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By David Birmingham

This concise, illustrated historical past of Portugal, first released in 2003, deals an creation to the folk and tradition of the rustic, its empire, and to its look for financial modernisation, political balance and overseas partnership. The ebook reports the results of the substantial wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the expansion of the wine exchange, and the evolution of foreign ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, yet in 1910 the king used to be overthrown and, via 1926, have been changed via a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and became north to turn into a democratic member of the ecu group in 1986. Researched in the course of the years which the autumn of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this e-book has turn into the normal single-volume paintings. the second one version brings the tale brand new and discusses the kingdom of ancient writing on Portugal on the flip of the millennium.

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