Portugal's First Domino: 'Pluricontinentalism' and Colonial War in Guiné-Bissau, 1963-1974

TitlePortugal's First Domino: 'Pluricontinentalism' and Colonial War in Guiné-Bissau, 1963-1974
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMacqueen, Norrie
JournalContemporary European History
Volume8
Issue2
Pagination209-230
Abstract

Portugal's presence in Guiné-Bissau through eleven years of intense guerrilla war was justified by the doctrine of ‘pluricontinentalim’. In this view concession to nationalist pressure in one part of the ‘indivisible state’ would lead inevitably to the collapse of the whole. The defence of Portuguese Guiné, therefore, was the price to be paid for the maintenance of the infinitely more valuable territories of Angola and Mozambique. 

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777399002027
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