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Pluricontinentalism

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Pluricontinentalism (Portuguese: Pluricontinentalismo) was a geopolitical concept, positing that Portugal was a transcontinental country and a unitary nation-state consisting of continental Portugal and its overseas provinces.

With origins as early as the 14th century, pluricontinentalism gained official state sponsorship in the Estado Novo regime.

It was the idea that Portugal was not a colonial empire (Portuguese Empire), but a singular nation state spread across continents (hence the name).[1][2]

The first time that Portugal was a pluricontinental country was during the reign of Maria I of Portugal, with the creation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves.

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