Portugal: Revolt in a Non-Colony

Perhaps because Portugal has been a colonial power for so long,* most modern Portuguese profess to see no distinction between the homeland and the Overseas Provinces, which are no longer referred to as colonies. Vivid in the memories of adult Portuguese are grade school wall maps on which Portugal (roughly the size of Indiana) was always accompanied by its mammoth possessions. Superimposed on the map of Europe, they extended clear across Spain and France. The message of the maps: "Portugal is not a small country." Last week events on two continents hastened...

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