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What was the "Muslim Genocide" Bharatvarsha committed like? Was it similar to the Holocaust or the Armenian Genocide or was it more like the Poles and Czechs kicking out their German minority after WW2 or somewhere in between?
 
Country profile - Portugal
Portugal is a country in Western Europe, bordered by Spain in the east and by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, south and west.

History
After the overthrow of the monarchy in 1910, the Portuguese Republic wouldn’t remain quiet, due to the unbearable fractures between conservatives, monarchists and liberals within the society, the trade unions and the Church. After a failed attempt by Pimenta de Castro, Major Sidonio Pais managed to take power in Portugal after his 5-8 December 1917 coup, merging the offices of President and Prime Minister. An ardent Republican, Sidonio Pais, the President-King according to writer Fernando Pessoa, concentrated unprecedented power and wished to form a New State, an Estado Novo, that would restore Portugal’s stability. Putting in place a literal and conservative cult of personality, Pais and his ideology, Dezembrismo, has been called an ideological predecessor to pyrism, with the 1922 Constitution being seen as a direct inspiration for D’Annunzio. Surviving two close assassination attempts in 1918 and a monarchist coup attempt in 1919, Sidonio Pais would try to cement his power and protect his homeland by intervening in the Spanish Civil War in 1921. The move backfired terribly, as the Portuguese Army was untrained and the Syndicalist Armies would enter and then conquer Portugal in a matter of four months, forcing Sidonio Pais to go into exile in the Azores in May 1926. In the mean time, the Portuguese colonies in Africa were all occupied and annexed by Germany, with Madeira and Portuguese holdouts in India and China being put under “protection” by the British.

On the mainland, Syndicalist Portugal was quickly integrated into the Confederation of Workers’ Republics, even though the authorities in Paris would dismiss Portugal as too rural to sustain the Revolution and too backwards to the ideals of the working men ; nevertheless, Portuguese soldiers were strong inside the Syndicalist Armies, and some figures emerged during the Syndicalist era such as Salgado Zenha, Alvaro Cunhal or Francisco Rolao Preto.

Meanwhile, in the Azores, Sidonio Pais’ government-in-exile quickly turned into a virtual British protectorate and a phony court, uniting behind Sidonio Pais all reactionary and conservative elements of Portuguese society, including monarchists, much to Pais’s dismay. After his death in December 1943, in the opening days of the World War, Sidonio Pais was succeeded by General José Norton do Matos, inclined to democracy but willing to safeguard’s Portugal future stability by converting to constitutional monarchy, in a resigned sense.

Providing a perfect outpost for the Allied counter-attack against the CWR, the Azores saw the launch of Operation Anvil in early 1948, opening a second Iberian Front ; Norton do Matos had the intelligence to put the invading force under his immediate control, allowing Azorean forces to free Portugal on themselves and to ensure the government-in-exile a seat in the Congress of Budapest as a full allied nation. The Portuguese went as far as to take Santiago de Compostela in 1949, allowing them to form a buffer state in Galicia, a longheld dream of the Portuguese nationalists. By the time the World War was over, Portugal had managed to liberate themselves.

The nationbuilding was complete with a Constituant Assembly and the tenure of free elections, along with a referendum that approved the restoration of the monarchy, under sole pretender Dom Duarte Nuno, who would become a constitutional King of the Portuguese as Duarte II. Although Portugal escaped Allied occupation after the defeat of Syndicalism, the new country had the displeasure of only having Madeira returned in the New York Conference, with Germany refusing to return any African colony, convincing Portugal not to join the Reichspakt. Portugal compensated with the annexation of Galicia, after a referendum in 1956 deemed by many historians as heavily influenced by Portuguese authorities. Galicia would keep his autonomy by a 1959 law, and, after the outbreak of a small neo-syndicalist guerilla there, Portugal would become a federal country in 1975, granting even more powers to Galicia, the Azores and Madeira in the new Portugal.

Up to his demise in 1977, political life was dominated by General Humberto Delgado, President of Council from 1956 to 1957, from 1965 to 1969 and from 1969 to 1977, who succeeded Norton do Matos after his death : instead of installing an authoritarian regime as in much western Europe, Delgado, a convinced democrat, encouraged political alternance, giving his blessing to complete amnesty to former Syndicalists in 1959 and even accepting to quit power after student demonstrations in 1968, only to return a year later.
The 1983 crisis would strike Portugal hard, before the far-reaching economic reforms of President of Council Teresa Simoes Ferreira (1985-1997) managed to take Portugal out of the economic doldrums, becoming a darling of liberal economists. Simoes Ferreira would later become the first Chairwoman of the World Council, proving the importance of the small nation in the world, heavily invested in European construction. The ultraliberal economy would nevertheless be heavily impacted by a series of bankruptcies in 2010, resulting in massive riots and the triumph of democratic marxism in the 2017 elections.

