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The Birth Control Pill and Family Planning

Family

"World population growth became a major topic of international discussion after World War II and in the context of the Cold War. According to some analysts, academics, politicians, and representatives of international organizations and private foundations, the fall in birth rates was essential to avoid the depletion of natural resources and, in geopolitical terms, would stimulate economic development in the developing world and thus prevent and mitigate social conflict..." – By Karina Felitti

War, Military Forces, and Society in Colonial Brazil

"The Portuguese arrived in Brazil in 1500. After a tentative exploration of the coastline and brief interactions with the Indians, they resumed their journey toward the Indian Ocean. Although the Portuguese immediately laid claim to the new American territory, Brazil remained a distant afterthought for the ruling house of the small European country, already committed to North Africa and Asia. ..." – By Miguel Dantas da Cruz

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