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  1. Peruvian or Chilean Polynesia

    The idea of Latin American colonialism in Polynesia has been previously discussed on this forum at https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/latin-american-colonialism-in-the-south-pacific.244669/, https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ahc-wi-chilean-polynesia.443489/...
  2. Taunay

    WI: San Martín dies in 1813

    During the Battle of San Lorenzo, José de San Martín - which would later be known for liberating Argentina, Peru and Chile from Spanish control during the Hispanic independence wars - was wounded. According to some historians and urban legends, a former slave by the name of Juan Bautista Cabral...
  3. Sargon

    Make Brazil a Major Naval Power

    If we can manage it, this happens sometime in the 19th century such that the armaments industry is well capable of designing and constructing a wide range of warships all the way to dreadnought battleships when that era is reached. Following that of course fast battleships, carriers and so on...
  4. Peru-Bolivian Confederation survives war with Chile, 1839

    The defeat of Confederation forces at the Battle of Yungay in Peru marked that short-lived nation's dissolution. The president of the Confederation, Andres de Santa Cruz, went into exile and the nation of Bolivia suffered decades of petty dictatorships. Over the next century Bolivia lost nearly...
  5. WI: US Chilean War in 1885

    OTL there was a war scare in 1885 between Chile and the USA over the US support of a rebellion in Panama. At the time Chile was considered to have the strongest fleet in the Pacific, Chile ended up winning the crisis diplomatically as the US retreated. If Chile and the US went to war, and the US...
  6. Historical Figures Switch Places

    For my very first on Alternatehistory.com, he is the challenge of this post: One needs to select two random historical figures and have these two figures switch places. What is meant by "switch places" is that their nationalities, birthplaces, roles in history, reasons for fame, occupations...
  7. Tales Weaver

    WI/PC: Allende sends troops to Vietnam

    Looking at Salvador Allende, let’s say that he defeated Frei in 1964 instead of defeating Alessandri in 1970. As Vietnam war breaks out, he has to make a decision: send troops to Vietnam or not. Would it be plausible for Allende to send tr Either Vietnam? What would be a realistic fallout if...
  8. The Beagle War (1978-1979) - The War that destroyed the End of the World...
    Threadmarks: THE BEAGLE CHANNEL WAR (1978-1979) - Chapter I

    Hello, this is my first post as Fer...!, sorry if it's not the place where I can introduce myself, I just couldn't find it. This is a story I wrote with some friends several years ago - despite some improvementes through the years , well...I actually wrote it with 2 more friends, and it was...
  9. WAR IN THE MAGELLAN STRAIT: Clash of dictators and the world to watch II

    December 19th, 1985 - Magellan Strait "Warzone Charli" Trenches have been set in the surroundings of the city of Punta Arenas, near the town of "tres puentes" north of the city there is constant fire between infantry, several companies have tried to advance, only to be met with astonishing...
  10. WAR IN THE MAGELLAN STRAIT: Clash of dictators and the world to watch

    September 11th, 1973 - Santiago de Chile General Augusto Pinochet, Army General of the Chilean Army leads a Military Coup against socialist elected president Salvador Allende, at 9 am, that day, two fighters model Hawker Hunter dropped bombs in the Palace of La Moneda, destroying it, there is...
  11. WAR IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO: Clash of Dictators (Part 1)

    September 11th, 1973 - Santiago de Chile General Augusto Pinochet, Army General of the Chilean Army leads a Military Coup against socialist elected president Salvador Allende, at 9 am, that day, two fighters model Hawker Hunter dropped bombs in the Palace of La Moneda, destroying it, there is...
  12. 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...
  13. What if Augusto Pinochet was assassinated in 1986

    On September 7, 1986, members of the Chilean urban guerilla organization known as the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front ambushed a motorcade carrying Augusto Pinochet, the country's dictator at the time. Five soldiers were killed and eleven were wounded in the ambush, but while the guerillas...
  14. Salvador Allende becomes president of Chile in 1958?

    Twelve years before his OTL election as president of Chile, Salvador Allende almost accomplished that exact same feat in 1958, but he lost to Jorge Alessandri (who he would eventually defeat in 1970) by a margin of less than 3%. What if he won? How different would this hypothetical presidency...
  15. WI: Pinochet Starts his own Church

    After the 1988, rather than surprisingly accepting it as otl, Pinochet refuses to step down and starts a white terror campaign to cement his rule and wipe out further opposition. The Catholic Church goes from criticizing the dictatorship to actively opposing it and does everything short of...
  16. What if Pinochet Was Elected Into Presidency?

    To start with, the story of Chile’s recovery and transition from dictatorship to democracy would have been very different. Pinochet’s election to the presidency in 1980 could have been viewed as a liberalization and democratization that could have transformed Chile. Instead, a more-authoritarian...
  17. Solar Dreams: a history of solar energy (1878 - 2025)

    Prologue: Daydreaming November, 1878 Paris, France Constantino Serrano, Captain in the Chilean Army and Military Attaché was thirsty. He could endure a march of a day without much trouble, but the energy of his company still left her expended. Mademoiselle Dominique Demolle, a charming...
  18. What If These People Lived &/Or Stayed in PowerMUCH Longer?

    What are you predictions/opinions/other if the people below lived longer (like up to 90 years or age)? Enrico Mattei Adriano Olivetti Aldo Moro Fuad I of Egypt Thomas Sankara Che Guevara Thomas Lumumba Sir Seretse Khama Abdullah I of Jordan Bruce Lee Yukio Mishima Salvador Allende Peron...
  19. Possible candidates for a post-independence Chilean monarchy?

    I will keep this short. Let's say that, after Chile declares its independence from Spain, they decide to have a constitutional monarchy in order to preserve order and civility in the political scene and to avoid the failed republics and constant coups and civil wars that happen in other Latin...
  20. 1970 Chilean election: Alessandri won

    In this What If scenario, where Alessandri won the election with first relative majority, and then the Congress confirmed his victory (thanks PDC support), what you think would happen next? I mean, Allende's Popular Unity will collapse or survives enough for 1976 election? The PDC will seek new...
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