What is Portugal known for?

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Democracy, Christianity, the Latin alphabet, western ways of dressing and education, and English (English language) as a secondary language. Many Visayans also spoke Spanish during the Spanish period. Based on the diary of the Portuguese (Portugal) merchant in early 16th century, it stated that the name of Medan was actually derived from Medina which is actually a holy city in the western of Saudi Arabia. However, other sources indicated that the name of Medan actually came from Indian Hindi language word "Maidan" meaning "ground" or "land"(like in Pragati Maidan in Delhi). One of the Karo-Indonesia dictionary written by Darwin Prinst SH published in 2002 wrote that Medan could also be defined as "recover" or "be better". * On October 24, in Lima, Peru, an aerostatic balloon accidentally crashed against transmission towers (electricity pylon) causing a short circuit which affected nearly 13 districts in the capital. The power was restored that same night.

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) is the Portuguese (Portugal) parliament. It is located in a historical building in Lisbon, referred to as Palácio de São Bento, the site of an old Benedictine monastery. The Palace of São Bento was formerly known as the seat of the National Assembly (''Assembleia Nacional'') during the Estado Novo (Estado Novo (Portugal)) regime. However, it was a dangerous time and the United States consulate in Marseille was strongly urging all Americans to leave France. Davenport soon met fellow American, Mary Jayne Gold, a wealthy Chicago socialite, and the two teamed up with another American, the journalist Varian Fry. At enormous risk to themselves, Davenport and the others ran a covert operation helping writers, artists, scientists, and academics Jews escape from France. They arranged for some of these refugees to escape over the mountains to the safety of Spain and Portugal while others they smuggled aboard freighters (Cargo ship) sailing to either North Africa or ports in North (North America) or South America. * Poland - Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza (Józef Czyrek, PB, CCS) * Portugal - Partido Comunista Português (Joaquim Gomes, PC) * Romania - Partidul Communist Român (Romanian Communist Party) (Gheorge Oprea, Political Executive Committee, Vice Prime Minister) * The symbol of the Norwegian (Norway) Nasjonal Samling was as golden yellow sun cross on red background. * The symbol of Salazar's (António de Oliveira Salazar) Portuguese (Portugal) Estado Novo (Estado Novo (Portugal)) regime was a stylized version of the Armillary sphere and shield found on the national flag; its rivals in the Movimento Nacional-Sindicalista (National Syndicalists (Portugal)) used the Order of Christ Cross. * The symbol of the Romanian Iron Guard was a triple cross (a variant of the triple parted and fretted) - three parallel verticals intersected with three parallel horizontals, usually in black; it was meant to represent prison bars, as a badge of martyrdom. It was sometimes deemed the ''Archangel Michael (Michael (archangel)) Cross'', after the patron saint of the movement. Portuguese rule


plays ''Power (Power (play))'' (2003), and ''Summerfolk (Summerfolk (play))'' (1999) both premiered at the same venue. ''Power'' deals with the intrigue and tension of the court of the young Louis XIV of France. It has been produced at theatres in Portugal, Poland and Hungary, as well as the Finnish National Theatre (Kansallisteatteri). Biography Van Rheede was born in a family of noblemen that played a leading part in the political, administrative and cultural life

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''Traité de droit comparé'' - in French; Paris 1950-1952 believed that, for purposes of classifying the (then) contemporary legal systems of the world, it was required that those systems ''per se'' get studied, irrespective of external factors, such as geographical ones. They proposed the classification of legal system into seven groups, or so-called 'families', in particular the *French group (Law of France), under which they also included the countries that codified their law either in 19th or in the first half of the 20th century, using the Napoleonic ''code civil'' (Napoleonic code) of year 1804 as a model; this includes countries and jurisdictions such as Italy, Portugal, Spain, Louisiana, states of South America (such as Brazil), Quebec, Santa Lucia, Romania, the Ionian Islands, Egypt, and Lebanon *German group (Law of Germany) Both Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) (John Cabot) and Giovanni da Verrazzano are reported

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;, founded 1660). A ship, the ''Saint-Louis'', was built in the Netherlands by the shipowner Fermanel, but the ship foundered soon after being launched. Mantienne, p.28 At the same time, the establishment of a trading compagny and the perceived threat of French missionary efforts to Asia was met with huge opposition by the Jesuits, the Portuguese (Portugal), the Dutch (Netherlands) and even the ''Propaganda'', leading to the issuing of an interdiction of the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement by Cardinal Mazarin in 1660. ''Asia in the Making of Europe'', p.232 In spite of these events, the King, the Assembly of the French Clergy, the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement and private donors accepted to finance the effort, and the three bishop managed to depart, although they now had to travel on land.

