Portugal is a forgotten country
Portugal is one of the countries with a rich history of civilization. It had stayed for about six hundred years changing from an empire, a monarchy to finally a republic. Looking at the Portuguese coat of arms, you will observe that golden castles were said to have represented the defeated Moorish entities. King Afonso also extended the civilization to education such that a university can be found there as far back as the eleventh century. Portugal has many historic cities ranging from Sortelha, Piodao, Monsanto, Obidos, Lisbon, and even Belmonte where Jews hid for almost five hundred years during the Spanish inquisition.
Despite all these things, this country seems forgotten for some reasons. The initial reason is their inability to control their colonies. There were Portuguese colonies in Brazil, Angola and Goa but it seems like traders settled there for trading instead of full administrative purposes. Portuguese are known for adventures as they have traveled out of Portugal to seek greener pastures. By so doing, their leaders forget that to retain an empire requires a diplomatic and leadership approach. You may realize that travelling and merchandising is all that matter so much to them.
It actually grew their economy especially when they were full dependent in agriculture. You can think that It is possible that revolution stated when those colonies realized that they were much better than their colonists.
This is said to be caused the misconception about big families in Portugal. It is a common practice to minimize the number of children to be given birth to in marriage. This could be due to need to increase in their professions. In fact, the trend is still current as the ratio of children to families is less than two. It is logical to understand that over time, there would be no capable hand to take care of the colonies. To worsen the situation, the government of Portugal are not giving any incentive to families that want to grow. Coupled with the economic difficulty in Portugal, nationals may even be contemplating going abroad for better life.
The earthquake of 1755 in Lisbon destabilized Portugal. It was on “all saints’ day” that most of them were in the church for the public holiday when the great earthquake happened, taking more than ninety percent of all building and causing fire outbreaks which claimed lives. The ruins which is still found in Lisbon could be scarring tourists away as they might be afraid of being victim of such a natural disaster.