West Germany and the Portuguese Dictatorship, 1968–1974

Between Cold War and Colonialism

  • Rui Lopes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rui Lopes
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rui Lopes
    Pages 237-248
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-269

About this book


West Germany and the Portuguese Dictatorship 1968-1974 examines West Germany's ambiguous policy towards the Portuguese dictatorship of Marcelo Caetano. Lopes sheds new light on the social, economic, military, and diplomatic dimensions of the awkward relationship between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Caetano regime.


African decolonisation Cold War Colonial wars détente FRELIMO Germany Marcelo Caetano Ostpolitik Portugal SPD Willy Brandt colonialism dictatorship foreign policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Rui Lopes
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48664-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40208-0
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