THE ALLIED NEUTRAL? PORTUGUESE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS WITH THE UK AND GERMANY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945

@article{Golson2020THEAN,
  title={THE ALLIED NEUTRAL? PORTUGUESE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS WITH THE UK AND GERMANY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945},
  author={Eric Golson},
  journal={Revista de Historia Econ{\'o}mica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History},
  year={2020},
  volume={38},
  pages={79 - 110}
}
  • Eric Golson
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
ABSTRACT In September 1939, Portugal made a realist strategic choice to preserve the Portuguese Empire maintaining by its neutrality and also remaining an ally of Great Britain. While the Portuguese could rely largely on their colonies for raw materials to sustain the mainland, the country had long depended on British transportation for these goods and the Portuguese military. With the British priority now given to war transportation, Portugal's economy and Empire were particularly vulnerable… Expand

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