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Old 05-16-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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They came to Rio de Janeiro escaping of Napoleon and stayed over there ruling the empire for more than 20 years. When the Portuguese admnistration came back to Lisbon, part of them didn’t want back, so Pedro I the king stayed in Brazil and his brother and father back to Lisbon and Brazil became independent with this fight between them. Brazil as independent country was a monarchy for 70 years.
Fascinating indeed. I think that makes the Portuguese the only ones out of all the colonial empires to have had a capital in the New World.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:32 AM
 
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Portuguese Empire was different then other Colonial empires. They gave sort of equal status to their colonies-treated them as their provinces only. Goa was a Portuguese colony in India. In 1757, King Joseph I thru a decree granted Portuguese citizenship to all the residents Estado da Índia Portuguesa was formed and 3 locals were selected as Member of Parliament after elections as early as 1822.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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Comfortable alternatives away from rigid window of stereotypical expectations. Bright sign if moving these specific features into another provincial entity. Although, entire background is just extremely political. Usually, these respective capitals aren’t really offering real full satisfying attraction variety to visitors or even residents. Possibly isn’t universal superior option of ultimately grasping governing occurrence.

On Earth Map is capturing hypnotic allure:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rgest_city.svg

Bewildering eye openers how incredibly very rare that is close to zero in Europe. Crossing the Continental land divide into mainland Asia, and there is generous versatile opportunity grounds. Missing spaces filling up. My own top 5 Favorites qualifying:

Country Capital Population Top Massive City Amount Of People Ratio Fluctuation Scale


*Hundreds Of Thousands To Millions Counting

Australia Canberra 390,706 Sydney 4,921,000 12.6

Brazil Brasilia 2,557,158 Sao Paulo 11,150,249 4.55

Morocco Rabat 627,000 Casablanca 4,150,000 6.62

India New Delhi 249,998 Mumbai 12,442,373 49.77

(Suburb Of Broad Ranging Delhi)

Turkey Ankara 5,150,072 Istanbul 14,377,018 3.4


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...largest_cities
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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Was there any capital city of Australia before Canberra ? I understand that Old Parliament was in Melbourne but somewhere I read that New South Wales was given capital territory status. It is all confusing.

Remember that Australia has only exited since 1901. Prior to that each of the now states were in effect separate countries, which is why a federal model was adopted.
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