average human being is erudite. Do you think France is remembered as the country of Sartre and Camus? Or that Spain as the country of Saramago and Dali? No! People remember of France as Paris and the Eiffel Tower, of Zidane and escargots! And Spain as the place of "Corrida de toro" or "Flamenco". The same way Brazil will be recognized for bossa nova and samba instead of Lispector and Villa-Lobos. It's all stereotyped.
>But Canada absolutely will be recognized internationally more frequently than Brazil will be
Not at all, the World is not the USA. You have literally no footprint at all in the world. Nobody knows abything about Canada. What is Canada? What is the music that came from Canada? What is their food? Which sport do they play? Tell me one of theirs internationally recognized sites please! Do you understand? You can't compare the cultural reach of Canada and Brazil.
> I doubt they'd even know you speak Portuguese and not Spanish
This fortunately only happens in Canada and the US. I've never heard anyone outside those places saying this. It may happen, but it's not common.
you know that in the end you guys just ride the Anglo tide. We on other hand are doing it on our own 2bh, as we always did. Because even tho we are very similar to the other latin nations they still havant got stronger ties with us. But that will probably change with the EU getting BTFO and Portugal getting an union with us makin we more close to Southern Europe despite already having tons of their companies in our territory
nah, Dali is pure overrated shit who was pumped by the government because of the war with most of the artists dead or exiled, he actually became fascist to be closer to the government
you had plenty of answers even if you only want to take people from the last century
Okay okay, no need to be upset. It's because I like his work. So, change them for Lorca and Picasso then.
Also, sorry for saying Saramago, I always fucked up because he lived in Spain during his last years and I happen to have read english translations of his work for practice purposes.