RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was on November 27th, 1937, 17 days after the establishment of the Varguista dictatorship with the Estado Novo, that Getúlio Vargas organized a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro to set the state flags on fire.
One by one, the flag stands burned in a pyre, in a symbolic gesture to illustrate the national union, but with the practical effect of reducing the states' autonomy, a mark of the country until now.
There were plenty of uprisings, and even civil wars, through which the country managed to achieve this Union.
In 1893, the Federalist Revolution . . .