Southeast System

By | December 27, 2012

Irineu Joffily. Sets of ten of break-kilos, had as heads or participants of mazorca, had been imprisoned and judgeships, others migraram for the Amaznia, where the extration of the rubber guarantee work and the Southeast attracted by the wealth that the coffee production generated. Many choose cangao, thickening the bandos that stop surviving assaulted and stole for the northeast interior. Others search consolation in the religion, and the northeast if it fulls of devout and fanatic, of which Advising Antonio is the known example more. Finally, another parcel of this population continues if to submit and if to conform, in a dramatical routine of misery and hunger, that if repeats until today. CONCLUSION As already was said, the adoption of the metric system decimal, since 1872, came to substitute the enormous variety of standards of weights and used measures to many generations. The new system was not bad.

However, its adoption in Brazil happened at a moment improper, because of the social economic crisis. Moreover, the population duly was not clarified for change of the old system, which was accustomed the century. In such a way, it rejected the newness violently. The people did not understand the new measures and therefore they were not capable to confer the amounts and the prices. Thus, the new metric system was white of many critical ones, some total unfounded ones. The destruction of the standards of weights and measured by the rebels symbolized an opposition to the government.

The name break-kilos, even so disclosed only one aspect of the movement, was important and characteristic symbol of this revolt. The movement of the break-kilos discloses a society that believed the collective revolts. It also shows the belief of the rebels of whom all the northeasterns, rich or poor, if had joined to save its region. This did not happen and the repression to the movement was sufficiently cruel. To remember the history of the break-kilos is to reviver the day where the matutos had fought against the bacharis and had destroyed symbols of its oppression.


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