Area Handbook for Portugal

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GLOSSARY
ADITLA -- Associação Democrática para a Integração do Timor do Leste na Australia ( Democratic Association for the Integration of Eastern Timor in Australia).
APODETI -- Associaço Popular Democrática Timorense ( Timorese People's Democratic Association).
ASDT -- Associação Social Democrática Timorense ( Timorese Social Democratic Association).
bairro -- Ward. An administrative unit between the parish (freguesia -- q.v.) and the municipality (concelho -- q. v.) in Lisbon and Porto.
CDS -- Partido do Centro Democrático Social ( Social Democratic Center Party). A center-right party similar to such others in Western Europe as the British Conservative Party.
concelho (pl., concelhos) -- A municipality in metropolitan Portugal; a small administrative area in Portugal's former African territories.
COREMO -- Comitê Revolucionário para Moçambique ( Revolutionary Committee for Mozambique).
escudo -- Basic currency unit. One escudo equals 100 centavos. From 1962 to December 21, 1971, one escudo equaled US$0.035. Average annual exchange values in subsequent years were: 1972 -- one escudo equaled US$0.037; 1973 -- one escudo equaled US$0.041; 1974 -- one escudo equaled US$0.041; 1975 -- one escudo equaled US$0.040.
FICO-Frente para Independência e Continuidade com o Occidente (Front for Independence and Continuity with the West); in Mozambique.
fiscal year -- Calendar year.
FLEC -- Frente para a Libertação do Enclavo de Cabinda (Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda). A small movement that sought Cabinda's independence from Angola, FLEC was defeated by MPLA (q.v.).
FLING -- Frente para Libertação e Independência da Guinã Portugués (Front for the Liberty and Independence of Protuguese Guinea).
FNLA -- Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola ( National Front for the Liberation of Angola). An independence movement that was supported by the United States, Zaire, and the People's Republic of China, FNLA attempted an alliance with UNITA (q.v.), but both were defeated by MPLA (q.v.).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Foreword iii
  • Preface v
  • Country Profile vii
  • Portugal xi
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • List of Tables xiii
  • Chapter 1 - General Character of the Society 1
  • Chapter 2- Historical Setting 13
  • Chapter 3 - Physical Environment 59
  • Chapter 4 - Population and Living Conditions 81
  • Chapter 5 - Social System 115
  • Chapter 6 - Religious Life 139
  • Chapter 7 - Education and the Arts 167
  • Chapter 8 - Governmental System 193
  • Chapter 9 - Political Dynamics 221
  • Chapter 10 - Foreign Relations 257
  • Chapter 11 - Mass Communications 299
  • Chapter 12 - Character and Structure Of The Economy 311
  • Chapter 13 - Agriculture and Industry 333
  • Chapter 14 - Trade, Transportation, and Services 357
  • Chapter 15 - The Armed Forces 373
  • Chapter 16 - Public Order and Internal Security 397
  • Bibliography 411
  • Glossary 437
  • Index 441
  • Published Area Handbooks 455
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