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    Portugal caralho!!!
    Portugal-icon.png Portugalball
    Heróis do mar, nobre povo,

    Nação valente, imortal, Levantai hoje de novo O esplendor de Portugal! Entre as brumas da memória, Ó Pátria, sente-se a voz Dos teus egrégios avós, Que há-de guiar-te à vitória!

    — Portuguese Anthem
    Muchas gracias afición, esto es para vosotros[2] SIUUUUUUUU!!!!
    Portugal-icon.png Cristiano Ronaldo

    Huetugalball Portugalball The Man, officially the Huetuguese Huepublicball Portuguese Republicball, is a countryball living in the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by Spain-icon.png Spainball to the north and east, the Mediterranean to the south, and the Atlantic to the west.

    The country is divided into 18 districts, and two Madeira-icon.png Azores-icon.png Autonomous Regions, along with the capital Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball located in Lisbon District, giving it a total area of 92 212 square kilometers, making it the 109th largest country in the world. As of 2020, it maintains a population of about 10.18 million inhabitants. It has five regions that have no political power but are still recognized as distinctive regions rather than just geographical areas (like Englandball).

    Portugalball's national day is June 10th.

    History[edit | edit source]

    Early History[edit | edit source]

    Early Portugal was an 2-icon.png 2ball like the rest of the Iberian Peninsula and almost other Europeans. The name of Portugal derives from the joined Romano-Celtic name Portus Cale. The region was settled by Pre-Celts and Celts. It is believed by some scholars that early in the first millennium BC, several waves of Gaul-icon.png Celts invaded Portugal from Central Europe and intermarried with the local populations, forming different tribes.

    Based on the Roman chronicles about the Callaeci peoples, along with the Lebor Gabála Érenn narrations and the interpretation of the abundant archaeological remains throughout the northern half of Portugal and Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball; it is possible to infer that theirs was a matriarchal society, with a military and religious aristocracy probably of Feudal type. The first documentary references to Castro society are provided by chroniclers of Roman military campaigns such as Strabo, Herodotus or Pliny the Elder, among others about the social organization, and describing the inhabitants of these territories, the Gallaeci of Northern Portugal Celts as: "A group of barbarians who spend the day fighting and the night eating, drinking and dancing under the moon."

    Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia[edit | edit source]

    Romans first invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 219 BC. The Carthaginians, Rome's adversary in the Punic Wars, were expelled from their coastal colonies. During the last days of Julius Caesar, almost the entire peninsula was annexed to SPQR-icon.png SPQRball.

    The Roman conquest of what is now part of Portugal took almost two hundred years and took many lives of young soldiers and the lives of those who were sentenced to certain death in the slave mines when not sold as slaves to other parts of the empire. It suffered a severe setback in 150 BC when a rebellion began in the north. Lusitani-icon.png Lusitaniball and other native tribes, under the leadership of Viriathus, wrested control of all of western Iberia.

    The Romans eventually unconquered them by bribing Viriathus's allies to kill him. In 139 BC, Viriathus was assassinated, and Tautalus became the leader.

    In 27 BC, Lusitania gained the status of a Roman province. Later, a northern province of Lusitania was formed, known as Gallaecia, with the capital in Bracara Augusta, today's Braga.

    About 410 and during the 6th century it became a formally declared Kingdom of the Suebi-icon.png Kingdom of the Suebiball (Swabian), where king Hermeric made peace treaty with the Gallaecians before passing his domains to Rechila, his son. In 448 Réchila died, leaving the state in expand to Recharge.

    After the defeat against the Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigoths, the Suevian kingdom was divided, with Frantan and Aguiulfo ruling simultaneously. Both reigned from 456 to 457, the year in which Madras (457-459) reunified the kingdom to finish being assassinated after a failed Roman-Visigothic conspiracy.

    Although the conspiracy did not achieve its true purposes, the Swabian (Suevian) Kingdom was again divided between two kings: Frumar (Frumario 459-463) and Remismundo (son of Madras) (459-469) who would re-reunify his father's kingdom in 463 and that he would be forced to adopt Arianism in 465 due to the Visigoth influence.

    By the year 500, the Visigothic Kingdom had been installed in Iberia, based in Toledo, and advancing westwards. They became a threat to the Suebian rule.

