Modern European History

Modern European History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...rival factions kept the little country in turmoil for many years. From about the middle of the century the Portuguese had peace, but the failure of kingly rule to lessen taxes and introduce reforms resulted in much discontent, which found expression in republican propaganda. Matters came to a crisis in 1010, when a well-planned uprising in Lisbon drove the Portuguese king into exile. The revolutionists declared the Braganzas forever Portugal as a deposed and set up a republic. It still endures, rePublic in spite of much opposition from those who remain attached to the old monarchical regime. The republican constitution follows that of France in providing for a bicameral legislature, a ministry responsible to it, and a president with very limited powers, who is Constitution chosen by a joint session of the two chambers. of Portugal All hereditary titles and privileges have been abolished; toleration has been granted to all religions; and Church and State have been separated, as in France. By the establishment of 1 Spanish colonies: Rio Muni, Rio de Oro, the northern coast of Morocco, Fernando Po, and the Canary Islands. s See pages 200 and 221. a common school system the republic is also beginning to remove the reproach of illiteracy, from which Portugal suffers to a like extent with Spain. Though Portugal lost Brazil in the early 'twenties of the last century, she still keeps a colonial empire surpassed in extent Portuguese only by the dominions of Great Britain and France, colonies jt js aunost twenty-five times the size of the mother country. The most important Portuguese possessions are in Africa. The Azores and Madeira Islands, which belong to Portugal, scarcely rank as colonies, being fully incorporated in the government of that more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579003
  • 9781236579003