A secret about the time India’s
Maratha Empire fought with Portugal.
Some history you might not want to learn about on Wikipedia:
From 1640 to 1641 the might of colonial Portugal clashed with India’s
massive Maratha Empire in an undeclared war that would later be known as
the Bicholim Conflict. Named after the northern Indian region where
most of the fighting took place, the conflict ended with a peace treaty
that would later help cement Goa as an independent Indian state.
Except none of this ever actually happened. The Bicholim Conflict is a
figment of a creative Wikipedian’s imagination. It’s a huge, laborious,
4,500 word hoax. And it fooled Wikipedia editors for more than 5 years…
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