Portugal
(649 words)

Portugal

When one of the first parliamentary republics in Europe was proclaimed in Portugal in 1910, the once rich colonial power sank to the level of an underdeveloped country, largely dependent on others. The First Republic proved unstable and by the end of 1926 the Portuguese had experienced seven parliamentary elections, 45 cabinet shuffles, eight state presidents, two dictatorships, 20 revolutions and 518 strikes. During the First World War (until 1917), power was mostly held by one-party De…

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Albes, Jens, “Portugal”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 11 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0472>
First published online: 2015



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