Title: 25 de abril - documento.
Photographer(s): Various photographers
Writer(s): Afonso Praça, Albertino Antunes, Antonio Amorin, Cesàrio Borga, Fernando Cascais
Publisher(s): Casa Viva Editora. Limitada, Lisboa, Portugal
Size: 13,5 x 20,5 cm
Print: Lisgrafica Lisbon, Portugal
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Portugal, 1974
The 'Carnation Revolution' was not only a local event, but its resonance far transcended national borders. On the one hand, at the European level, the revolution was immediately viewed with much interest and hope by the various Marxist groups and parties, old and new, that had multiplied during the so-called 'long sixties.' On the other hand, this event also represented a turning point in the political analysis of regime change processes.
In fact, the coup d'état of April 25, 1974, triggered by the Armed Forces Movement (MFA), by which Portugal freed itself in less than twenty-four hours from an authoritarian regime that had been in place for more than forty years, inaugurated , internationally, what would be called the 'third wave' of the democratization process.