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  1. Herohunter

    What If Spain invades Portugal early

    I am planning a Time line and would love to see some discussion on the scenario below. The premise is that the Spanish under the direction of prime Minister Manuel Godoy is able to start a war with Portugal a decade earlier then OTL. In 1797, a year after the Second Treaty of San Ildefonso with...
  2. Portuguese colonies if the Iberian Union lasts longer

    In this TL the Iberian Union survives for a lot longer, a few centuries at least. My question is what happens to some Portuguese colonies, specially Brazil. Without the competition between Spain and Portugal, would Brazil still expand westwards? Or does the crown make them respect the Line of...
  3. AHC Spain and Portugal colonize more of Oceania and South East Asia

    Why didn't Spain and Portugal colonize more of Oceania and South East Asia during their peak power? And what would have to change for them to do it? Also, most of New Guinea was on the Spanish side of the world, so wouldn't it make more sense to colonize there instead of the Philippines?
  4. kasumigenx

    My idea for a Portugal Wank

    >Brunei keeps control of the Philippines/San Lazaro but the Portuguese would have ports in the Philippines as long as the Portuguese Empire is intact with the Lesser Sunda. >Brazil remains to have only control of the lands in the East of the Tordesillas/Zaragosa line although later expansion...
  5. How likely was Brazilian expansion?

    Brazil is a big country, it is in fact larger than the Contiguous United States. It is frankly amazing that Brazil is so enormous, given that it was colonized by such a small country. However, with a POD of the Treaty of Tordesillas, is it fair to argue that it was a given that Brazil/Portuguese...
  6. kasumigenx

    Five more countries
    Threadmarks: Discussion about Japan and its treatment of Koreans and the People of Takasago

    In a political website, men are discussing the Koreans and the people of Takasago being under the rule of People’s Republic of Japan. Boy A: Did you saw the news that the Communist Japanese are sterilising and torturing Koreans and Taiwanese. Boy B: I doubt if the Japanese are torturing and...
  7. kasumigenx

    A Primeira Noiva(The first Bride) – A Portuguese timeline
    Threadmarks: Primeira Noiva

    On 1516, after the birth of Infante Antonio, Maria of Aragon would recuperate but she would not give birth again afterwards and survive her husband after his death in the plague for a few years and die in 1523. On July 16, 1518, Eleanor of Austria would marry Prince John of Portugal, later John...
  8. Did Portugal have any plans for colonial expansion in the mid-20th century?

    Alright, so sorry if this is a confusing thread, because it is above all a question about OTL, and also a potential AH scenario @Viriato @Lusitania In my TL, the Portuguese Overseas Empire survives until the present day, although it is not exactly the main focus on the TL, I did not had in mind...
  9. 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...
  10. Forth Eorlingas

    AHC: League of the Indies More Successful Against Portuguese Empire

    From 1570-1575, 9 regional coastal powers (Bijapur, Calicut, Ahmednagar, Garsopa, Ullal, Aceh, Kalianyamat, Ternate and Tidore) launched a series of near simultaneous wars against Portugal's early Asian footholds with the aim of expelling the Portuguese from the Indian Ocean basin. OTL, the...
  11. The "Portuguese Colbert" doesn't commit suicide?

    Luís de Meneses, 3rd count of Ericeira, was a Portuguese noble and statesman who served as the king Pedro II's minister of finance from 1675 until his untimely death in 1690. During his time in office he pursued a mercantilist economic policy, banning or limiting the imports of certain products...
  12. 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...
  13. The Catholic Monarchs: Second Generation
    Threadmarks: Change of Fate

    Juan, Prince of Asturias dies in the January of 1491 of an illness not recognized. That would leave his elder sister Isabel of Aragon as heir-presumptive to the thrones Castile and Aragon with Juana as second in line. In this universe, Isabel and Ferdinand decided to stop waiting and arrange...
  14. kasumigenx

    Fidalgo Upheld
    Threadmarks: An exploration made public

    The Portuguese exploration of Luzon in 1545 by Pero Fidalgo and the Knowledge of Tomi Pires about Luzon in 1512 would be known in Portugal during the reign of John III of Portugal and even established trading posts in Comintan which would cause the Spanish to be blocked from acquiring Luzon up...
  15. 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.
  16. WI: Portugal had the right to colonize half of North America?

    In OTL Portugal and Castile made a certain number of treaties to estabilish their official zones of influence in Africa, Asia and America, the most famous being Tordesillas. The first of those treaties was Alcáçovas, that treaty said that future lands discovered in the Atlantic south of the 27th...
  17. 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...
  18. A Portuguese victory at Pirajá?

    While it would be a mistake to say that Brazil's independence was entirely peaceful, it was still thankfully much less violent than what took place in the rest of Latin America. A huge (perhaps the biggest) exception to that rule took place in Bahia, where the provincial capital of Salvador was...
  19. SunZi

    Um Novo Reino

    Um Novo Reino In 1474, the Castilian and Aragonese crowns united through the marriage of Queen Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand V of Aragon of 1469, giving birth to the Spanish monarchy. Nevertheless, Castile also got closer under the previous reigns with the kingdom of Portugal by different...
  20. husbands for the daughters of Jose I of Portugal and Mariana Victoria?

    Mainly Maria Francisca, Maria Doroteia and Benedita, but I'm also trying to find a husband for Maria I that isn't her uncle. Was there a particular reason that she married Pedro III? I'm hoping a slightly less related husband may prove to be more fruitful for Maria. Many of her children didn't...
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