Women's Organizations and Imperial Ideology under the Estado Novo

ne of the major concerns of Salazar's Estado Novo in Portugal, after the institutionalization of the regime by the Constitution of 1933, and the creation in the same year of the political police (PVDE), the Secretariat for National Propaganda (SPN) and the first structures of the corporative system, was the desire to organize sections of the population by age and sex. (Excerpt from article by Irene Flunser Pimentel.)


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