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Administrative Divisions of Colonial Brazil in 1534 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the captaincies that made up Portuguese Brazil in 1534?
According to this map.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: July 16, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 28, 2021
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Captaincies
Bahia
Ceará
Espírito Santo
Ilhéus
Itamaracá
Maranhão
Paraíba
Pernambuco
Porto Seguro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio Grande
Santana
Santo Amaro
São João
São Tomé
São Vicente
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2021
Instead of creating fancy shapes, I wonder why all borders cant be drawn like this.
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Level 42
Jul 16, 2021
Indeed. But quizzes like Guess the Countries Being Drawn wouldn't be possible lol
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2021
Lol, can you imagine all land conflicts something like this would create if it spread everywhere?
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Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
Ugh... no. This is too bland!
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2021
It didn't last very long as far as I'm aware... for a good reason haha.
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2021
It surely didn't last very long. The captaincies where donated to rich men and they didn't have interest in moving to live in the inhospitable America nor to invest in economical production. São Vicente and Pernambuco were the only ones to be prosperous, due to brazilwood and sugarcane exploration. But funnyfact: most of the states from Northeast still kinda follow this horizontal-stripes, but now adapted to follow geography accidents (look for Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba).

Also, not-so-funny-fact, some descendants from the rich men still have possessions over parts of these lands (they were divided into allotments, which turned into latifundiums and still being rural lands). Land/agrarian issues are for sure the biggest problem in the history of Brazil.

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Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
Lol. Does ProximaCentauri want a topological utopia?
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Level 42
Jul 16, 2021
At that time, the name was "captaincy". We used "province" only in Monarchial Era. So, I think you can fix that :)
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2021
Fixed.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2022
Oh no, people who might be even lazier with border drawing than the people who set the Korean border at a parallel line may have existed!