    After the death of Remismund (Remismundo) a dark period set in, where virtually all written texts and accounts disappear. This period lasted until 550. The only thing known about this period is that Theodemund (Teodemundo) most probably ruled the Seubians.

    The dark period ended with the reign of Karriarico (550-559) who reinstalled Catholicism in 550. He was succeeded by Theodemar or Theodemir (Teodomiro 559-570) during whose reign the 1st Council of Braga (561) was held.

    In the Swabian Kingdom, many internal struggles continued to take place. Iberico (Eurico, 583-584) was dethroned by Andeca (Audeca 584-585), who failed to prevent the Visigothic invasion led by Leovigildo. The Visigothic invasion, completed in 585, turned the once rich and fertile kingdom of Suebia into the sixth province of the Gothic kingdom. Leovigild was crowned King of Gallaecia, Hispania, and Gallia Narbonensis.

    For the next 300 years and by the year 700, the entire Iberian Peninsula was ruled by the Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigoths. Under the Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigoths, Gallaecia was a well-defined space governed by a doge of its own. Doges at this time were related to the monarchy acted as princes in all matters.

    From the various Germanic groups who settled in Western Iberia, the Suebi left the strongest lasting cultural legacy in what is today Portugal, Galiciaball, and Asturias.

    Islam-icon.png Islamic period and the Reconquista Islam-icon.png[edit | edit source]

    Today's modern-day continental Portugal, along with most of modern Spain, was part of al-Andalus between 711 AD – 1249 AD, following the Umayyad Caliphate conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. This occupation lasted from some decades in the North to five centuries in the South.

    After defeating the Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigoths in only a few months, the Umayyad-icon.png Umayyad Caliphate started expanding rapidly in the peninsula. Beginning in 711, the land that is now Portugal became part of the vast Umayyad-icon.png Umayyad Caliphate's empire of Damascus-icon.png Damascus, which stretched from the Indus river in the Indian sub-continent up to the South of France, until its collapse in 750.

    That year the west of the empire gained its independence under Abd-ar-Rahman I with the establishment of the Emirate of Córdoba. After almost two centuries, the Emirate became the Caliphate of Córdoba in 929, until its dissolution a century later in 1031 into no less than 23 small kingdoms, called Taifa kingdoms.

    The governors of the taifas each proclaimed themselves Emir of their provinces and established diplomatic relations with the Christian-icon.png Christian kingdoms of the north. Most of Portugal fell into the hands of the Taifa of Badajozball of the Aftasid Dynasty, and after a short spell of an ephemeral Taifa of Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball in 1022, fell under the dominion of the Taifa of Sevilleball of the Abbasid-icon.png Abbadids poets. The Taifa period ended with the conquest of the Almoravid-icon.png Almoravidball in 1086 winning a decisive victory at the Battle of Sagrajas, followed a century later in 1147, after the second period of Taifa by the Almohads.

    The Islam-icon.png Muslim population of the region consisted mainly of native Iberian converts to Islam and Berbers. The Arabs were principally noblemen from Syria-icon.png Syriaball and Oman-icon.png Omanball; and constituted the elite of the population.

    At the end of the 9th century, the region of Portugal, between the rivers Minho and Douro, was freed or reconquered from the Moors by Vímara Peres on the orders of King Alfonso III of Asturias. The last great invasion, through the Minho (river), ended with the defeat of Olaf II Haraldsson in 1014 against the Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galician nobility who also stopped further advances into County of Portugal-icon.png (the County of) Portugal.

    Vímara Peres organized the region he had reconquered, and elevated it to the status of County, naming it the County of Portugal-icon.png County of Portugal after the region's major port city—Portus Cale' or modern Porto. One of the first cities Vimara Peres founded at this time is Vimaranes, known today as Guimarães—the "birthplace of the Portuguese nation" or the "cradle city".

    After anschlussing the County of Portugal into one of the several counties that made up the Kingdom of Asturias-icon.png Kingdom of Asturiasball, King Alfonso III of Asturias knighted Vímara Peres as the First Count of Portus Cale (Portugal). The region became known as the County of Portugal.

