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Explain it. JamesOredan (talk) 08:37, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
- The original source is a scholarly article specifically about the territorial extents of historical polities with notes on methodology and so on, whereas the one you added is a book on a topic only tangentially related to the one at hand which also briefly mentions a few areas. See WP:RSCONTEXT. TompaDompa (talk) 10:18, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
That article affirms that the Qing Dynasty was bigger than the Spanish Empire when official sources of the government affirm that there was no empire bigger than the Spanish Empire in the XVIII century. In fact, only Hispanoamerica is bigger than China + Mongolia, that is something objective and can be easily verified.
Another thing that can be easily verified is that the Spanish Empire is bigger than the Abbasid Caliphate for more than 2.6 million km2, seeing the photo of both is easy to see.
In addition, the source used speaks of 1810, when the maximum extension occurred in the eighteenth century.
Look at the discussion page. JamesOredan (talk) 10:40, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
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