Political situation
According to its 1949 Constitution, revised in 1975, Portugal is a federal parliamentary monarchy : regions have a strong degree of autonomy, each having their own legislative body and having exclusive jurisdiction for law and order, education, press, public housing, freedom of assembly and carceral system, as long as their decisions don’t contradict the Constitution. The government takes on foreign affairs, economy, trade, citizenship, defense, budget and currency standards, and is led by the President of Council, himself designated by the King according to the composition of the Cortes Gerais, the House of Parliament, itself elected every four years. The judiciary system is based on civil law.

The King of the Portuguese, whose succession lays in male primogeniture, must be Catholic and belong to the House of Braganza : apart from holding ceremonial powers, he however appoints the President of Council and has the power to call for early elections. The reigning king is Duarte III, who succeeded his father Duarte II on 24 December 1976 : both of them are members of the Miguelist branch of the House of Braganza, the eldest one since the passing of former King Manuel II in 1932. Born in exile in Switzerland in 1945, he became Duke of Braganza and heir to the throne upon his father’s restoration in 1949 : serving in the Air Force when his father passed away, King Duarte has made efforts to uphold progressivism and democracy in Portugal, even daring to criticize President of Council Teresa Simoes Ferreira. The current heir is Infante Afonso.

The President of Council has been Marisa Matias since 1 October 2017, having been reelected on 3 October 2021. A professor of sociology from the University of Coimbra and a deputy, Matias is a member of Politics XXI (Politica XXI), a democratic marxist and reformist party : she was designated leader of Hope for Portugal (Esprança Portugal) Coalition, an alliance of leftist, progressive, liberal and center-left parties, riding on an agenda of restoring the welfare state, upholding civil liberties and dignity. Credited as one of the leaders of the European New Left, Matias managed to win reelection along with her coalition on 3 October 2021, thanks to her extremely progressive and reformist record and her excellent handling of the Wuchang Pneumonia crisis.

Social situation, population
With an aging and little population, Portugal is fairly comparable to every country in Europe : the good living conditions and enjoyable employment, along with affordable and high level public facilities (Portugal ranks high in European reviews of hospitals, universities and human rights) have led the small country to be a favorite destination for immigrants, many of them Russian,Middle Eastern, Chinese or African, with more and more Portuguese remaining in their homeland out of opportunity or sheer nationalism.

The Universities of Lisbon and Coimbra are among the most renowned in Europe, and the reaction of the Portuguese health care system in handling the Wuchang Pneumonia pandemic, putting in place a harsh sanitary policy, was noticed throughout the world. With Marisa Matias’ inclusive policy of lawmaking, directed towards women protection and equality, along with the Constitution protecting individual rights (to the Catholic Church’s dismay), Portugal is considered among one of the most progressive countries in the world in terms of human rights.

Economy
Heavily concentrated on industry (mostly shipbuilding, consumer goods and construction) after the World War, member of the European Community, heavily dépendent on trade with Great Britain being the main partner, Portugal suffered terribly with the 1983 economic crisis, many industries failing and bankrupting due to all disruptions in command. Under the Presidency of Teresa Simoes Ferreira, her so-called « Shock Therapy » would forcibly turn Portugal into a tertiary economy, concentrating on tourism and telecommunications, massively privatizing all governement companies and services and effectively ending all traces of a welfare state. The policy led Portugal to quickly recover by the mid-80s and havé à profitable budget but by then, most social services were now owned by foreign companies and the inequalities grew considerably, sending hundreds of thousands of Portuguese below the poverty line and millions unemployed. These social issues led to a renewal of economic nationalism and leftist parties, effectively allowing the election of Marisa Matias, who has undertaken the renewal of a welfare state complete with small-scale nationalizations, heavy taxation on foreign assets and thé proclamation of social protection laws, ending the reputation of Portugal as Hayek’s favorite child.

Tourism is now by far the largest industry in Portugal and the country even made efforts to ride on a gray economy wave, actively wooing foreign retirees with the promise of affordable health care and tax bonuses on real estate and investments. British nationals have been so far happy to oblige, the Algarve and the Azores now speaking more and more English, until the Wuchang Pneumonia stroke.

Military
In spite of having been a member of the Allies in the World War, Portugal is not a member of the Reichspakt, political leaders having decided against in protest of the German overtaking of their African colonies. All professional since the Simoes Ferreira era, the Portuguese Armed Forces, composed of Ground Forces, Navy and Air Force, is devoted to defense missions, mostly in the maritime space held by Portugal ; built during the World War, the naval base of the Azores is still taken care of by the state, in spite of various American, German and British efforts to lease it. Having been deprived of its colonies on the onset of the Greater Game, Portugal remained a neutral country, ready to undertake its own defense, while the military has enjoyed tremendous prestige, given it led its own liberation of the country during the World War and that army generals held executive positions in the aftermath, from José Norton do Matos to Humberto Delgado.

