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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Challenge: United Kingdom of Aragon and Portugal

    Well, the title explain everything
  9. aoifeloveskhoward

    What if Elizabeth I had a daughter

    20th February 1569- Hatfield house A woman sat up in a Richly embroidered bed. She had right copper ringlets and piercing black eyes which seemed to stare disapprovingly even when the face below was smiling. She was holding a tiny baby wrapped in white and gold swaddle. The baby yawned and...
  10. TheWitheredStriker

    Portuguese Canary Islands: Method and implications?

    The idea of the Canary Islands being taken not by Spain/Castile but rather by the good ol' Portuguese bois has been floating around in my mind as of lately, especially as it seems that the Portuguese had a vested interest in them (and also discovered them outright). I've looked at this thread...
  11. eliamartin65

    The Red Rose and the Golden Fleece - A 15th Century TL
    Threadmarks: Preface

    PREFACE Grand Collar of the Burgundian Order of the Golden Fleece, established in 1430 by Philippe III, Duke of Burgundy, in order to celebrate his third marriage to Princess Isabel of Portugal. Having fallen out of disuse during the rule of Philippe's son Charles, the order was later...
  12. A Portuguese TL, So tem um Deus. Portugal Inherits. Burgundy...

    CHAPTER 1 The Marriage. The Young Prince of Portugal, Joao II is still waiting for him to suceed his father, he has alot of plans with the nation of Portugal. He bravely joined his Father in the campaign in Morocco against Arzilha and is ready to become King of Portugal when its needed. His...
  13. Effects of a Habsburg England-Netherlands-Spain-Portugal personal union

    1555: Queen Mary I, due to being free of the ovarian cancer which killed her ITTL, gives birth to a son, named Philip after his father. In 1558, Philip and Mary have a daughter Catherine, the future Holy Roman Empress. 1556: A one-year-old Philip becomes King of the Netherlands and Burgundy...
  14. What if there was a union between Portugal-Castille instead of Castille-Aragon?

    Basically, I’m thinking of the changes in history if the marriage between Isabel I of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon did not happen and instead she married either Afonso V or John II of Portugal, leading to a dynastic union between those two realms. I've read some threads here about this...
  15. Portugal sacrifices Guinea-Bissau to win in Angola and Mozambique. What next?

    So I've seen in a few threads here on the Portuguese colonial wars that under less hardline leadership-say, if President Tomas dies of a stroke or something and Marcelo Caetano can do what he thinks needs to be done-if Portugal had been willing to write off the future Guinea-Bissau as the lost...
  16. Salma Amer

    Manuel I, King of Portugal, was born female

    Manuel I of Portugal (1469-1521) What if Manuel I, King of Portugal, was born as a girl who is named after her mother, Beatrice? Will Fernando and Isabella support John II in his desire to legitimize his son Jorge, or what?
  17. Oth Thakom

    Beyond Vinland

    Beyond Vinland is an Alternate History Project created on the Whatifalthist discord server where the focus is on the butterfly effect from Iceland's independence after a lightning strikes and burns down a Church in the year 1000, influencing Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi's decision regarding the...
  18. Taunay

    WI: João de Castro King of Portugal

    João de Castro had everything in his favor to become King of Portugal during the 1383 Crisis. He was popular among the lower classes of Lisbon and had a base of support in some sectors of the nobility. However, unluckily for him, he was in Castile as the crisis unfolded, and John of Castile, who...
  19. John VI of Portugal isn't poisoned?

    John VI ruled Portugal during an extremely difficult period, during which the country was wracked by foreign threats and internal crises he had no hope of subduing with the resources he had. He faced a Spanish invasion, a French one (which prompted his and the court's flight to Brazil), a...
  20. What if Humberto Delgado successfully threw out the Estado Novo (with US support)?

    The guy, at least I heard, was a MAJOR suck up to the US, and he wanted to be the president of Portugal in the 1958 election. Suppose he wins and stages a revolution, turning Portugal into a democratic country, what happens next?
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