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Old Yesterday, 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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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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