Pluricontinentalism was an ideological philosophy in Portugal during 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).
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.
People Associated with Pluricontinentalism 
- António Vieira
- Luís da Cunha
- Maria I of Portugal
- John VI of Portugal
- Pedro IV of Portugal
- António de Oliveira Salazar
See also 
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