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Comment by HistoryReader on August 19th, 2013 at 5:47 am

“Empire ends
In 1974 and 1975, Portugal granted independence to its overseas provinces in Africa (Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe). In that same year, Indonesia invaded and annexed the Portuguese province of Portuguese Timor (East Timor) in Asia before independence could be granted. The return of troops and European settlers to Portugal from the newly independent nations added to Portugal’s problems of unemployment and political unrest. With the independence of its colonies, the 560-year-old Portuguese Empire had effectively ended, and with it 15 years of war effort.”

The paragraph above is incorrect.
The Portuguese Empire actually ended with the handover of Macau back to China, in 1999.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, Macau remained a Portuguese colony until 1999. The article will be revised to include that information.

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