    Later the Kingdom of Asturias-icon.png Kingdom of Asturiasball was divided into a number of Christian kingdoms in Northern Iberia due to dynastic divisions of the inheritance among the king's offspring. With the forced abdication of Alfonso III "the Great" of Asturias by his sons in 910, Kingdom of Asturias-icon.png Kingdom of Asturiasball split into three separate kingdoms of Leon-icon.png León, Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Galicia, and Kingdom of Asturias-icon.png Asturias.

    The Kingdom of Galicia-icon.png Galicia (which included Galicia-icon (Spain).png Galiciaball and Northern Portugalball) was handed to Ordono II, the second eldest child of Alfonso III. The three kingdoms were eventually reunited in 924 (León and Galicia in 914, Asturias later) under the crown of León.

    Afonsine Era[edit | edit source]

    Afonso Henriques received divine intervention at the Battle of Ourique (1139), where he was acclaimed King of the Portuguese. At the Battle of São Mamede, Afonso Henriques defeated his mother and his lover, thereby establishing himself as sole leader. Afonso then turned his arms against the Moors in the south.

    He obtained an overwhelming victory in the Battle of Ourique, and was unanimously proclaimed King of Portugal by his soldiers. This is taken as the occasion when the County of Portugal, as a fief of the Kingdom of León, was transformed into the independent Kingdom of Portugal.

    Afonso then established the first of the Portuguese Cortes at Lamego, where he was crowned by the Archbishop of Braga, though the validity of the Cortes of Lamego has been disputed and called a myth created during the Portuguese Restoration War. Afonso was recognized in 1143 by King Alfonso VII of León, and in 1179 by Pope Alexander III.

    During the Reconquista period, Christians reconquered the Iberian Peninsula from Moorish domination. At this time, Portugal covered about half of its present area. In 1249, the Reconquista ended with the capture of the Algarve and the complete expulsion of the last Moorish settlements on the southern coast, giving Portugal its present-day borders, with minor exceptions.

    In 1348 and 1349 Portugal, like the rest of Europe, was devastated by the Black Death. In 1373, Portugal made an alliance with England, which is the longest-standing alliance in the world. Over time, this went far beyond geo-political and military cooperation (protecting both nations' interests in Africa, the Americas, and Asia against French, Spanish and Dutch rivals) and maintained strong trade and cultural ties between the two old European allies. Particularly in the Oporto region, there is visible English influence to this day.

    Portugal spearheaded European exploration of the world and the Age of Discovery from the early 14th century to the late 16th century. During this period, Portugal explored the Atlantic Ocean, discovering several Atlantic archipelagos, explored the African coast and colonized some areas of Africa, discovered an eastern route to India via the Cape Town-icon.png Cape of Good Hope, discovered Brazil-icon.png Brazilball, established trading routes throughout most of southern Asia, and sent the first direct European maritime trade and diplomatic missions to China-icon.png Chinaball and Japan-icon.png Japanball.

    In 1415, Portugal acquired the first of its overseas colonies by conquering Ceuta, and its discoveries in the North Atilanic of Madeira and the Azores led to the first colonization movements.

    The Treaty of Tordesillas, intended to resolve the dispute that had been created following the return of Christopher Columbus, was made by Pope Alexander VI, the mediator between Portugal and Spain. It was signed on 7 June 1494 and divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between the two countries along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Portuguese Cape Verde-icon.png Cape Verdeball's (off the west coast of Africa).

    In 1498, Vasco da Gama reached India-icon.png Indiaball and brought economic prosperity to Portugal and helpped start the Portuguese Renaissance. In 1500, Portugal reached what is now Canada and founded the town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador-icon.png Newfoundland and Labradorball, long before the French and English in the 17th century, and is just one of many Portuguese colonizations of the Americas.

    In 1500, Pedro Álvares Cabral discovered Brazil-icon.png Brazilball and claimed it for Portugal. Ten years later, Afonso de Albuquerque conquered Portuguese India-icon.png Goa in India-icon.png Indiaball, Muscat, Ormuz in the Persian Strait, and Malacca. Thus, the Portuguese empire held dominion over commerce in the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic. In Eastern Asia, Portuguese sailors landed in places as Taiwan-icon.png Taiwanball, Japan-icon.png Japanball, the island of East Timor-icon.png East Timorball, and in the Moluccas.

