Editors. "Spain and France give Portugal ultimatum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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Spain and France give Portugal ultimatum (47 words)
Historical Context Note
The convention between France and Spain to issue an ultimatum to Portugal was intended to break that country's traditional allegiance to Britain which, if not accepted, will lead to war (promulgated by the Treaty of Aranjuez, Mar. 21st, when Spain also agrees to cede Louisiana to France)13501 Spain and France give Portugal ultimatum 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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