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  1. AHC: Spanish Viceroyalties don't break apart

    How could the Spanish viceroyalties avoid breaking up and forming smaller countries after independence? They may lose some territory but overall the new country should be a modern version of the original viceroyalty. Mexico never loses it's southern territories, Gran Colombia remains intact...
  2. What if Getúlio Vargas had not committed suicide in 1954?

    Hi, first post here As we know, Getúlio Vargas committed suicide in 1954, ending the Vargas era, but what if he had gotten rid of that idea and decided to face what was to come? What would change in history in Brazil?
  3. (WI) A More successful Revolt of the Alfaiates?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1798_Revolt_of_the_Alfaiates This failed revolt in Bahia was quite radical for the time, with propositions such as the foundation of a republic, emancipation of the Slaves, Racial Equality etc., mainly inspired by the recent American revolution and Illuminist...
  4. Kaiserreich333

    How did a Kingdom of Brazil evolve that became independent in 1683?

    This is part of a larger timeline which I called "Habsburg Concordia", which explores a world where the Habsburgs won the 30 Years War, in this topic I want to explore a specific country, Brazil and how PoD can modify your story...
  5. AHC: Earlier Brazilian Republic WITHOUT total balkanization

    With a POD of 1822, how early can you get Brazil to get rid of its Monarchy and become a Republic WITHOUT it totally collapsing into multiple nations. Now, you can have some states leave the Union, but nothing too egregious, think of it like you can balkanize a little without Brazil losing its...
  6. AHC: Make this Brazil border its current border of the present day

    This below, which can be anachronistic, the real reason behind this AH scenario that I had in mind would be to make a smaller Brazil, in preference the smallest as possible, but without balkanizing it, or making it a tiny state, this diminished Brazil will still be enormous, but not as big as...
  7. Tales Weaver

    WI: Brazil-Uruguayan war in the 70s.

    Well.. Operation thirty Hours was an planned invasion of Uruguay by Brazil in 1971, drawn up by Emilio Medici in case Frente Amplio, a left wing party won the election. This got me wondering, assuming Frente Amplio actually won the election, what would be a realistic fallout from this...
  8. Brazilian WI: Juarez Távora defeats Juscelino Kubitschek in 1955?

    The 1955 Brazilian presidential election was pretty close: Juscelino Kubitschek, one of Getúlio Vargas' many political heirs and candidate of PSD and PTB, defeated UDN's Juarez Távora by a margin of just 5%, or roughly 400.000 out of 9 million votes. Távora's campaign was hampered by two main...
  9. Bartolomeu de Gusmão's experiments with balloons continue?

    Bartolomeu de Gusmão was a Luso-Brazilian priest who, among other things, made the first serious attempt to create a hot air balloon in 1709, more than seventy years before the Montgolfier brothers' successful experiments. Unfortunately, not only did his demonstrations fail to impress the...
  10. A Brazilian victory at the Cisplatine War?

    The Cisplatine War was a two and a half year long (December 1825 to August 1828) conflict which pitted the Empire of Brazil on one side and the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata on the other, the latter of whom also enjoyed the support of a group rebels known as the Thirty-Three Orientals...
  11. WI: No Freyre.

    Gilberto Freyre was an important intellectual who shaped a lot about how Brazilians think about race relations in the country. He basically argued that Brazil has always been a society of interracial relationships, arguing, for example, that the relationship between slaveowners and their slaves...
  12. AHC: Smaller Brazil

    Brazil is a very big country, its landmass is almost half of South America, and its area is larger than the contiguous United States. However, with a POD starting in 1550, your objective is to have a Brazil that's much smaller. You can balkanize Brazil into 2 countries, but that's the limit.
  13. GameBawesome

    Challenge: More Portuguese-speaking nations in the Americas WITHOUT Balkanizing Brazil

    Brazil is unique in South America. Besides being one of largest nations, it is also the only one to speak Portuguese. This is due to the Treaty of Tordesillas, where Spain got most of the New World, and Portugal got Brazil, which eventually expanded over the next three centuries until it's...
  14. Tales Weaver

    DBPC: Successful 1964 Brazil coup attempt

    The coup by General Humberto de Alencar de Castello Branco in Brazil against Joao Goulart in 1964’s failure would seem obvious. Due to many of the workers supporting Goulart. Was this support on Joao Goulart that inevitable?
  15. The Braganzas flee to Brazil in 1762?

    Spain invaded Portugal three times in 1762 as a part of the Seven Years' War, but their attempts to conquer their smaller neighbor failed miserably thanks to the scorched earth and guerrilla tactics adopted by the Portuguese. What if the invaders were able to protect their supply lines more...
  16. A conservative cabinet in 1857 in Empire of Brazil

    On May 4, 1857, Pedro Araújo de Lima, the Marquis of Olinda, was appointed by Pedro II as Prime Minister of the Empire of Brazil. Olinda was a member of the conservative party, he was even one of the founders of the conservative party, but he decided to continue the so-called policy of...
  17. No Portuguese conquest of the Banda Oriental

    What if the portuguese never invaded the eastern provinces? I looked at some previous threads but they didn't go much further than "Uruguay stays as part of Argentina". I wonder if Artigas would invade Buenos Aires and declare himself president/king. How would the other provinces react? How...
  18. WI: The Inconfidência Mineira succeeded

    The Inconfidência Mineira was a movement in the State of Minas Gerais to break off and form a new nation. Among its many proposals it included: Breaking away from Portugal and establish an independent, Republican regime Fund industries to promote industrialization Create an university in Vila...
  19. AHC: Brazilian elections after a 1989 Lula victory

    The 1989 Brazilian Election was IOTL a very close one, and it could've very well resulted in a Lula victory. Now, you must try to predict how every post-Lula Election would've gone after 1989. (For TTL, I assume that reelection would've been allowed by Lula, and that, even with a Congress that...
  20. WI: No Marquis of Pombal

    If you don't know, the Marquis of Pombal was a major leader of Portugal in the mid-18th century. He made many reforms that reshaped Portugal, including rebuilding Lisbon following the 1755 Earthquake, banning the Jesuits from Brazil, stopped the Spanish from invading in 1762, ended the slave...
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