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Portuguese Empire
FlagofPortugal.png 495px-Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Portugal (1640-1910).png
Flag Coat of arms
Seen in Iron and Blood 4
Played by NedimNapoleon
Motto: In regione caecorum rex est luscus
Royal anthem: A Portuguesa
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Capital
(and largest city)
Lisbon
Official language(s) Portuguese
Recognised regional languages Native African Languages
Government Constitutional Monarchy
 -  Emperor of Moçambique, Zambezi and Angola; King of Portugal; Prince of Aoteoroa; His Excellency Nedim I of Bragança
Population
 -   estimate 15,690,000 
Religion Catholic

The Portuguese Empire is a power in Iron and Blood 4: Powerplay. It is ruled by the player NedimNapoleon. The nation is already a colonial empire with plans to expand more into the depths of exotic worlds.

HistoryEdit

In 1128 The Portuguese Kingdom was established by Afonso I, the kingdom fought against both Christian invaders as well as Muslims. In the late 1400's Portugal had managed to secure its self from all foreign threats and it focused on colonialism. The main goal was to colonize Africa and South America. The colonization of both these new worlds led to the creation of great wealth within the Empire. By the 1800's the Portuguese Empire had become one of the worlds greatest trading empires, specializing in the manufacture, transport and sale of goods such as rubber, cacao and precious stones. When the Napoleonic wars started Portugal did the best thing it knew, it traded. Portugal served as a broker between all waring nations, as it did not want to involve itself in the onslaught and it profited heavily from giving out loans and smuggling. Even though the war had not spread to Portugal, the ideas had and soon the Colonies of South America started to rebel, the weak King Miguel caved in and gave the South Americans independence signing a fragile peace. King Fernão II saw that the situation was getting out of control so he passed two laws that would secure his reign. The first being a bill of rights that abolished slavery and imposed
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Emperor of Moçambique, Zambezi and Angola; King of Portugal; Prince of Aoteoroa; His Excellency Nedim I of Braganza

freedoms all over the Empire (though not the freedom to vote). The second bill was the Autonomy Act of 1853 where he made each region of his Empire an autonomous unit, with this decision he would put down any nationalist flares ready to ignite. In the meantime Portugal had also Managed to colonize the North and South Island of what is today known as Aoteorao. During the great war Portugal once again remained neutral as it saw no need or gain in war, but it saw massive potential in profit. Now that the new King is sworn in may the nation be by his side.

GovernmentEdit

The Government consists of two bodies of power. The Head of State which is our almighty excellency the King Nedim I and a parliament called The National Assembly (a assembléia nacional). The King can overturn any laws that may endager his rightful place as leader or that of his family. The National assembly largely consists of 5 main Parties:

  1. Conservative Party (Partido Conservador)
  2. Liberal Party (Partido Liberal)
  3. Portuguese National Party (Português Partido Nacional)
  4. Monarchist Party (Partido Monárquico)
  5. Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrata)

The parliament has 301 seats + 20 Colonial seats (Members are from the colonies), giving it a total number of 321. Parliament has no head, the head of it is The King. The King can overturn or veto decisions that endager the Royal Family, bring the country into War or that change the constitution. The King has a cabinet of 12 ministers, each assigned a branch of government. These ministers are picked by him from the Parliament and they propose laws that are necessary for the Kingdom. After the laws are proposed by the King or his cabinet they are voted upon and 161 votes are needed for the law to pass. In Portugal, all men over the age of 18 and women over the age of 21 can vote. Elections occur every 5 years.

EconomyEdit

The Portuguese Empire is powerful for its small population, growing rich from trade, so that the Lisbon Stock Exchange is the world's largest by 1931.
Stock

Lisbon Stock Exchange

TechnologyEdit

The Portuguese have always been known for their technical innovations that extend the horizion to man. The
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The Serpent

Innovations began in the early 15th century when the Portuguese made the first caravela. A grandiose ship that sailed with ease through the warm waters of the new worlds. This opened a whole new horizon for future explorers and scientists. Even though the catholic church had quite an influence in the 17th and 18th centuries, it deminished as the Monarchs became more authoritarian. On the 12th of July 1882, on King Strangeloves 40th birthday the grand inventor Aarao de Sousa took man into the skies for the first time. Ever since the now King has heavily invested in the development of flight.

ColoniesEdit

The Kingdom of Portugal is the Homeland of the Empire but the King has overseas holdings. Such are The Empire of Angola; The Empire of Moçambique; The Empire of Zambezi and the newly colonized Princedom of Aotearoa. Each of these overseas territories has a certain degree of autonomy, white settleres do compromise the majority of the population of Aotearoa and a rather large portion of Angola. Each "state" has its own flag and Crest.

List of MonarchsEdit

House of BurgundyEdit


Afonso I (1139 - 1185) Cause of death: Old Age


Sancho I (1185 - 1212) Cause of death: Illness


Afonso II (1212 - 1223) Cause of death: Unknown


Sancho II (1223 - 1247) Cause of death: Disposed and Murdered


Afonso III (1248 - 1279) Cause of death: Old Age


Dinis I (1279 - 1325) Cause of death: Old Age


Afonso IV (1325 - 1357) Cause of death: Old Age


Pedro I The Cruel (1357 - 1367) Cause of death: Illness


Fernando I The Handsome (1367 - 1383) Cause of death: Illness



House of AvizEdit


João I The Bastard (1365 - 1433) Cause of death: Old Age


Duarte I (1433 - 1438) Cause of death: The Plague


Afonso V (1438 - 1481) Cause of death: Illness


João II (1481 - 1495) Cause of death: Accident



House of Aviz-BejaEdit


Manoel I (1495 - 1521) Cause of death: Old Age


João III (1521 - 1557) Cause of death: Old Age


Sebastião I (1557 - 1578) Cause of death: Died in Battle


Henrique I (1578 - 1581) Cause of death: Assassinated


Henrique II (1581 - 1633) Cause of death: Bit by a monkey


Tomas I (1633 - 1640) Cause of death: Syphilis



House of BraganzaEdit


João IV (1640 - 1656) Cause of death: Illness


Afonso VI (1656 - 1683) Cause of death: Suicide


Pedro II The Mad (1683 - 1706) Cause of death: Insanity


João V (1706 - 1750) Cause of death: Illness


José I (1750 - 1777) Cause of death: Old Age


Biafra I (1777 - 1807) Cause of death: Poisoned in battle [Chemical Warfare]


João VI (1807 - 1826) Cause of death: "Fell off a donkey"


Miguel (1826 - 1853) Cause of death: Insanity


Dr. Strangelove (1853 - 1888) Cause of death: Insanity


Fernando II (1888 - 1900) Cause of death: Tuberculosis


Luís I (1900 - 1910) Cause of death: Assassination


Manuel II (1910 - 1911) Cause of death: Assassination


Carlos I (1911 - 1931) Cause of death: Old Age


Nedim I (1931 - )