To me, he represents how much shit you can get away with through charm and charisma.I think it could have been because hisparents might have seen Ronald Reagan as representing strength and confidence.
I picked the name at random out of a list of Portuguese names. It meant (according to the list) "strength", which was fitting for a character who abandoned a privileged life when he saw the moral cost.Aleixo is not very common, but it's a more traditional Portuguese name, and perfectly plausible.
These people couldn't wake up and smell the 20th century.You can't do much to improve a country/colony with the minds that guided the Estado Novo.
It is one of the blessings of history that their overthrow was incredibly peaceful.
It is more like a British style constitutional monarchy, which a House of Lords represented by the people who run the princely states.
Russia is a multi-national, constitutional republic. Think of a democratic Soviet Union, minus Belarus and Ukraine, which are independent nations in the German sphere.Also, what happened to Russia?
However, it is by no means perfect: politics in Russia resembles OTL Italian politics, with unstable political coalitions, corruption, and the occasional riot. Also, while Jews, Muslims, and other minorities have equal rights, de facto institutional prejudice is still common.