and largest city
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• 2021 estimate
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country in Western Europe.
A military coup in 1974 overthrew the USA-backed fascist Estado Novo regime that had ruled the country since the 1920s. The provisional government then began to nationalize major industries, establish a minimum wage, and begin a land reform program. The USA subverted Portuguese trade unions and sabotaged the economy by cutting off trade. NATO sent 19 warships to Lisbon to intimidate the country and allow CIA-funded politicians to take power.
- ↑ William Blum (2002). Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower: 'A Concise History of United States Global Interventions, 1945 to the Present' (p. 124). [PDF] Zed Books Ltd. ISBN 9781842772201 [LG]