Feel free to contact me, I'd be honored and reply as soon as I saw the messageThank you. And I was actually thinking of running the Portuguese passed you. I have a basic understanding of Spanish, Italian and French but Portuguese is out of my league.
Big understatement x3And Brazil has SO much potential at this point of history. From what I've read, it wasn't so much republicanism which did the Empire in at the end
The way the Republic came to be here was kinda like a soap opera
Some officers pissed about the abolition turned republican and convinced a good friend of the Emperor that he had turned against him because the Emperor appointed his rival(who he was disputing a widow whom was their mutual love interest) premier, making he believe he was going to be sent to jail next so he went "LEMME SIGN THIS BULLSHIT" and the Emperor just kinda accepted it because he hated his job anyway
The rest of military and the people werent really republican but while they adored the Emperor they werent in love with the monarchy either so most just played along
Yes, we got an efficient premier for once!the US sent a military mission to Brazil in 1885 and the head of that mission got wind of the planed coup and tipped Celso off. This meant he could preempt the plotters and force them to act before they were ready. The navy stayed loyal and they were able to put the coup down. The failed coup then allowed Celso to basically gut the army's officer corps and deprive the conservatives of their 'muscle.'' Celso still has to dance a very fine line with the conservatives, but it does seem he was good at that. If he can lay the foundations for reform, I think there's a good chance Brazil can come out an industrialized democratic power in the 30s and 40s.
Im very happy about this