Napoleon Bonaparte He was the great chief of Europe in the early nineteenth century. In 1806, ready to control every square inch of European soil, the French Emperor imposed the Continental Blockade.
According to this measure, all European kingdoms were forbidden to establish trade relations with England.
If someone refused to comply with the blockade, the solution was “simple”: Napoleon invaded the country with his army, established a buffer government and imposed this measure. Everything is very old and at the same time very modern.
But Dom Joao VI thinks he can evade the siege. While buying time with France, the King of Portugal made a back-and-forth agreement with England under which he would keep the ports of his largest colony, Brazil, open to English ships.
At the same time, it was planned to emigrate the entire Portuguese court to Brazil, which took place in 1808 and has no parallel in modern history.
Amid the stampede of the Portuguese court, General Junot, Napoleon’s right-hand man, had to lead the invasion of the Iberian state. Abrantes was one of the first towns on the Via Junot.
In the midst of this succession of historical events was the expression that gives a title to it the news.
The relatively calm way in which Junot, called the Duke of Abrantes, gained control of a runaway country honed Portuguese quirky humour. For those who asked how it was going, the answer was: “Everything is as before in the Abrantes Barracks.”
If nothing changes of course.
A little over 200 years later, the expression still continues. Let’s look at the state of the companies Technique. When the pandemic started, many people thought the sector would progress 5 years in 5 months.
One of those people was our columnist Richard Camargo. In Today’s Road to the Future, he explains how and why a number of technology companies, especially e-commerce companies, have made this prediction back.
To them, more than two years after the beginning of the epidemic, it was as if everything was as before in the Abrants Barracks.
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