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Original Colonial Empire? I think not.[edit]

"Portugal was also the original colonial empire ..."

So it's older than, say, ancient Egypt? Sumer? China? The Mongols? The empire of Islam under the Caliphs? The Huns? The Tripolis (what most American think of as the Aztec Empire)? Shall I go on?

Maybe the original writer meant, "... original European colonial empire ..."? Nope, because Portugal is not older than the Roman Empire--you know, the one the word "Empire" was coined for?

It's the first of the "modern European colonial empires" when "modern" is used in the scholarly sense of "after the Middle Ages". Vivisectionist (talk) 03:37, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

True enough, why don't you correct it, @Vivisectionist? Bongolian (talk) 06:32, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
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