Culture
Helped by its rich history, Portugal remains as a staple of European culture, thanks to its powerful historical heritage but also the renown of its modern culture, represented by the likes of Fernando Pessoa and Nobel Prize of Literature José Saramago in literature, Manoel de Oliveira and Miguel Gomes in cinema and the success of fado and Amalia Rodrigues in music. The federal nature of Portugal allowed also the cultures of Galicia, the Azores and Madeira to flourish and their local languages to remain strong. The national narrative tended to value the image of a precursor Portugal, unique in their culture and their contributions to mankind : a reflection of the little country’s soft power.
 
Why is Poland irradiated?

They got nuked by the German Empire at some point.

Or are fairly small for a Nuclear Disaster.
In repressing a Polish uprising, the Germans went berzerk.
Will France Become a Kingdom on Friday??
And How is Iran so thick??
It still is. As of Iran, they managed to grow at the expanse of Russia.
What was the "Muslim Genocide" Bharatvarsha committed like? Was it similar to the Holocaust or the Armenian Genocide or was it more like the Poles and Czechs kicking out their German minority after WW2 or somewhere in between?

Very interesting stuff.
It was at first awful pogrom-like massacres and then it turned along the Armenian Genocide lines.
 
What was the TL where Angola was a Catholic Theocracy and Portugal was some sort of radical atheist state?
Footprint of Mussolini .

 
Galicia referendum, 1956
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The Galicia-Portugal referendum of April, 10 1956 (also known as the Portugalicia Plebiscite) was a public consultation held in the short-lived Galician Republic (1949-1956), where more than 77 % of voters agreed to the reunion of Galicia with Portugal, that became effective on December, 31 1956.

Spain, as all constituent countries of the CWR, was divided in occupation areas ; yet, Portugal, that had managed to lead its own liberation from the Azores, had also liberated the Spanish region of Galicia; with support of the long repressed Galician and pan-Iberian resistent movements, Galicia was proclaimed as an independent Republic with prominent Galician nationalist writer Alfonso Daniel Rodriguez Castelao as President. The Conference of Philadelphia acknowledged Portugeuse control over Galicia.

Galicia had never been independent since the Middle Ages and had been a influential center of Spain due to the role of Santiago de Compostela’s sanctity and of its ports in the conquest of America, and had only united with Portugal in the early XIIth Century. Yet Portuguese nationalists, and many Pan-Iberians, had supported the idea of an united shoreline, as Galcia had a long history of cultural closeness with Portugal, Galician language being very close to Portuguese.

President Alexandre Bovera, who succeeded Castelao after his death, was a mere puppet of Portugal, who had inherited a ruined country, repressed for decades by the Syndicalists and heavily ravaged by British aerial bombings during the World War. The prospect of returning to an ardently conservative Spain was also feared. At the end of his term, Bovera proposed, under pressure of the Portuguese government, a referendum on an unification with Portugal. The proposal was accepted and Galicia began 1957 as a province of Portugal, that remains as such to this day, enjoying federal status since 1975.

Spanish Unionist President of the Government Manuel Fraga (himself a Galician native, who relocated to Castile after the proclaimation of the Galician Republic) promoted the theory according to which the Portugalicia Plebiscite had been rigged by both Galician and Portuguese operatives, encouraged by Germany and Great Britain in order to punish Spain harder after the World War. Dismissed as unionist propaganda, Fraga’s thesis was proved to be true in 2005 after an extensive investigation by Portuguese newspaper O Diario. Portuguese Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso issued an official apology to the State of Galicia, even if Galicia remains committed to Portugal.
 
It is a Kingdom??
And How did Iran grow at the expense of Russia??
I was speaking of France, and the history of Iran will be developed.
What was the Holy Kingdom of Poland mentioned in the wikibox for Poland? Also, who is the current heir to the throne for Russia?
ISIS in Eastern Europe, for shorts. As of Russia, the current heir is Grand Duke Andrei Alexandrovich, uncle to the Tsarina.
 
Diocese of Urgell
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...The Bishop of Urgell was also, from 1095 to 1958, the Co-Prince of Andorra, in an unique monarchical system in the world, taking its roots in an agreement with the Count of Foix. In more recent times, the French co-Princedom was left to the Kings of Navarre, then to the Kings of France and the rulers of the neighbouring country, whether they were Emperors, Kings or Presidents. Andorra was the only nation in the world where Catalan was the official language until the independence of Catalonia in 1948 : the history of the small Principality was changed with the Syndicalist Revolution, becoming a mere city within the Confederation of Workers’ Republic in 1924, at which point the Bishopric of Urgell was declared sede vacante. Andorra was incorporated to the Catalan Republic and on 25 September 1958, Bishop Ramon Iglesias i Navarri signed a treaty with Catalan President Narcis de Carreras, putting an official end to his temporal power and ceasing the existence of the almost seven-centuries-old Principality of Andorra, that became a province of the Catalan Republic.
 
Also, how come Azerbaijan hasn't been defeated hard after attacking a country with eight times its population twice as Azerbaijan has 15 million people here while Armenia has 120 million people?
 
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