Pluricontinentalism (Portuguese: Pluricontinentalismo) was a geopolitical concept, positing that Portugal was a transcontinental country 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.
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
- Overseas province
- List of former transcontinental countries
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