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  1. What if Brazil joined the central powers and Argentina joined the Entente in WW1?

    What if during WW1, Brazil joined the central powers and Argentina joined the Entente? How would such a situation come about? What would this hypothetical South American front look like given the geography of the border region? Would it be a trench war similar to the western and alpine fronts...
  2. WI:In the 2014 World Cup, Brazil doesn't lose Neymar and Sliva in their match against Colombia

    Let's say that Brazil beats Colombia without losing Neymar and Sliva from their team, do they still lose 7-1 to Germany, and does the rest of the World Cup play out differently?
  3. Brazil avoids parliamentarianism in 1961?

    The administration of João Goulart (also known as Jango), which would be Brazil's last democratically elected one for more than two decades, was engulfed in turmoil from the get go. Jânio Quadros' resignation kicked off a crisis that nearly led to a civil war, and Goulart only took office thanks...
  4. How could any country, pre-1700s be able to artificially increase its population?

    Let's say some European colonial country, perhaps Portugal begins seeking pro-natalist and population-growth policies due to Brazil sucking in too many immigrants from the mainland causing the depopulation of much of Portugal and its economic decline, how would Portugal go on with these...
  5. Taunay

    WI: Afonso Pena breaks the Old Republic

    In 1930, the creatively-named Revolution of 1930 overthrew the Old Republic in Brazil, which dominated the political landscape of the country ever since 1889 or 1894 (it depends on who you ask). This Revolution would shape Brazil up to the present-day and lead to Vargas rising to power, with all...
  6. Taunay

    WI: Paulistas win the Emboaba War

    In the early 18th century, a major event took place in Colonial Brazil, a struggle for which part of the country would control the region of Minas Gerais. On one side were the Paulistas/Bandeirantes, who first found gold in the region in the 1690s, and who wanted the region to remain under...
  7. Taunay

    WI: Juarez Távora President of Brazil

    The 1955 Brazilian presidential election was the closest presidential election in Brazilian history up to that point, with Kubitschek beating UDN candidate Juarez Távora in the presidential election by a margin of 5%. Let's say that in the even-closer vice-presidential election, Milton Campos...
  8. Portugal WI: the Vilafrancada succeeds?

    The Vilafrancada was an attempt by prince Miguel of Portugal to overthrow his father, king John VI. A supporter of absolutism, Miguel sought to overturn the Constitution of 1822, which had been created after a revolution two years prior that, besides creating a constitutional monarchy, also...
  9. WI: Pedro I of Brazil accepts the Constitution of 1823?

    In a POD that can only be described as Mr. Pedro hitting his head as an infant and being a completely different person than in OTL, what if the first Emperor of Brazil signed the Constitution of 1823 instead of dissolving Brazil's first Constituent Assembly in favor of writing a very...
  10. The Gybson Boy

    Evolution of an Absolutist United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves

    Recently I read the timeline King Dom Miguel I of Brazil - An Absolutist Brazil Wank, a timeline where OTL Pedro I and IV of Brazil and Portugal die in 1817 and his brother Miguel becomes King of Portugal, leading to an Absolutist Brazil. My idea here is that things happen the same way as in...
  11. Plausibility Check: Pre-Columbian Sao Francisco River hydraulic empire?

    The Sao Francisco is a long river that flows from the southeast to northeast region of Brazil, linking the southeastern mountains to the northeast coastal plain via the dry cerrado and even dryer caatinga environments. Historically, it was navigable for much of its length, making an important...
  12. Rubrum

    WI: The huguenot colony in Brazil - France Antarctique - survived, expanded and eventually colonize the Center-South of Brazil?

    Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting practically anything in this site, so I hope I'm not breaking any rule. I think it's important to warn that english isnt my first language, so expect some misspellings and grammatical mistakes, but I'll try to avoid these as much as possible. The...
  13. EasternRomanEmpire

    De-colonization of Brazil if Pedro I sided with Portugal?

    Question is in the title. Had Pedro I decided to side with Portugal and not with the Brazilians how much longer would Brazil remain a part of Portugal? @Aluma @Taunay .
  14. Brazilian WI: the 1930 Revolution is a bloodier affair?

    While the 1930 Revolution absolutely deserves to be called such, due to the sheer scale of the change it unleashed, its name is also a bit deceptive in that it implies it was a bloodless event when it was anything but. Fierce battles were fought between the revolutionaries and supporters of the...
  15. Brazilian WI: Campinas' light rail/streetcar system is successful?

    While light rail systems here in Brazil are usually seen as a novelty dating from the 2010s onward, the city of Campinas made a brief experiment with this form of urban transit at the beginning of the 1990s. The mayor at the time, Jacó Bittar, wished to build such a system, and obtained the help...
  16. Taunay

    Juan Manuel de Rosas remains in power = Major South American war?

    Juan Manuel de Rosas was the Argentine dictator who de facto ruled Argentina as Governor of Buenos Aires from 1829 all the way to 1852, when he was removed from power by a grand coalition involving Argentine Unitarians, Uruguayans, some Federalist caudillos and the Brazilian Empire in the Battle...
  17. Taunay

    How would a Tancredo Neves presidency go?

    Firstly, I'm surprised by how I've not yet seen a thread about this WI in this forum, it is definitely one of the most popular alternate histories of Brazil's 21st century. Assuming that Tancredo Neves actually treats his health problems and doesn't die just one day before he assumes office...
  18. Taunay

    WI: Earlier end to the Vargas presidency

    In 1950, elections were held to elect the president and the vice-president of Brazil (these were separate elections), in the presidential election, former president and dictator Getúlio Vargas won handily, but the margin was narrower with the vice-presidential election, where Café Filho...
  19. Best case scenario for Republican Brazil

    Around a year ago, I made a thread asking for the best case scenario for Japan after WW2. Now, I want to ask a similar question, only this time on Brazil. More specifically, I want to ask for the best case scenario for Brazil after the deposition of the Empire in 1889, Since a lot of threads...
  20. Taunay

    WI: United UDN-PSD-PL ticket in the 1950 Brazilian election?

    In 1950, there were proposals that the three largest anti-Vargas parties (UDN, PSD and PL) unite and form a joint ticket in order to defeat Getúlio Vargas in his 1950 bid. IOTL, these negotiations fell apart and Vargas handily won the 1950 election, with the UDN and PSD launching their own...
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