portugal screw

  1. Aluma

    Brazilian balkanization = Different portuguese languages? A thread for linguistic speculation

    It's a well known fact that in our timeline Brazil could have followed a similar path to the rest of Latin America and been separated into many different countries With that in mind, we have dialects and accents in parts of the country to this day, which is natural considering the continental...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. AHC: Independent Minas Gerais

    With a POD of 1720, have the State of Minas Gerais be an independent country. The rules for this AHC are: 1 - At least the majority of the territory of OTL Minas Gerais must be in this country; 2 - Minas Gerais can expand and annex more territories, although it's not obligatory and one should be...
  5. AHQ: Iberian Union's impact on the Portuguese Empire

    When it comes to the Iberian Union, there's much discussion about how it impacted both the countries of Portugal and Spain. However, what's often overlooked is how the Iberian Union impacted the colonial empire of Portugal. Specifically, was the Iberian Union a net good or was it negative when...
  6. AHC: Spanish-speaking majority Amazon

    With a POD of 1550, your challenge is to make the majority of the Amazon be located in the Spanish-speaking regions, you can do this any way you want (screw Brazil, Portugal, wank Spain, Gran Colombia etc.) as long as it's not unrealistic to the point it could be considered ASB. You don't...
  7. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: France Antartique Not Successful?

    otl, the Portuguese made numerous failed attempts to oust the French from the south of what otherwise would be part of their Brazilian Colony (or Spanish La Plata). However, due to every factor from the distance needed to capture it, Lisbon's apathy compared to that of Paris, who needed...
  8. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Independent "Portucale"

    Otl, western Iberia is simply, well, Spain. There's some tension with the Galicians, but nothing too major. However, in the early 1100s, under Count Afonso, the county of Portucale attempted to rebel and become "king of Portugal." Now, this failed of course, as the people Henry appealed to (the...
  9. AltoRegnant

    WI: More Powers Successfully Colonized Parts of Brazil?

    Brazil, despite being an utterly massive region, only had one lasting colonial master- Portugal. However, other powers both tried their hand at carving regions of influence and settlementd- notably, the Dutch in the north and the French down south. So that begs the question, what if all three...
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