    Although for a long period it was believed the Dutch were the first Europeans to arrive in Australia-icon.png Australiaball, there is some evidence that the Portuguese may have discovered Australia-icon.png Australiaball in 1521.

    All these factors made Portugal one of the world's major economic, military, and political powers from the 15th century until the late 16th century.

    Iberian Union, Restoration, and early Brigantine era[edit | edit source]

    Portugal's sovereignty was interrupted between 1580 and 1640. This occurred because the last two kings of the House of Aviz – King Sebastian, who died in the battle of Alcácer Quibir in Morocco, and his great-uncle and successor, King-Cardinal Henry of Portugal – both died without heirs, resulting in the Portuguese succession crisis of 1580.

    Philip II of Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball claimed the throne and so became Philip I of Portugal. Although Portugal did not lose its formal independence, it was governed by the same monarch who governed the Spanish Empire, briefly forming a union of kingdoms. At this time Spain was a geographic territory. The joining of the two crowns deprived Portugal of independent foreign policy and led to its involvement in the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Netherlands.

    The war led to a deterioration of the relations England-icon.png Englandball, and the loss of the strategic trading post Hormuz. From 1595 to 1663 the Dutch-Portuguese War primarily involved the Dutch Empire-icon.png Dutch Republicball's companies invading many Portuguese colonies and commercial interests in Brazil-icon.png Brazilball, Africa, India-icon.png Indiaball and the Far East, causing the Portuguese to lose their sea trade monopoly.

    In 1640, John IV spearheaded an uprising backed by nobles and was proclaimed king. The Portuguese Restoration War between Portugal and Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish Empireball, in the aftermath of the 1640 revolt, ended the sixty-year period of Spanish-Empire-icon.png Iberian Unionball under the House of Habsburg. This was the beginning of the House of Braganza which reigned in Portugal until 1910.

    King John IV's eldest son came to reign as Afonso VI, however, his physical and mental disabilities left him overpowered by Luís de Vasconcelos e Sousa, 3rd Count of Castelo Melhor. After Afonso's death, Pedro came to the throne as King Pedro II. Pedro's reign saw the consolidation of national independence, imperial expansion, and investment in domestic production.

    Official estimates – and most estimates made so far – place the number of Portuguese migrants to Colonial Brazil-icon.png Brazilball during the gold rush of the 18th century at 600,000. This represented one of the largest movements of European populations to their colonies in the Americas during colonial times.

    Pombaline era and Enlightenment[edit | edit source]

    In 1738, Sebastião José de Carvalho de Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, began a diplomatic career as the Portuguese Ambassador in London and later in Vienna. Joseph I was fond of de Melo, and with the Queen Mother's approval, he appointed Melo as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    As the King's confidence in de Melo increased, the King entrusted him with more control of the state. By 1755, Sebastião de Melo was made Prime Minister. He successfully implemented good economic policies in Portugal, abolished slavery in Portugal and in the Portuguese colonies in India-icon.png Indiaball; and ended discrimination against different Christian sects in Portugal.

    But Sebastião de Melo's greatest reforms were economic and financial, with the creation of several companies and guilds to regulate every commercial activity. He ruled with a strong hand by imposing strict laws upon all classes of Portuguese society from the high nobility to the poorest working class. These reforms gained him enemies in the upper classes, especially among the high nobility, who despised him as a social upstart.

    On the morning of 1 November 1755, Lisbon was struck by a violent earthquake with an estimated moment magnitude of 8.5–9. The city was razed to the ground by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami and fires. Sebastião de Melo survived by a stroke of luck and then immediately embarked on rebuilding the city, with his famous quote: "What now? We bury the dead and take care of the living."

    Lisbon suffered no epidemics due to the earthquake and death toll and within less than one year was already being rebuilt. The new city center of Lisbon was designed to resist subsequent earthquakes. Sebastião de Melo also made an important contribution to the study of seismology by designing an inquiry that was sent to every parish in the country.

    Following the earthquake, Joseph I gave de Melo even more power, and he became a powerful, progressive dictator. As his power grew, his enemies increased in number, and bitter disputes with the high nobility became frequent. In 1758 Joseph I was wounded in an attempted assassination. The Távora family and the Duke of Aveiro were implicated and executed after a quick trial. Sebastião de Melo prosecuted every person involved, even women and children. This was the final stroke that broke the power of the aristocracy. Joseph I made his loyal minister Count of Oeiras in 1759.

