PORTUGAL: Audacious Pageant

With all the audacity of a squirrel that finds a nut and then points to it instead of hiding it, diminutive Portugal last week rashly called attention to herself and her empire-fourth largest area in the world-by proclaiming a six-month festival to celebrate the Sooth anniversary of her independence and the tercentenary of her restoration following 60 years under Spain.

Her possessions are menaced by greedy giants on the warpath and her defense forces are limited to 165,000 soldiers and 35 small warships, but she called upon her colonies throughout the world to...

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