History UsefulNotes / PortugueseMenOfWar

8th Oct '15 5:46:40 PM MarkLungo
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However, the Portuguese nobility were not happy with the personal union. They keenly felt the neglect of the Portuguese language in the courts of Philip III and Philip IV, resented the way that many high posts in the Portuguese government went to Castilians, and generally felt that they would be much richer if they had a country which was politically neutral and so didn't have to fight so many wars and therefore tax them so much. In the middle of Portugal-Castile-León-Aragon's EightyYearsWar against Dutch rebels and ThirtyYearsWar against the Protestant countries of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1640s, several Portuguese nobles took the opportunity to revolt and launched constant raiding expeditions into Castile. With the government heavily committed overseas and later decisively defeated in and completely bankrupted (several times!) by both wars, Philip IV eventually had no choice but to let Portugal have its independence.

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However, the Portuguese nobility were not happy with the personal union. They keenly felt the neglect of the Portuguese language in the courts of Philip III and Philip IV, resented the way that many high posts in the Portuguese government went to Castilians, and generally felt that they would be much richer if they had a country which was politically neutral and so didn't have to fight so many wars and therefore tax them so much. In the middle of Portugal-Castile-León-Aragon's EightyYearsWar [[UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar Eighty Years' War]] against Dutch rebels and ThirtyYearsWar against the Protestant countries of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1640s, several Portuguese nobles took the opportunity to revolt and launched constant raiding expeditions into Castile. With the government heavily committed overseas and later decisively defeated in and completely bankrupted (several times!) by both wars, Philip IV eventually had no choice but to let Portugal have its independence.



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17th Mar '15 9:13:44 AM Quag15
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!! Portugese military in fiction
''Videogame/{{Arma}}'' ''2'': The Guerra do Ultramar mod adds the Portugese military (1960s/1970s era) and the other factions involved in the Overseas War to the game.

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!! Portugese Portuguese military in fiction
''Videogame/{{Arma}}'' ''2'': The Guerra do Ultramar mod adds the Portugese Portuguese military (1960s/1970s era) and the other factions involved in the Overseas War to the game.
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22nd Dec '14 10:30:50 PM Coincleaner
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The Portuguese armed forces had a long tradition dating back to Portugal's founding in the 12th century. Portuguese militia units under King Afonso Henriques secured Portugal's independence from the Kingdom of Leon and continued raiding the Moorish realms throughout the 12th to 15th century. When Portugal developed her trading links with West Afrika in the 15th century she eventually became the chief European trading partner with West Afrika and tried to act as middleman for goods travelling between the Mediterranean and Atlantic trade theatres. In the early 16th century Portuguese ships trvalled further than ever before, sailing around the bottom of Afrika and South America and even around the entire world - using Royal funds to rent trading posts right across Afrika, India, and the Far East. Portugal also lucked into large, underpopulated areas in South America (Brazil).

Portugal's chief ally in this period was England and her chief rival the personal union of Castile-Leon-Aragon ('Spain'). When in 1580 the King of Portugal and most of the Portuguese nobility attempted to wage ''an honest-to-goodness Crusade'' against the Moors and were completely butchered, his closest living relative took the trone. Philip II of Castile-Leon, Philip I of Aragon, and Philip I of Portugal (all the same person) then ruled a united Iberian peninsula for the first time since the Romans.

However, the Portuguese nobility were not happy with the personal union. They keenly felt the neglect of the Portuguese language in the courts of Philip III and Philip IV, resented the way that many high posts in the Portuguese government went to Castilians, and generally felt that they would be much richer if they had a country which was politically neutral and so didn't have to fight so many wars and therefore tax them so much. In the middle of Portugal-Castile-Leon-Aragon's EightyYearsWar against Dutch rebels and ThirtyYearsWar against the Protestant countries of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1640s, several Portuguese nobles took the opportunity to revolt and launched constant raiding expeditions into Castile. With the government heavily committed overseas and later decisively defeated in and completely bankrupted (several times!) by both wars, Philip IV eventually had no choice but to let Portugal have its independence.