    In 1762, Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball invaded Portuguese territory as part of the Seven Years' War, but by 1763 the status quo between Spain and Portugal before the war had been restored.

    Napoleonic Era[edit | edit source]

    In the autumn of 1807, France-icon (soldier).png Franceball began moving its troops through Spain-icon.png Spainball to invade Portugal. While British-Portuguese forces fought against the invasion from 1807 to 1811, the royal family and the Portuguese nobility relocated to the Portuguese colony Brazil-icon.png Brazilball. This is known as the Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil-icon.png Brazilball.

    Napoleon's occupation cause, Portugal to begin a slow decline that lasted until the 20th century, which was hastened by the independence Brazil-icon.png Brazilball in 1822. In 1807, as France-icon (soldier).png Franceball's army closed in on Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball, Portugal transferred its court to Brazil-icon.png Brazilball. In 1815, Brazil-icon.png Brazilball was declared a kingdom, and the Kingdom of Portugal was united with it, forming a continental state, the United Kingdom of Portugal Brazil and Algarves-icon.png United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarvesball.

    As a result of the change in its status and the arrival of the Portuguese royal family, Brazilian administrative, civic, economical, military, educational, and scientific apparatus were expanded and highly modernized. When the situation in Europe had cooled down enough so that João VI could return safely to Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball, he instead chose to remain in Brazil-icon.png Brazilball until the Liberal Revolution of 1820, that demanded his return to Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball in 1821.

    He returned to Portugal but left his son Pedro in charge of Brazilball. When the Portuguese Government attempted the following year to return the Kingdom of Brazil to subordinate status, his son Pedro, with the overwhelming support of the Brazilian elites, declared Brazilball's independence from Portugal. Cisplatinaball (today's state of Uruguay-icon.png Uruguayball), was one of the last additions to the territory of Brazilball under Portuguese rule.

    Brazilian independence was recognized in 1825, whereby Emperor Pedro I granted his father the titular honor of Emperor of Brazil. John VI's death in 1826 caused serious questions about his succession. Though Pedro was his heir and reigned briefly as Pedro IV, his status as a Brazilian monarch was seen as an impediment to holding the Portuguese throne by both nations.

    Pedro abdicated in favor of his daughter, Maria II. However, Pedro's brother, Infante Miguel, claimed the throne in protest. After a proposal for Miguel and Maria to marry failed, Miguel seized power as King Miguel I, in 1828. In order to defend his daughter's rights to the throne, Pedro launched the Liberal Wars to reinstall his daughter and establish a constitutional monarchy in Portugal. The war ended in 1834, with Miguel's defeat, the promulgation of a constitution, and the reinstatement of Queen Maria II.

    Last kings and republican period[edit | edit source]

    Queen Maria II (Mary II) and King Ferdinand II's son, King Pedro V (Peter V) modernized the country during his short reign (1853–1861). Under his reign, roads, telegraphs, and railways were constructed and improvements in public health advanced.

    His popularity increased when during the cholera outbreak of 1853–1856, he visited hospitals handing out gifts and comforting the sick. Pedro's reign was short, as he died of cholera in 1861 after a series of deaths in the royal family, including his two brothers and his wife. Not having children, his brother Luís I of Portugal (Louis I) ascended the throne and continued his modernization.

    With the Conference of Berlin of 1884, Portuguese African territories had their borders formally established at the request of Portugal in order to protect the centuries-long Portuguese interests in the continent from rivalries enticed by the Scramble for Africa. Even before the turn of the 20th century, railway tracks as the Benguela railway in Portuguese West Africa-icon.png Angolaball, and the Beira railway in Mozambique, started to be built to link coastal areas and selected inland regions.

    The Portuguese territories in Africa were Portuguese Cape Verde-icon.png Cape Verdeball, Portuguese São Tomé e Príncipe-icon.png São Tomé and Príncipe, Portuguese Guinea-icon.png Guinea-Bissau, Portuguese West Africa-icon.png Angolaball, and Portuguese East Africa-icon.png Mozambiqueball. In addition, Portugal still ruled the Asian territories of Portuguese India-icon.png Goaball, Portuguese Timor-icon.png Timor Lesteball, and Portuguese Macau-icon.png Macauball.

