The Death Penalty remained legal throughout the early Josephine Period, however. It would only be officially outlawed by Joseph II in 1787, during the Mid Josephine Era.
So decades earlier than OTL. Will this led to additional changes to the penal system, such as no judicial torture, pillory and others?
It would be interesting to see Portugal, from importer of ideas, become an exporter, whether in terms of religion, politics and culture. If Portugal became way more powerful TTL, compared to OTL, then its ideas might export more easily, especially if they produce positive results (more freedom, knowledge and wealth).The four foreign fads of ideas and influences had a lasting impact in post-Pombaline Portugal to the point that much of the architectural development occurring in areas throughout the mainland in these decades was themed around the strongest foreign influence in the respective area, or simply by the liberation of minority rights passed by Joseph II at the start of the 1780s. The inner territories saw a lot of transformation towards the synagogue and Sephardic architectures in particular, since many hidden Jews had lived there in secrecy away from the scrutiny of city persecutors.
Let's hope Brazil will not revolt forWith the collapse of slavery in non-Brazilian Portugal, the debate over the citizens status only became hotter. Striking differences between Portuguese and Brazilian mentality began to surface, putting cohesion in the population in danger. Without a united outlook on what it meant to be a citizen in the country, King Joseph II believed that the colony he grew up in was destined to sever its ties with the motherland in the near future, following the American example.
Will they be more continental (i.e. anti-clerical) or Anglo-Saxon (more accepting from religion, which might be easier thanks to the Verneist church)? Depending from the Masonry's size, it might influe on the Portuguese intelligentsia.In 1780, the free masonry in Brazil and the one in Portugal were intrinsically tied, motivated by both their commerce and their mutual distaste for Pombal’s government. The collapse of the Inquisition had allowed these men to act even more freely and the signing of the Tagus Declaration gave them unprecedented mainstream liberty and power. The Grand Orient of Lusitania was officially formed somewhere along the 1769s.