jan 1, 1822 - Brazilian Independence
Napoleon’s invasion of Portugal had sent the king and crown prince, Pedro fleeing to Brazil several years earlier. With Napoleon’s defeat, the king eventually returned to Portugal. Shortly thereafter, Pedro and the ruling elite of Brazil petitioned the king to allow Brazil to become an independent nation with Pedro as its leader. The king of Brazil agreed. This was a relatively
bloodless revolution in comparison to those in other parts of Latin America.
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Latin American History