The Parliamentary Regime – the First Wave of Modern Industrialization
Liberal governments promoted many agrarian, industrial and administrative reforms, and developed the transport system (namely installing a railway network, improving ports and building new roads). These measures allowed for a new wave of development, limited however, by the lack of capital, technology and know-how.
Bourse (1842), Oporto.
This building represents the economical power of the merchants of Oporto,
one of the social forces behind the liberal revolution in Portugal. (APH photo).
Ponte de D. Luís (1881-86), Oporto,
built during the wave of industrialisation
of the second half of the 19th century. (APH photo).
- The Making of Portugal
- The Muslim Influence
- The Age of Discoveries
- The Decline of the Eastern Empire and the Spanish Domination
- The Restoration of Independence and the Brazilian Cycle
- The Pombaline Wave of Development
- The Peninsular Wars and the Liberal Revolution
- The Parliamentary Regime – the First Wave of Industrialization
- The Crisis at the End of the 19th century and the Spread of Republicanism
- The First Republic
- The Advent of the Authoritarian Regime
- The Democratic Process