By Peter Abbott, Ronald VolstadPortugal was once the 1st and final of the nice ecu colonial powers. In 1960 the Portuguese flag nonetheless flew over titanic expanses of African territory, and endured to fly there whereas others have been busy granting independence to their African colonies. It was once now not till 1975 that it used to be ultimately compelled down. The expert mestiГ§os and assimilados have been good conscious of what used to be occurring in different territories. They have been inspired via the truth that the Portuguese territories had started to discover themselves surrounded by way of newly self sustaining states whose governments have been sympathetic to the reason for African nationalism. It appeared that their time had come.