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The Portuguese armed forces had a long tradition dating back to Portugal's founding in the 12th century. Portuguese militia units under King Afonso Henriques secured Portugal's independence from the Kingdom of Leon and continued raiding the Moorish realms throughout the 12th to 15th century. When Portugal developed her trading links with West Afrika Africa in the 15th century she eventually became the chief European trading partner with West Afrika Africa and tried to act as middleman for goods travelling between the Mediterranean and Atlantic trade theatres. In the early 16th century Portuguese ships trvalled further than ever before, sailing around the bottom of Afrika Africa and South America and even around the entire world - using Royal funds to rent trading posts right across Afrika, Africa, India, and the Far East. Portugal also lucked into large, underpopulated areas in South America (Brazil).

Portugal's chief ally in this period was England and her chief rival was the personal union of Castile-Leon-Aragon Castile-León-Aragon ('Spain'). When in 1580 the In 1580, King of Portugal Sebastian and most of the Portuguese nobility attempted to wage ''an honest-to-goodness Crusade'' against the Moors Morroccans, and were completely butchered, butchered. Sebastian died without an heir, so his closest living relative - who was in Spain - took the trone. throne. Philip II of Castile-Leon, Castile-León, Philip I of Aragon, and Philip I of Portugal (all the same person) then ruled a united Iberian peninsula for the first time since the Romans.

However, the Portuguese nobility were not happy with the personal union. They keenly felt the neglect of the Portuguese language in the courts of Philip III and Philip IV, resented the way that many high posts in the Portuguese government went to Castilians, and generally felt that they would be much richer if they had a country which was politically neutral and so didn't have to fight so many wars and therefore tax them so much. In the middle of Portugal-Castile-Leon-Aragon's Portugal-Castile-León-Aragon's EightyYearsWar against Dutch rebels and ThirtyYearsWar against the Protestant countries of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1640s, several Portuguese nobles took the opportunity to revolt and launched constant raiding expeditions into Castile. With the government heavily committed overseas and later decisively defeated in and completely bankrupted (several times!) by both wars, Philip IV eventually had no choice but to let Portugal have its independence.



Later, the Portuguese military were involved with both sides in the Liberal Wars of 1828-34, a civil war between Dom Pedro (who by then, was the ex-ruler of Brazil), and Dom Miguel who was the king of Portugal at that time. Dom Pedro's daughter, Queen Maria da Gloria, eventually won the war.

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Later, the Portuguese military were involved with both sides in the Liberal Wars of 1828-34, a civil war between Dom the brothers Pedro IV (who by then, was the ex-ruler of Brazil), and Dom Miguel I, who was the king of Portugal at that time. Dom Pedro's daughter, Queen Maria da Gloria, Glória, eventually won the war.



Under Premier Salazar's rule, the Portuguese sent 18,000 volunteers in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar on the side of Franco. In 1939, the governments of Salazar and Franco signed the Iberian Pact, ensuring neutrality for both sides in World War II. To ensure the neutrality, foreign policy relied on helping both parties in non compromising ways; namely selling (legally) wolframium to the axis, and allowing the construction of the Azores air base, possible by the Treaty of Windsor with the United Kingdom, the [[BindingAncientTreaty oldest mutual assistance treaty]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Windsor_1386 still active]]'' (1386!). The air base was later assigned to the United States and it still stands active (albeit with lesser importance) nowadays.

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Under Premier Salazar's rule, the Portuguese sent 18,000 volunteers in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar on the side of Franco. In 1939, the governments of Salazar and Franco signed the Iberian Pact, ensuring neutrality for both sides in World War II. To ensure the neutrality, foreign policy relied on helping both parties in non compromising ways; namely selling (legally) wolframium to the axis, Axis, and allowing the construction of the Azores air base, possible by the Treaty of Windsor with the United Kingdom, the [[BindingAncientTreaty oldest mutual assistance treaty]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Windsor_1386 still active]]'' (1386!). The air base was later assigned to the United States and it still stands active (albeit with lesser importance) nowadays.
7th Dec '14 4:44:24 PM Str8taim
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''Videogame/Arma 2'': The Guerra do Ultramar mod adds the Portugese military (1960s/1970s era) and the other factions involved in the Overseas War to the game.

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\n''Videogame/Arma 2'': ''Videogame/{{Arma}}'' ''2'': The Guerra do Ultramar mod adds the Portugese military (1960s/1970s era) and the other factions involved in the Overseas War to the game.
7th Dec '14 4:41:44 PM Str8taim
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7th Dec '14 4:40:10 PM Str8taim
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The Portuguese military since World War II had to contend with African independence movements, as well as the Indian seizing of Goa in 1961. However, many leftist military officers were tired of the war and were disillusioned[[note]]namely, in regards to carrer promotions remaining "frozen", hereby being an obstacle to social mobility[[/note]] with Portuguese premier Marcello Caetano, that they, along with left-wing protesters, initiated a revolution in 1974 known as the Carnation Revolution. It also restored Portuguese democracy and eventually the Portuguese military retired from politics.

