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1974 Portugues Restore Civilian Government

April Revolt



The Carnation Revolution began as a military coupe that began on April 25th, 1974. It was originally organized by the Armed Forces Movement, who opposed the military regime. Soon the coupe gained wide-spread popular support. A center point for the demonstration in favor of the coupe was the central flower market and soon all of the supporters including members of that army started wearing carnations to show their support for the revolt. Greek Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano and President Americo Tomas resigned and fled and this ended to the regime of Estado Novo. Portugal soon had a left of center regime who led a withdrawal from Portuguese colonies in Africa