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Palmares, the powerful kingdom founded in the late 1500s by escaped African slaves in northeastern Brazil

In Brazil, the world's first slave revolt occurred at the end of the 1500s, which grew into a powerful black movement known today as the Palmares story.

It lasted more than 100 years and threatened the institution of slavery, which was the foundation of the Brazilian economy.

The Quilombo dos Palmares (Palmares for short) was the largest association of African slaves in Latin America and a military force to be reckoned with in Brazil.

It was built in the region of the current state of Alagoas and reached a population of about 20 thousand inhabitants.

It was one of . . .

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