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post #9 of Old 04-17-2007
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Originally Posted by Boasun
True.... But it was the Brits that rule the seas for many centuries.
Not that many....the Portuguese opened the routes, made the maps, explored the land, way before the Brits, the Portuguese were discovering sea routes while the Brits were still fighting Mel Gibson and the "Skirt men", eating on the floor and wipping their arse to rocks....

Then the idiotic Portuguese Royalty would marry their children, Princes and Princesses to other European Royalties, and often, the gift from the Portuguese King to his counterpart in England and France, etc. was often land in Portuguese territories..that's how we lost North Africa (the Gibraltar incident and Ceuta), parts of India, Nigeria, etc.etc....then the Brits just tried to keep what they "earned" from the Portuguese...

The British Navy was allways together with the Portuguese fact the British/Portuguese allied treaty is the oldes treaty in the World...

Also...The British never won a War alone....

In fact...the rise and fall of the British Empire was one of the shortest in man kind
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