National Syndicalists (Portugal)

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The National Syndicalist Movement (Portuguese: Movimento Nacional-Sindicalista) was a political movement that briefly flourished in Portugal in the early 1930s, influenced by national syndicalism, fascism (broad sense), and pro-Catholicism. It was founded by Francisco Rolão Preto. A paramilitary part became known as the "Blueshirts" ("Camisas azuis").

It was suppressed in 1934, with some member joining the National Union (União Nacional), the sole legal party during the "Estado Novo" ("New State"), the corporatist authoritarian period associated with António de Oliveira Salazar.

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