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Points of Divergence : Mexico

Points of divergence concerning alternate historical developments within the modern day territory of Mexico.

Prehistory

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Antiquity

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The Middle Ages

Early Modern history

WI: Aztecs slaughter the Conquistadors

WI: Hernan Cortez and his men are massacred by the Aztecs

Challenge: The Aztec and Inca empires survive

WI King Cortes - Discussion about potential PODs leading to Hernan Cortes becoming a native-approved ruler over OTL Mexico or some other parts of central America. This particular POD discussion influenced John Fredrick Parker and Cuāuhtemōc while they were creating their TLs that tackled just such an idea.

Challenge: Largest Possible Mexico (with a POD between the 17th century and 1820)

Larger Mexico

Challenge: Make Mexico predominantly ethnically African

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18th and 19th century

Challenge: Largest possible Mexico (with a POD between the 17th century and 1820)

Challenge: Keep Central America close to Mexico (POD between 1808 and 1830)

A more succesful Mexican Rebellion

Effects of no Peninsular War on Latin American Wars for Independence ?

A more successful Mexican Rebellion

WI: Carlos I, Emperor of Mexico and King of Guatemala

Challenge: Keep the United States of Mexico as established under the 1824 constitution stable to the present day

Challenge: Mexico becomes a great power (with a POD after 1830)

Another Texas WI: No distractions for Antonio López de Santa Anna

WI: Antonio López de Santa Anna was killed shortly after the Battle of San Jacinto ?

Mexican-American War PODs

The First Mexican Empire gets its European Prince - After the Mexican War of Independence, Mexico tried to implement the Plan of Iguala, which would have created a commonwealth with the King of Spain as the Emperor of Mexico. If he refused, the throne would be offered to other members of the House of Bourbon. What if the plan had worked in an ATL and the Mexican throne wasn't inherited by a general as in OTL ?

WI: Moderately successful First Empire of Mexico

WI: Karl Ludwig chosen instead of Maximillian I. as the Emperor of Mexico - Could Karl Ludwing keep the Second Mexican Empire alive for longer or transform it into something better, unlike his short-lived OTL counterpart ?

What else is there to known about Emperor Max of Mexico ?

WI the US gets the Baja Peninsula in the Mexican Cession ?

Challenge: Make Mexico expansionistic after 1860

WI Maximilian of Mexico marries Amélia of Brazil

DBWI: WI the Second Mexican Empire fell ?

Could either of the Mexican monarchies worked ?

Canals through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc.

Challenge: A world war in the Western Hemisphere

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20h century

21st century

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Miscellaneous

A much stronger Latin America

WI: A Spanish-speaking superpower in Latin America

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ASB / ISOT / Geological

Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico ISOT'ed back to 1500

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pods/mexico.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)