The same happened with the spanish Sahara that in the 70s was ceded to Morocco or the Rif Protectorate that lasted a few decades but eventually was returned to Morocco.
Ceuta and Melilla were conquered by the portuguese and spanish.
Ceuta was conquered by the portuguese in 1415 and remained the country's first colony until 1640.
When Portugal regained its independence from Spain after the spanish domination (1580-1640), Ceuta was the only colony that choosed to remain spanish.
Melilla was conquered in the 16th century and was always the object of several wars and riots.
In the 19th century, a treaty between Isabel II and the moroccan sultan ruled the status of the town.
Gibraltar was occupied by the british and later was ceded by Spain under the treaty of Utrecht as compensation after the War of the Spanish Succession.
Olivenša was conquered by the spanish in 1801, but, according to the Treaty of Paris of 1814 and after the Vienna Congress of 1815, Spain had to return Olivenša to Portugal.
It never did.
Two weights and two measures.
: I believe Ceuta and Melilla have been Spanish
: territories since way before Morocco existed
: as a country, so this comparison is not
: Not to mentione the settlements it maintains
: in Morocco - Ceuta and Melilla.
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