The Nadir Of Alliance: The British Ultimatum Of 1890 And Its Place In Anglo-Portuguese Relations, 1147- 1945

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dc.contributor Winslett , Matthew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008 -09 -17T23 :35 :07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -08 -24T21 :41 :59Z
dc.date.available 2008 -09 -17T23 :35 :07Z
dc.date.available 2011 -08 -24T21 :41 :59Z
dc.date.issued 2008 -09 -17T23 :35 :07Z
dc.date.submitted July 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1093
dc.description.abstract As has been stated many times before , the Anglo -Portuguese alliance is the oldest pact still currently in force in the world . It has been the bedrock cornerstone of Lisbon's foreign policy as a means of insuring Portuguese independence against Spanish incursions . Yet , despite the benefit it has given to Portugal , it has often been used by the British to extract unequal economic and political terms from Lisbon , in exchange for a promise of protection . In Portuguese history , the Ultimatum of 1890 - when Britain issued a threat of war to Lisbon over Portugal's attempt to connect its two African colonies via an inland corridor - - is a seminal event that prompted anger at the monarchy in Portugal and hatred toward Lisbon's oldest ally . Through the negotiations that followed the showdown , the British received unofficial license to perform all sorts of shenanigans with its ally's colonies , including trying to give them to Germany . This thesis considers the Ultimatum in a larger context of Anglo -Portuguese relations marked by inequality , which had been standard operating procedure since Portugal's separation from Spain in 1640 . This status quo continued until the mid -twentieth century . en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher History en_US
dc.title The Nadir Of Alliance : The British Ultimatum Of 1890 And Its Place In Anglo -Portuguese Relations , 1147 - 1945 en_US
dc.type M .A . en_US

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The Nadir Of Alliance: The British Ultimatum Of 1890 And Its Place In Anglo-Portuguese Relations, 1147- 1945. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1093 .

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