Portugal (Portugish: Portugal, Mirandish: Pertual) is a land in western Europe. The headtown and biggest town is Lisbon, the dwellerscore is 11,317,192. The two rick-aknowledged tongues are Portugish and Mirandish. Mirandish is spoken by a few folk in some northeastern townlings, all of whom also speak Portugish.
Olden and Middle eld Edit
In the olden-eld Portugal was dwelled upon by Iberish folks and Gaulish folks; it was later overcame by the Romish Rick, who called the land Lusitania (after the Lusitanish folk who lived there). The name "Portugal" comes from Portus Cale, a Romish town now called O Porto. As the Romish Rick began losing its sway over the Iberish Byland, two High Dutch folks settled there: the Swabish and the Visigoths. The Swabish Kingdom of Galiciland was in what today is Galiciland in Spain and northern Portugal. The Visigothish Kingdom was in the lave (rest) of the byland.
All this was shifted when the Moorish folks overcame most of Iberland in 711. The Dutch kingdoms were left in the northern part. The eft-overcoming (Reconquista) of Portugal was finished in 1249. Galicish hertog Vímara Peres overcame the land about Portus Cale in 868, making it into the Portugish Shire, which was some times under Leonish, Asturish and Galicish sway, and sometimes selfstanding. Middle Portugal was overcame in 871, as the Shire of Coimbra, which was lost later to the Moors, but soon the Portugish overcame it again.
In 1139 the moors struck Portugal in what became known as the Struggle of Ourique. Although outscored, the Portugish under firsthead Afonso Henriques won the struggle, who soon afterwards forthsaid Portugal's selfstandship, making himself king. Afonso and his offsprings drove the Moors out of Portugal, in 1249 the kingdom reached the sea, having its marks (borders) nearly what they are today.
Eld of Finding Edit
In the Eld of Finding (Age of Discovery) Portugal became the mightiest land in the world. Under king Henry the Seafarer, their sailors and pathfinders (explorers) built many trading towns in the shore of Africa and Ilands, such as Ceuta, Wood Iland (Madeira), Goshawks Iland (Azores), Gambia (named after Portugish word for trade cambio), Green Headland (Cabo Verde in Portugish), Cameroons (named after camarão, Portugish word for shrimp, which they found on the Wouri Flood).
They also were key to the Europish settling in eastern Eastland. Seafarers Vasco da Gama and Afonso de Albuquerque sailed to the east, building and overcoming many towns in Hinduland, such as Goa, Daman and Diu, where some folk speak Portugish to this day. Elsewhere in Eastland, they also had towns in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), Timor (Portugish is a rick-aknowledged tongue in the nowadays' land of East Timor), Japan (the town of Nagasaki was a key harbour for trading with the Portugish), Socotra, and Taiwan.
The biggest Portugish settling (colony) was Brazil, found by seafarer Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500. In 1580 king Henry the First died without children, and Portugal banded with Spain, in what became called the Iberish Band. This was one the first happenings which made Portugal stop being the mightiest land in the world. They became selfstanding again in 1640. In 1755 Portugal was struck by a great earthquake, which wrecked its headtown Lisbon, and is the deadliest ever in Europe (11th deadliest in the world). Not 7 years later, Spain overran Portugal in the Seven Years War.
New Eld Edit
In 1807 Napoleon Bonaparte was closing in on Portugal, and the king's kin ran away to Brazil, eft-naming their kingdom the Banded Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves, Rio de Janeiro being its headtown. The king went back to Portugal in 1821, to quell the Freedomly Uprising, leaving his son Pedro in lead. As he seeked to go back the next year, his son and the Brazilish athels (elite) forthsaid the Brazilish selfstandship.
Having lost its biggest settling, Portugal seeked to get again some might in the 1884 Berlin Moot. They kept Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the ilands of Green-Headland and Holy Thomas and Firsthead, and a tiny stronghold in the shore of Dahomey (now Benin), along with their settlings in Hinduland (the few which were left), Macau in China and Timor. They sought also to have bits of Rhodesland, which would bind Angola and Mozambique. But the British, who wanted to build an ironroad from their northern settlings to South Africa threatened them with the British Last-warning (British Ultimatum).
20th Hundred-year Edit
King Carlos the first, while in whose kingdom Portugal forthsaid geldlesness (bankruptcy) twice, and his son were murdered. The new king Manuel the twoth lasted two years, until Portugal was made a folkdom (republic) after the 1910 Uprising. Portugal did little in the First World War (there were small clashes with Dutchland in Angola).
António de Oliveira Salazar was the overlord (dictator) from 1933, being unsided in the Twoth World War, to 1974, when the Nelk Uprising (Carnation Revolution) happened. Another outcome of the uprising was that most Portugish settlings became selfstanding.
Portugal banded with the European Band in 1984. The last Portugish settling (not heeding Wood Iland and Goshawks Iland, which are said to be a bit of Portugal), Macau, was given over to China in 1999.