40 years ago: the grandeur and the limits of the Portuguese Revolution
Publisher: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Date Written: 01/04/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16200
The Portuguese Revolution plunged its roots in the crisis of the Salazar regime. A fascist dictatorship based on a reactionary ideology which would serve as inspiration for the Vichy regime, the Estado novo (New State) presents original features in comparison with the fascist regimes of Mussolini and Hitler, features that help to explain both its longevity and its weakness at the moment of its crisis in the early 1970s.