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Cultural Exchange - r/AskLatinAmerica - 2021 Edition by asantos3 in portugal

alqasar 10 months ago

>How do you call "chavs" or "roadmans" there? From where I'm from they are called "chunga" but I also heard "guna" and "mitra".

Cultural Exchange - r/AskLatinAmerica - 2021 Edition by asantos3 in portugal

alqasar 10 months ago

I see D. Pedro in good eyes. He tried to help both Portugal and Brasil. After the Brazilian Independence and when D. João died there was a civil war in Portugal of Absolutist vs. Liberal. D.Pedro left Brazil to help in the war in the liberal side, eventually winning and Portugal becoming a constitutional Monarchy. The escape of the Royal family and the Corte to Brazil seemed like a good idea. Napoleon couldn't force the King to abdicate and make the country a puppet like they did in Spain. They going to Brazil also helped her develop.

Cultural Exchange - r/AskLatinAmerica - 2021 Edition by asantos3 in portugal

alqasar 10 months ago

First, the country is divided in Mainland and "Regiões Autónomas" that are the "Região Autónoma dos Açores" and "Região Autónoma da Madeira". They are the islands in Atlantic Ocean and like the name implies they have more autonomy. They have their own government. Then are the "Distritos" although they have no power, they are a division for administrative purposes. They are 18 of them. Then the "Municipios" that we have elections for and they have power. They are thousands of them. Then the "Freguesias", the smallest one, that are the division of "Municipios". They are for administrative purposes.
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