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to build and operate cinemas in Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland (Republic of Ireland), Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan and the UK (United Kingdom). In Europe In Portugal, ''Frango de Churrasco'' with piri piri (a kind of salty roasted chicken cooked on the ''churrasqueira'', spiced with hot red chili sauce) is very popular and appreciated. Portuguese churrasco and chicken dishes are very popular in countries with Portuguese communities


Pope's words) '''Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão''' (1685, Santos, São Paulo (Santos (São Paulo)), colony of Brazil (Colonial Brazil) – November 18, 1724, Toledo, Spain), was a priest and naturalist (Natural history) born in the then Portuguese (Portugal) colony of Brazil (Colonial Brazil), noted for his early work on lighter-than-air airship design. Early life Gusmão began his novitiate in the Society of Jesus at Bahia when he was about fifteen years

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Coelho Neto was born in the city of Caxias (Caxias, Maranhão), Maranhão on February 21, 1864. His father was Portuguese (Portugal), but his mother was an indigenous woman, Ana Silvestre Coelho. At six years years of age, his parents moved to Rio de Janeiro. He began his education at the Externato of the Colegio Pedro II. He attempted medical school but soon gave up. In 1883 he enrolled at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo University of São Paulo School of Law

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an exact match to this sample from DNA of a Moroccan (Morocco) Jew, and close matches from his database with two other Middle Eastern Jews and an Egyptian. On the boat, Challenger shows a sarcastic Summerlee and his expedition members a map, drawn up by a Portuguese (Portugal) man called Padre Mendoz who ended up in the remote, uncharted area of Brazil which Challenger claims prehistoric creatures thrive. Most notably, there is a plateau

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. - - 100px (File:Flag of Madeira.svg) 1978- Flag of (Flag of Madeira) '''Madeira''' Portugal The design consists of a blue-gold-blue vertical triband (triband (flag)) with a red-bordered white Cross of Christ (Order of Christ (Portugal)) in the centre. The flag presents striking similarities with the flag of the now deceased Madeira Archipelago Liberation Front. - The '''Battle of Badajoz''' was one of the first major Spanish State Nationalist


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The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times (Prehistoric Iberia). The Celts and the Romans (Roman Republic) were followed by the Visigothic (Visigoths) and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian ''Reconquista'' of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal established itself as a kingdom (Kingdom of Portugal) independent from León (Kingdom of León). Brian Jenkins, Spyros A. Sofos, ''Nation and identity in contemporary Europe'', p. 145, Routledge, 1996, ISBN 0-415-12313-5 In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western (Western Civilization) influence and established the first global empire (Portuguese Empire), Melvin Eugene Page, Penny M. Sonnenburg, p. 481 becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers (Education superpower), and ultimately dividing the world with Spain (Treaty of Tordesilhas).

The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau to the People's Republic of China in 1999 (''de facto'') or the granting of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002 (''de jure'') after occupation by Indonesia since 1975. The empire spread throughout a vast number of territories that are now part of 53 different sovereign states (Evolution of the Portuguese Empire), leaving a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today (Lusophone) (making it the sixth most spoken first language (List of languages by number of native speakers)) and a number of Portuguese-based creoles (Portuguese-based creole languages). Portugal's international status was greatly reduced during the 19th century, especially following the Independence (Independence of Brazil) of Brazil. After the 1910 revolution (5 October 1910 revolution) deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic (First Portuguese Republic) was established, itself being superseded by the "Estado Novo" right-wing authoritarian regime (Estado Novo (Portugal)). Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. Shortly after, independence was granted to Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau.

Portugal is a developed country with an advanced economy (Developed country#IMF advanced economies), high living standards 2014 Global Report. (Europe 2014) http: www.numbeo.com quality-of-life rankings_by_country.jsp Social Progress Index and high-quality infrastructures, ranking 2nd in the quality of the road network http: www.statista.com statistics 268157 ranking-of-the-20-countries-with-the-highest-road-quality and 11th overall, http: www.statista.com statistics 264753 ranking-of-countries-according-to-the-general-quality-of-infrastructure according to the Global Competitiveness Report. It is one of the world's most globalized (Globalization Index), peaceful (Global Peace Index) and responsive (List of countries by discrimination and violence against minorities) nations. Global Peace Index. Institute for Economics and Peace. visionofhumanity.org (July 2014) List of countries by Fragile States Index#Very Stable. Fragile States Index (July 2014) It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Eurozone, OECD, NATO, WTO, Schengen Area, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal was among the first countries to abolish capital punishment in 1867. On 31 May 2010, Portugal became the sixth country in Europe and the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage (same-sex marriage in Portugal) on the national level. Portugal also received international attention for being the first country in the world to fully decriminalize the usage of all drugs in 2001.

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