This is Irish politics - bloody mindedness and history goes a long way...I'm wondering how long the IPP is going to last for, until it eventually splinters.
The British didn't so much value the alliance as were governed by more traditional Liberals who were less interested in imperial adventurism and didn't see any harm in letting the friendly Portuguese have notional control over portions of inner Africa. At this time the government was having its own troubles with the Boers and settlers in South Africa anyway and, if anything valuable is found north of the Zambezi, it'll be British companies in prime position to exploit those resources anyway.So the British didn't stop Portugal from getting the pink map TTL? Guess that means they valued the alliance more then.
so, UK did not enter WWI?
Much like the OTL 19th amendment, in theory all women were enfranchised but in practice state governments found various ways of stopping non-white women from voting for several decades.The Nineteenth Amendment mentions that it only gives the franchise to "certain" women.
I have to ask which women?