When NATO was born in 1949, one of the nine signatories was Antonio de Olivarro de Salazar.

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NATO was not born out of the fight for democracy against dictatorship, but out of the defense of capitalism. Portugal's dictator Salazar signed the charter in April 1949. Faced with the USSR, the United States had to obtain from the regime the right to install military bases in the Azores.



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  • Argument forThe Portuguese dictatorship waged bloody colonial wars in Africa until its fall in 1974, with the tacit agreement of the other NATO countries.

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