    On 1 February 1908, the king Dom Carlos I of Portugal and his heir apparent, Prince Royal Dom Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza, were murdered in Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball. Under his rule, Portugal had twice been declared bankrupt – on 14 June 1892, and again on 10 May 1902 – causing social turmoil, economic disturbances, protests, revolts, and criticism of the monarchy. Manuel II of Portugal became the new king but was eventually overthrown by the 5 October 1910 revolution, which abolished the regime and instated republicanism in Portugal.

    Political instability and economic weaknesses were fertile ground for chaos and unrest during the Portuguese First Republic. These conditions would lead to the failed Monarchy of the North, the 28 May 1926 coup d'état, and the creation of the National Dictatorship (Ditadura Nacional). This, in turn, led to the establishment of the right-wing dictatorship of the Estado Novo under António de Oliveira Salazar in 1933.

    Portugal was one of only five European countries to remain neutral in World War II. From the 1940s to the 1960s, Portugal was a founding member of NATO-icon.png NATOball, OECD, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

    After India-icon.png Indiaball attained independence in 1947, pro-Indian residents of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, with the support of the Indian government and the help of pro-independence organizations, separated the territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli from Portuguese rule in 1954. In 1961, São João Baptista de Ajudá's annexation by Benin-icon.png Republic of Dahomey was the start of a process that led to the final dissolution of the centuries-old Portuguese Empire.

    According to the census of 1921 São João Baptista de Ajudá had 5 inhabitants and, at the moment of the ultimatum by the Dahomey Government, it had only 2 inhabitants representing Portuguese Sovereignty.

    Another forcible retreat from overseas territories occurred in December 1961 when Portugal refused to relinquish the territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu. As a result, the Portuguese army and navy were involved in armed conflict in its colony of Portuguese India against the Indian Armed Forces.

    The operations resulted in the defeat and surrender of the limited Portuguese defensive garrison, which was forced to surrender to a much larger military force. The outcome was the loss of the remaining Portuguese territories in the Indian subcontinent. The Portuguese regime refused to recognize Indian sovereignty over the annexed territories, which continued to be represented in Portugal's National Assembly until the military coup of 1974.

    Also in the early 1960s, independence movements in the Portuguese overseas provinces of Angola-icon.png Angolaball, Mozambique-icon.png Mozambique, and Guinea in Africa resulted in the Portuguese Colonial War (1961–1974).

    The Portuguese government and army resisted the decolonization of its overseas territories until April 1974, when a bloodless left-wing military coup in Lisbon-icon.png Lisbonball, known as the Carnation Revolution, led the way for the independence of the overseas territories in Africa and Asia, as well as for the restoration of democracy after two years of a transitional period known as PREC (Processo Revolucionário Em Curso). By 1975, all the Portuguese African territories were independent and Portugal held its first democratic elections in 50 years.

    Portugal continued to be governed by a junta until the Portuguese legislative election of 1976. It was won by the Portuguese Socialist Party (PS) and Mário Soares, its leader, became Prime Minister of the 1st Constitutional Government on 23 July.

    Mário Soares would be Prime Minister from 1976 to 1978 and again from 1983 to 1985. Soares tried to resume the economic growth and development record that had been achieved during the last decade of the previous regime. He started to join the European Economic Community (EEC) by starting accession negotiations as early as 1977.

    In 1986, Portugal joined the European Economic Community (EEC) which later became the EU-icon.png EUball. In the following years, Portugal's economy progressed considerably as a result of EEC/EU structural and cohesion funds and Portuguese companies' easier access to foreign markets.

    Portugal's last overseas territory, Macau-icon.png Macauball, was peacefully handed over to China-icon.png Chinaball in 1999, under the 1987 joint declaration that set the terms for Macau-icon.png Macauball's handover from Portugal to China-icon.png Chinaball. In 2002, the independence of East Timor (Asia) was formally recognized by Portugal, after an incomplete decolonization process that was started in 1975.

    On 5 July 2004, José Manuel Barroso, then Prime Minister of Portugal, was nominated President of the European Commission, the most powerful office in the EU-icon.png European Union.

