posted by Stephanie .
Brazil is the giant of S. America, and it has the largest and most productive economy. But Brazil is unlike other S. American states in a number of ways (ie. no megacity on a scale with San Paulo anywhere else in the realm) so that what locals call the "Brazilian model" of development may not work in other countries. Still, Brazil does not share key qualities with its many neighbors, and its experiences can help these neighbors in their efforts to make progress. Discuss the important similarities and differences between Brazil and the rest of South America that have a bearing on the still-evolving relationships among countries in this realm.
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