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View Poll Results: Stronger Colonial Empire?
the Netherlands 4 50.00%
Portugal 4 50.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2014, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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England, Spain and France are the top 3, which country is number 4 iyo?

Portugal or the Netherlands?

If only counting "trade" the Netherlands is a top 3 lock for sure!
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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All Portuguese were doing was converting people to Christianity, force them to speak their language and grab as much land as possible.
It was basically accept our religion and rules or die.

Dutch were already a lot more developed, we didn't care that much about other people's religion, all we cared about was trade, getting money out of it without letting the local population starve to death. Well organized ports on convenient locations and a stable relation with the locals was more important to us. World domination was never a goal, maybe if we were a lil bit tougher/senseless we could have taken half of the world.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Why stop at 1900 as Portugal held onto their possessions into the 1970s?
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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I think the dutch traded more fairly, i am not sure.

But i think the Portuguese take the ham.Why? One word.



Brazil
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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what about the Ottoman Empire?
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:49 AM
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It changed during the centuries. In the 15th and 16th centuries definetly Portugal, after that they went into a period of decline, and the Dutch began their rise and fall.
The Ottoman's? I don't see them as a colonial empire at all, just expansive within their own geographical location. After the 17th century, they likewise became "the sick man of Europe".
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Originally Posted by Almeida93 View Post
I think the dutch traded more fairly, i am not sure.

But i think the Portuguese take the ham.Why? One word.



Brazil
We had a piece of Brazil in the 1600's.

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Old 10-16-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Five hundred years? That is a long time. Would have to say 19th century England. "The sun never sets on the British Empire."
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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Considering the legacy, Portugal wins hands down.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Considering the legacy, Portugal wins hands down.
Yeah, and if that legacy is piri-piri chicken--Portugal definitely wins...
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