Anticolonialismo e antifascismo nelle guerre coloniali portoghesi (1961-1974): Anti-colonialism and anti-fascism in the Portuguese colonial wars (1961-1974)

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The end of the Estado Novo dictatorship was largely caused by the prolonged colonial wars in Africa. The Armed Forces Movement responsible for the coup of April 25, 1974 was made up of soldiers who had fought in the Portuguese colonies and assumed a political position against the war. The struggles of the African liberation movements were intertwined with the demands of the Portuguese military and with the anti-colonial and anti-fascist demands which matured in Portugal. This essay analyzes the encounter between anti-fascist and anti-colonial movements during the colonial wars, especially through three subjects: the deserters; the Portuguese Communist Party; the armed struggle groups.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)65-80
Number of pages15
JournalPassato E Presente - Rivista Di Storia Contemporanea
Issue number110
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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