chapter  7
The Idea of the Luso-Brazilian Empire
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Between 1786 and 1808, critical changes occurred in the attitudes of Brazilians and Portuguese which were to have profound repercussions on the later development of Portuguese-speaking America. Internal and external influences combined and interacted to suggest a peculiarly LusoBrazilian solution to the problems of nationalism and colonialism, republicanism and monarchy. This chapter attempts to delineate some of these changes, to seek causes, and to explain results.