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The story begins in Lisbon was founded by the Venetians, although we find traces of man from the Paleolithic. The city is built on an old volcanic area or is a fault. The Venetians are a quick interest in commodities. The city is built on the right bank of the Tagus, the longest river of the Iberian Peninsula (1200 km), on the hills. His mouth and ease of navigation are valued for the transport of gold and salt, two gold sector Lisbon.
In the fifth century the Romans install industry terms with salted fish. Fishing is radiant in the mouth of the Tagus. Clay Tagus is highly valued for the manufacture of amphorae.
Then follow the Celts, Visigoths, Alans, Swabians, and the Arabs. These will be the first to ask a big influence on the future nation of Portugal. 
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In fact until the middle of the twelfth century this part of the Iberian Peninsula to know only the passage of invaders and successive peoples. 

In 1147 Lisbon was recaptured from the Arabs, it retains this year as the key to the formation of Portugal. The border with Spain will not move from the thirteenth century, giving Portugal the oldest and most stable borders of Europe.
From the fifteenth century is the era of great explorers: the mines of Africa, the discovery of Brazil routes to India and its counters. it is the Portuguese who brought to Europe the 1st Asian elephants, exotic birds, plants and fruits unknown. 4 royal dynasties will succeed to the throne of Portugal, ending in 1910 with the establishment of the Republic of Portugal.
You have understood the history of Portugal is inseparable from that of Lisbon. The city will be destroyed during the terrible earthquake of 1755, being built on a fault. The current fleet of Mount Santo is located on a former volcano. It is the green lung of the city with its 60 km2. The center will be completely rebuilt after the fire and the resulting tsunami earthquake. 
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But back to our history of Portugal, in 1926, the dictatorship of Salazar and will begin the longest know Europe. Only benefit for the country's neutrality during World War 2. Many Portuguese suffering from dictatorship to flee France and other European countries. The Carnation Revolution April 25th 1974 put an end to the dictatorship in Portugal and will return to the area and especially in modern European Union in 1986. 

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