AHC make Mexico the most powerful country in America

The Bourbons considered running off to Mexico City when Napoleon marched in the way the Braganzas ran off to Rio de Janeiro.

Would Mexico City as the capital of an Empire of New Spain work?
 
delay the civil war till 1914.
the South rebels ,not due to slavery but over the rights of blacks to vote or something like that.
You'd see a civil war with barbed wire machine guns, and bolt action rifles.
Trench warfare not unlike the Western Front. Its a slugfest, a meat grinder never seen before.

Mexico intervenes, and allies with the union, in exchange for its former territories back. the opening of another front and fresh troops is to much for the South.
With mexican cores largely untouched by war, Greater Mexico becomes the most powerful country in America.


it has the other effect that the USA does not participate in the Great War, financially or otherwise. so Britain and France dont get that line of credit they otherwise got.
 
The US control of the great lakes, major rivers on the east coast and the cool climate there for the making of steel and setting up heavy industry is a hard one to compete with.
More settlers would be needed too.
The hot climate will also limit the numbers of settlers coming. OTL the warmer parts of the US only became more populated after air conditioning was introduced.
The perception of Mexico as a catholic area would make it less attractive to many European settlers.
The ownership ship of land is an issue and the practice of giving most of the land to large estates limits interest too.
Homesteading would be more popular with settlers.
 
The perception of Mexico as a catholic area would make it less attractive to many European settlers.
The ownership ship of land is an issue and the practice of giving most of the land to large estates limits interest too.
Homesteading would be more popular with settlers.
Argentina would like to have some words.
 
So what a migrant is a migrant. Most of Europe at the time was Catholic
Southern Europe is mostly catholic, Northen Europe protestant.
Most European migrants to the US were protestants.
Swedes. fins, Norwegians, Danes. North Germans, Dutch English Scots.Ulster-Scots, Swiss.Welsh
 
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Southern Europe is mostly catholic, Northen Europe protestant.
Most European migrants to the US were protestants.
Swedes. fins, Norwegians, Danes. North Germans, Dutch English Scots.Ulster-Scots, Swiss.Welsh
All that would really change is Mexico would have a differnt base of migrants than the USA. I don't see how that would cripple them.
 
All that would really change is Mexico would have a differnt base of migrants than the USA. I don't see how that would cripple them.
No not cripple them. But it does limit the parts of Europe they can get settlers from.
The problem is the climate. Hard to run heavy industry in such a hot climate.
Even the southern states of the US only started to industrialise after air conditioning was introduced.
The early industrial revolution mostly happened in colder climates.
Mexico could be much bigger but would be mostly about farming, lumber and mining.
 
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No not cripple them. But it does limit the parts of Europe they can get settlers from.
The problem is the climate. Hard to run heavy industry in such a hot climate.
Even the southern states of the US only started to industrialise after air conditioning was introduced.
The early industrial revolution mostly happened in colder climates.
Mexico could be much bigger but would be mostly about farming, lumber and mining.
has if 19th century industry bosses cared about working conditions
 
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