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Kingdom of Portugal
Timeline: The Road to War (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Portugal
Flag of Portugal.svg Coat of arms of Portugal.svg
Motto: 
None
Anthem: 
The Portuguese
Location of Portugal (Myomi Republic).png
CapitalLisbon
Official languages Portuguese
Regional Languages Mirandese
Ethnic groups  Portuguese
Demonym Portuguese
Luso
Government Monarchy
(Soon to be Republic)

Portugal, officially the Kingdom of Portugal, is a monarchy which will change in the year 1892, to a republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the Kingdom of Portugal holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale

The land within the borders of the current Kingdom of Portugal has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. After a period of Roman rule followed by Visigothic and Suebian domination, in the 8th century most of the Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Moorish invaders. During the Catholic Church oriented Reconquista, Portugal established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia in 1139. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain.

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