    Portugalball has seen a constant flow of different civilizations during the past 3100 years. Tartesos, Gaul-icon.png Celts, Phoenician-icon.png Phoenicians, Carthage-icon.png Carthaginians, Ancient Greece-icon.png Greeks, SPQR-icon.png Romans, Lusitanians, Germanic (Suevi and Visigoths), Islam-icon.png Muslims, Israel-icon.png Jews, and others have left their mark on the culture, history, language, and ethnicity.

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    Flag Colors[edit | edit source]

    Main Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Pakistan Green 0, 102, 0 C100-M0-Y100-K60 #006600
    Red 255, 0, 0 C0-M100-Y100-K0 #FF0000

    Emblem Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Red 255, 0, 0 C0-M100-Y100-K0 #FF0000
    Yellow 255, 255, 0 C0-M0-Y100-K0 #FFFF00
    White 255, 255, 255 N/A #FFFFFF
    Dark Powder Blue 0, 51, 153 C100-M67-Y0-K40 #003399

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Amigas/Amigos/Friends.[edit | edit source]

    • Brazil-icon.png Brazilball - Meu biggest and stronkest child. PROUD! HUEHUEHUE!!
    • Jordan-icon.png Jordanball - Best friend in Arabia. We're both Mediterranean countryballs that don't border the Mediterranean Sea. For a long time I've been looking for a non-Mediterranean sea bordering countryball like meu and all I found was Mediterranean pig-dogs until I found you, my best friend <3!
    • UK-icon.png UKball - Meu best Friend since 1373. We both hate EU-icon.png EUball for same reasons. WE WERE BOTH OF STRONK EMPIRE! Seriously, though, best friends forever. I give it tea, and it gives me weapons. We have supported each other in every war since 1373.
    • East Timor-icon.png Timor Leste - My young child in the famila who is an exclave of Indonesia-icon.png Indonesiaball. I will protect tu when Indonesiaball ties to anschluss tu again for segundo time.
    • USA-icon.png Canada-icon.png Australia-icon.png New Zealand-icon.png UK's children - They are good friends with me. USAball and Canadaball are in NATO as well! And Australia-icon.png Australiaball.. Stop stealing East Timor-icon.png my child's oil! Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).png or else HUEHUEHUEHUE. Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).png Also why nuke Nagasaki-icon.png My child?
    • Greece-icon.png Greeceball - We will leave EU-icon.png Merkelreich together! Also thank for eating olives with me. So alone.
    • Ethiopia-icon.png Ethiopiaball - Hamite friend. We had our glory days defeating the Ottomans so I now give him aid from its awful famine.
    • Goa-icon.png Goa - Come back plox.
    • Kosovo-icon.png Kosovo - I reconhecer tu.
    • Macau-icon.png Macau - Fellow child. China gave it SO SO MUCH money as I did. HUEHUEHUEHUE!! Now it's under China's sovereignty, They gave us Dalgona coffee but wait, this is so confusing......
    • Ukraine-icon.png Ukraineball - Crimea-icon.png Crimeaball is yours and not my buddies'. And thanks for hosting Eurovision 2017 in your clay!
    • Azores-icon.png Azoresball - Follow example of your Madeira-icon.png sibling and stop with that idea of ​​independence plox.
    • Madeira-icon.png Madeira - Tu and your Azores-icon.png sibling have to get along better!
    • England-icon.png Englandball - Meu spouse! I love you! We both love futebol and I introduced tea to it!
    • China-icon.png China - Yummy Chinese food. I gave back Macau but why yuo hate my best friend UK???? Ah yuo traitor! But I don't need Macau anymore, if Macau is rebelling independence from you, I'm not getting Macau back and support you HUEHUEHUE BUT FREE HONG KONG!
    • Israel-icon.png Israel - Good friend of mine but why yuo are of box? Sorry for not reconciliação seus claims before! The presidents of Portugal-icon.png my past self were retarded tho... BUT PLEASE STOP HURT OF INNOCENT PALESTINEANS!!
    • Russia-icon.png Russiaball and Poland-icon.png Polandball - All of us hate EU-icon.png EUball so we're fine.
    • Romania-icon.png Romaniaball - Sibling. Although I don't know it very well, it likes Cristiano Ronaldo, and I like some of its footballers too.
    • Latvia-icon.png Latviaball - It owes its Eurovision win to me!
    • Vietnam-icon.png Vietnamball - Meu Jesuits invented its alphabet, also we both love Ronaldo as well!
    • India-icon.png Indiaball - Nós have been in good relationships since I recognized Indian soverignty over Goaball, and we still love eachother to this day. Still, 1961 never forget!

