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  1. WI: San Tiago Dantas prime minister of Brazil?

    Wasn't Dantas Prime Minister later on? I don't remember. But I don't think that it would make a difference. The problems with the parliamentary system weren't ones that could be solved by changing the ones who became prime ministers, AIUI.
  2. WI: The brazilian army defeats the oligarchs in 1891?

    Higher literacy, yes. Whether they would be better educated than OTL is something that I'm not sure. Soviet education(especially higher education) collapsed in the late 70s/early 80s, something I only know by occasional mentions and would really like to get some sources on. It's possible(but...
  3. WI: The brazilian army defeats the oligarchs in 1891?

    Are you from Niterói? What do you mean?
  4. WI: The brazilian army defeats the oligarchs in 1891?

    Burma also has the factor that the Bamars intend to keep all other ethnicities under their leash, and that wouldn't be a problem here. Not much to say here, what I have are (somewhat)idle thoughts(it's more of a thought exercise, really) that have to be checked if they are plausible; the amount...
  5. WI: The brazilian army defeats the oligarchs in 1891?

    I do have some vague ideas for such a timeline(have had them for years now) - more specifically what would happen if Positivism won and became the ideology of the Republic. What little I know about the subject(one of the main reasons this will remain unrealized for many years, and possibly ever)...
  6. Portugal WI: the Vilafrancada succeeds?

    Don't know much about it either(haven't looked at the Primeiro Reinado that close, with the exception of the Cisplatine War, somewhat), but my impression is that he was influenced, but the influence was directed at worsening the results of their divergences and their personality clashes(for good...
  7. Portugal WI: the Vilafrancada succeeds?

    ...of Rubens Ricupero's A Diplomacia na Construção do Brasil (1750-2016), looks at the negotiations for the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro. Unsurprisingly*, he places blame on D.Pedro I choosing to safeguard his dynastic rights, to the detriment of Brazil, for the final settlement. The obvious POD...
  8. Brazilian WI: the 1930 Revolution is a bloodier affair?

    Big problem with having a bloodier 1930 is the Army(the institution which mattered for this) didn't really want to fight - when the military heads saw the lower officers(from Major downwards) wouldn't obey orders to make a stand, the calculus became that deposing Washington Luís would give a...
  9. Benedita da Silva becomes mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 1992?

    Very. Even though PT is a traditional ally of Libertation Theology Catholics, she does have ties with some evangelical pastors.
  10. WI: a diferent Pedro II of Brazil

    He would be a possible candidate. Wily fox, too, that one.
  11. Benedita da Silva becomes mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 1992?

    Yes, she would be divisive. My opinion is she would be seen more like Marta Suplicy was after her term than Olívio Dutra, though. Agree she would push for similar things Dutra did, but while I can't comment on Dutra's competence in any way, her short term as acting-governor(replacing Garotinho...
  12. WI: a diferent Pedro II of Brazil

    Bernardo Pereira de Vasconcelos was a liberal in the first half of the 1830s, though('Fui liberal...", as he himself said). The problem would be choosing someone who would already be a conservative back in 1831, while not being someone who wanted to bring Pedro I back. Perhaps the Duke of...
  13. Brazilian WI: Campinas' light rail/streetcar system is successful?

    In theory, the only mass transit he could do something about was the metro, because the Rio de Janeiro Metro was owned by the Rio de Janeiro State(as it had begun not as the Rio de Janeiro City Metro, but as the Guanabara State Metro - The Rio Metro is a State, not a Municipal concession, even...
  14. Brazilian WI: Campinas' light rail/streetcar system is successful?

    Don't know enough to comment on Campinas, but I can say that, no matter whether Campinas Light Rail succeeds or fails, Rio de Janeiro would probably not adopt it in the early 90s; Rio de Janeiro City was short on money back then and the favoured transport mode would have probably been Bus Rapid...
  15. Monarchy Restored in Brazil

    The Integralists had even less chance of getting into power than the Federalists did in 1893. The fact that his father renounced the right for the throne(and honored that act while he lived) wouldn't quite count if the Integralists really wanted to put an Emperor on the throne. Had forgotten...
  16. Monarchy Restored in Brazil

    Best bet for me is either D.Pedro II choosing to resist the coup(but his personality makes that improbable at best), or D.Isabel heeding Gaspar Silveira Martins' proposal to get her heir to Brazil during the Navy/Federalist Revolt(but that would need better military and political leadership on...
  17. Brazil builds dreadnoughts

    ...laid down in December 1940). Brazil didn't have the industrial base, the skilled personnel nor the economy needed to build destroyers and cruisers*, let alone dreadnoughts. Even when we were building modern ships(during the Triple Alliance War and before), we were just assembling them -...
  18. Could Brazil be an American war ally?

    ...for joining the Allied Powers, especially given what happened in the Dutra Administration, when every effort to secure financial aid was thwarted* - in fact, the Dutra Administration desire for joining in the Korean War(and later, Vargas' tentative proposal for joining in) shouldn't be...
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