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  1. Effects of Joanna la Beltraneja winning the War of Castilian Succession?

    Imagine that John of Portugal's wife, Eleanor of Viseu dies after their marriage and when the War of Castilian Succession starts, his father Afonso V marries him with Joanna la Beltraneja. She wins and gets crowned queen of Castile, John gets crowned king of Portugal after his father dies or...
  2. Coluber

    Dynastic union between Portugal and ... Brittany... somehow...

    So, I was reading this thread right here, the other day (it got me thinking of this thread as well) and it got my poor widdle bwain running amok in my skull. I started looking into alternate timelines for Portuguese history that begin to diverge around the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. AHC: Portugal-Leon and no Castile-Aragon by the end of the Reconquista

    What are the series of PoDs that could end up resulting in Iberia looking something like this by the end of the Reconquista (1492)? There are only 3 conditions to be met to arrive at this scenario: 1- At one point, Portugal will inherit the throne of Leon and dominate the union; 2- Castile and...
  6. 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 .
  7. All of Manuel I of Portugal's children are Daughters

    Manuel the Fortunate (Or the Unfortunate in this case) had numerous sons in OTL including Miguel de Paz, John III of Portugal, Luis, Duke of Beja and so on. He had about three surviving daughters, (Isabel, Beatriz and Maria). But what if all of his children were daughters? How would that look...
  8. kasumigenx

    WI: Philippines is Partitioned between Portugal and Spain

    I have been reading and talking with historians and it turned out that Portugal discovered Luzon and Mindanao prior to the Spanish, what if the Portuguese decided to concede Visayas and Palawan to the Castilians and decided to colonize Luzon and Mindanao instead of fighting to get all of the...
  9. GameBawesome

    No Iberian Union; Effects on Spanish and Portuguese Empires?

    The Iberian Union was a dynastic personal union between Spain and Portugal. It started because King Sebastian I died in a war with Morocco without producing an heir. Then his uncle, Henry, became king but was old and a cardinal, which meant he couldn't get married. So, once he died, this led to...
  10. Taunay

    WI: Castilian King killed in Aljubarrota?

    In 1385, Portugal staged one of the biggest upsets in military history by defeating Castile in the Battle of Aljubarrota. However, what's not widely known is that the Castilian king was in the battle. As the Castilian Army was being destroyed, the King hurriedly left, but not before being chased...
  11. Taunay

    WI: Portuguese Banda Oriental in 1812?

    In 1811-1812, amid the chaos of the Platine independence movements, Portugal saw an opportunity to realize its long dream of having a "natural frontier" at the Río de la Plata, and sent a military expedition to the region. While successful, the expedition had to end and Portugal was forced to...
  12. Taunay

    WI: Portugal funds Christopher Columbus?

    In 1487, Christopher Columbus presented his proposal of sailing the ocean blue by going west and reaching the Indies that way. IOTL, we know Portugal knew that this proposal was wrong, and promptly rejected it. Some historians believe that the King of Portugal at that time, João II of Portugal...
  13. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC/WI: Independent Goa

    For those unaware, Goa refers to a Portuguese possession on the coast of India from 1505 onwards. Its population converted to Christianity as a result of Portuguese colonialism. After India became independent in 1947, they demanded that Portugal turn over Goa to them, but Portugal (then under a...
  14. Taunay

    WI: Portuguese King assassinated in 1759?

    In 1759, following a supposed regicide, José I of Portugal decreed the expulsion of Jesuits from the entire Portuguese Empire. However, there was some serious opposition to these plans, and there were rumors that a possible new assassination attempt could happen against José I. WI this were the...
  15. pandizzy

    La Reina Loca: A Juana I of Castile Timeline
    Threadmarks: September 1495.

    First posted on patreon! Valladolid, Castile. September 1495. A fresh breeze came from the city, filtering into her chambers and snapping the curtains of her windows. It was a good day, she determined, neither too warm nor too cold. The sort of day that started good and could only end good...
  16. Taunay

    WI: Portugal colonizes Argentina in 1531

    A little known chapter of history is told by journalist Eduardo Bueno in his amazing book "Captains of Brazil", that talks about the history of Colonial Brazil from the 1530s to the 1550s. Among the many things told in the book a particular stands out: the attempted colonization of the Río de la...
  17. AHC - Major Asian(Non Hindustani/Middle Easterner) demographic is South America

    Thinking about some different scenarios for South America. One thing struck me is about Asian diaspora/immigration to South America nations. I know, Brazil has a very noticeable Japanese diaspora, also Peru to a lesser extend. I've read about some Koreans and Chinese here and there, but I would...
  18. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: Ferdinand Magellan sails for Portugal?

    I don't think I've ever seen this one done before. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who circumnavigated the world ... in service of Spain. His history in Portugal became rather turbulent: For the sake of this scenario, let's suppose Magellan and Manuel don't have a falling-out...
  19. Taunay

    No Asunción = Portuguese Argentina?

    The foundation of Asunción in 1537 was essential to safeguarding Spanish hegemony in the Rio de la Plata, as Asunción was the base from which the cities of Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Santa Fé, Corrientes and most importantly Buenos Aires were founded. If the expedition that led to the foundation of...
  20. IsaacXII

    The Dawn of a Century: an Iberian timeline
    Threadmarks: Castile 1475

    Asturias, Spain, December 1475 "Checkmate!" the Princess of Asturias exclaimed as she moved her knight across the checked board. She looked up at her mother and gleamed, basking in her achivement. "Excellent. You are learning very fast, Isabel" Queen Isabel of Castile congratulated her...
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