    Neutra/Neutro/Neutral[edit | edit source]

    • Angola-icon.png Angola - Another one of my children. Was a pain in the bundo once, but I love it, but what the hell are you doing to your government?
    • Germany-icon.png Germanyball - GIB ME MONIES NOW!! Not really. (Economy getting better since 2008!)
    • Palestine-icon.png Palestineball - Im don't recognizing tu, but we both like Jordan-icon.png Jordanball and I support yuo at war. BUT REMOVE HAMAS! Both of you guys need to of get along.
      • Portugal-icon.png: Good point.
    • Spain-icon.png Spainball - Neighboring irmão, and also a frenemy. We are twins and I want to leave EU-icon.png Merkelreich. We are actually really close although we were enemies in the past. But GIB OLIVENÇA AND STOP CALLING ME WEST SPAIN JUST BECAUSE WE SPEAK SILIMAR LANGUAGES!! Also harasses my friend UKball over owning Gibraltarball.
    • Sri Lanka-icon.png Sri Lanka - Old adoptive child, now adoptive relative through UK-icon.png UKball. I don't talk to it much anymore, but many Sri Lankaballs have Português-derived surnames like Da Alwis, Da Costa, Da Silva, Dias, Fernando, Fonseka, Mendis, Peiris, Perera, Rodrigo.
    • Indonesia-icon.png Indonesiaball - How dare tu bully and anschluss my youngest child!! Well, at least yuo let it go nao, but still... Hard to forgive. Now we can into good relation, and some of its people can into having Portuguese ancestry.

    Inimigos/Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • EU-icon.png EUball - NO! I WILL NOT PAY DEBTS! DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME TO PAY DEBTS! Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).png Or I will quit... Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).png
    • Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball - Tu anschlussed my small child even if I was neutral in WW2!!
    • Crimea-icon.png Crimeaball - Crimea is Ukraine.
    • ISIS-icon.png ISISball - STOP KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE RIGHT FREAKING NOW!Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).pngOr else... Portuguese Empire-icon (tangle).png
    • Bulgaria-icon.png Bulgariaball - I won, tu didn't, so stop complaining. YOU DESPERATE TEENAGER! 
    • North Korea-icon.png North Koreaball - Ha! Tu is claim yuo defeat me 7-0, nope!! I beat yuo easily weak commie country! Tu is adorable, yuo poor clay. (Please don't nuke me it was just a joke plox)
    • Kuwait-icon.png Kuwaitball - Like North Koreaball, eu beat tu! 9-0!
    • Sul-icon.png Sulball - Now go back to my Brazil-icon.png Greatest Strongest child, they never let tu Independnce!!
    • Cuba-icon.png Cuba - Please, stop influencing my child and sending guerrillas and trying to exercise your vommunist Influence on them; Yes?
    • Venezuela-icon.png Venezuela - Friend of that Cuba-icon.png COMMIE. And it hate USA-icon.pngFrance-icon.pngUK-icon.pngSpain-icon.pngCanada-icon.png My Good Friends.
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    Trivia (curiosidades)[edit | edit source]

    • Portugal-icon.png Portugalball used to have the 3rd largest empire.
    • It is older than its sibing, Spain-icon.png Spainball.
    • It has Pilgrimage Centre in its Capital.
    • It has the oldest ally, UK-icon.png UKball since 1373.
    • It is bery good at football because of have this guy or learnings from Brazil-icon.png its stronk child.
    • PortugueseEmpire-icon.png kingdom of Portugalball lasted for nearly 800 years, from 1139 to 1910. Since 1910, the country has been a republic, and the President-icon.png modern democratic republic was founded in 1976.
    • Its youngest children are Macau-icon.png Macauball and East Timor-icon.png East Timorball.

    Districts[edit | edit source]

    Autonomous Regions[edit | edit source]

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