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The Portuguese military since World War II had to contend with African independence movements, as well as the Indian seizing of Goa in 1961.1961, in a conflict that came to be known as the Overseas War or Guerra do Ultramar. However, many leftist military officers were tired of the war and were disillusioned[[note]]namely, in regards to carrer promotions remaining "frozen", hereby being an obstacle to social mobility[[/note]] with Portuguese premier Marcello Caetano, that they, along with left-wing protesters, initiated a revolution in 1974 known as the Carnation Revolution. It also restored Portuguese democracy and eventually the Portuguese military retired from politics.


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!! Portugese military in fiction

''Videogame/Arma 2'': The Guerra do Ultramar mod adds the Portugese military (1960s/1970s era) and the other factions involved in the Overseas War to the game.
29th Oct '14 9:25:09 AM Quag15
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Although conscription was the rule before, it was abolished in the 2000s. The Portuguese military today is professionalized though there are many complaints of lack of manpower. The country was a founding member of NATO.

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Although conscription was the rule before, it was abolished in the 2000s. The Portuguese military today is professionalized though there are many complaints of lack of manpower. The country was is a founding member of NATO.
NATO and has participated in missions in places like Kosovo.
29th Oct '14 9:24:23 AM Quag15
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The Portuguese military since World War II had to contend with African independence movements, as well as the Indian seizing of Goa in 1961. However, many leftist military officers were tired of the war and were disillusioned with Portuguese premier Marcello Caetano, that they, along with left-wing protesters, initiated a revolution in 1974 known as the Carnation Revolution. It also restored Portuguese democracy and eventually the Portuguese military retired from politics.

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The Portuguese military since World War II had to contend with African independence movements, as well as the Indian seizing of Goa in 1961. However, many leftist military officers were tired of the war and were disillusioned disillusioned[[note]]namely, in regards to carrer promotions remaining "frozen", hereby being an obstacle to social mobility[[/note]] with Portuguese premier Marcello Caetano, that they, along with left-wing protesters, initiated a revolution in 1974 known as the Carnation Revolution. It also restored Portuguese democracy and eventually the Portuguese military retired from politics.
29th Oct '14 9:22:30 AM Quag15
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In the Peninsular War against Napoleon's France the Portuguese military were forced to abandon their entire country to the French and fall back to a ''national redoubt'' in the immediate area around the capital of Lisbon which could be supplied by sea - the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lines_of_Torres_Vedras. With massive British food aid and a large British military garisson, the redoubt managed to hold out for a year before the British went on to drive the French completely out of the Iberian peninsula with the help of Spanish and Portuguese partisans.

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In the Peninsular War against Napoleon's France the Portuguese military were forced to abandon their entire country to the French and fall back to a ''national redoubt'' in the immediate area around the capital of Lisbon which could be supplied by sea - the http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lines_of_Torres_Vedras.org/wiki/Lines_of_Torres_Vedras Lines of Torres Vedras]] proved a remarkable defence against the French troops. With massive British food aid and a large British military garisson, the redoubt managed to hold out for a year before the British went on to drive the French completely out of the Iberian peninsula with the help of Spanish and Portuguese partisans.
28th Oct '14 12:06:15 AM MAI742
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Portugal's chief ally in this period was England and her chief rival the personal union of Castile-Leon-Aragon ('Spain'). When in 1580 the King of Portugal and entire Portuguese nobility attempted to wage ''an honest-to-goodness Crusade'' against the Moors and were completely butchered, his closest living relative took the trone. Philip II of Castile-Leon, Philip I of Aragon, and Philip I of Portugal (all the same person) then ruled a united Iberian peninsula for the first time since the Romans.

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Portugal's chief ally in this period was England and her chief rival the personal union of Castile-Leon-Aragon ('Spain'). When in 1580 the King of Portugal and entire most of the Portuguese nobility attempted to wage ''an honest-to-goodness Crusade'' against the Moors and were completely butchered, his closest living relative took the trone. Philip II of Castile-Leon, Philip I of Aragon, and Philip I of Portugal (all the same person) then ruled a united Iberian peninsula for the first time since the Romans.
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