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  1. WI: No Freyre.

    Gilberto Freyre was an important intellectual who shaped a lot about how Brazilians think about race relations in the country. He basically argued that Brazil has always been a society of interracial relationships, arguing, for example, that the relationship between slaveowners and their slaves...
  2. AHC: Smaller Brazil

    Brazil is a very big country, its landmass is almost half of South America, and its area is larger than the contiguous United States. However, with a POD starting in 1550, your objective is to have a Brazil that's much smaller. You can balkanize Brazil into 2 countries, but that's the limit.
  3. GameBawesome

    Challenge: More Portuguese-speaking nations in the Americas WITHOUT Balkanizing Brazil

    Brazil is unique in South America. Besides being one of largest nations, it is also the only one to speak Portuguese. This is due to the Treaty of Tordesillas, where Spain got most of the New World, and Portugal got Brazil, which eventually expanded over the next three centuries until it's...
  4. Tales Weaver

    DBPC: Successful 1964 Brazil coup attempt

    The coup by General Humberto de Alencar de Castello Branco in Brazil against Joao Goulart in 1964’s failure would seem obvious. Due to many of the workers supporting Goulart. Was this support on Joao Goulart that inevitable?
  5. The Braganzas flee to Brazil in 1762?

    Spain invaded Portugal three times in 1762 as a part of the Seven Years' War, but their attempts to conquer their smaller neighbor failed miserably thanks to the scorched earth and guerrilla tactics adopted by the Portuguese. What if the invaders were able to protect their supply lines more...
  6. A conservative cabinet in 1857 in Empire of Brazil

    On May 4, 1857, Pedro Araújo de Lima, the Marquis of Olinda, was appointed by Pedro II as Prime Minister of the Empire of Brazil. Olinda was a member of the conservative party, he was even one of the founders of the conservative party, but he decided to continue the so-called policy of...
  7. No Portuguese conquest of the Banda Oriental

    What if the portuguese never invaded the eastern provinces? I looked at some previous threads but they didn't go much further than "Uruguay stays as part of Argentina". I wonder if Artigas would invade Buenos Aires and declare himself president/king. How would the other provinces react? How...
  8. WI: The Inconfidência Mineira succeeded

    The Inconfidência Mineira was a movement in the State of Minas Gerais to break off and form a new nation. Among its many proposals it included: Breaking away from Portugal and establish an independent, Republican regime Fund industries to promote industrialization Create an university in Vila...
  9. AHC: Brazilian elections after a 1989 Lula victory

    The 1989 Brazilian Election was IOTL a very close one, and it could've very well resulted in a Lula victory. Now, you must try to predict how every post-Lula Election would've gone after 1989. (For TTL, I assume that reelection would've been allowed by Lula, and that, even with a Congress that...
  10. WI: No Marquis of Pombal

    If you don't know, the Marquis of Pombal was a major leader of Portugal in the mid-18th century. He made many reforms that reshaped Portugal, including rebuilding Lisbon following the 1755 Earthquake, banning the Jesuits from Brazil, stopped the Spanish from invading in 1762, ended the slave...
  11. Impacts on Portugal and Brazil of a French victory in the Spanish Succession War

    Had France won the War of the Spanish Succession (on the European front), what would've been the effects of it on Portugal, and especially on its South American colony?
  12. AHC: Independent Minas Gerais

    With a POD of 1720, have the State of Minas Gerais be an independent country. The rules for this AHC are: 1 - At least the majority of the territory of OTL Minas Gerais must be in this country; 2 - Minas Gerais can expand and annex more territories, although it's not obligatory and one should be...
  13. Plausibility Check: Delfim Netto, president of Brazil?

    Antônio Delfim Netto was one of the last Brazilian dictatorship's most prominent civilian members. He served as Minister of Finance from 1967 to 1974, the height of the economic miracle, and was also ambassador to France for a while before becoming Minister of Planning during João Figueiredo's...
  14. AHQ: Iberian Union's impact on the Portuguese Empire

    When it comes to the Iberian Union, there's much discussion about how it impacted both the countries of Portugal and Spain. However, what's often overlooked is how the Iberian Union impacted the colonial empire of Portugal. Specifically, was the Iberian Union a net good or was it negative when...
  15. A loyalist Amazon?

    Brazilian independence was a very complicated process, especially because ''Brazil'' was separated into two states: Brazil and Grão Pará and Rio Negro, which covered almost the entirety of Portuguese Amazon. The elites of Pará were very loyalist and pro-Portugal, mostly because Belém, due to its...
  16. AHQ: Earlier abolition of slavery in Brazil?

    Brazil was one of the last countries (if not the last) in the Americas to abolish slavery. However, is it possible for the institution to be abolished earlier in Brazil with a POD of 1770?
  17. Help with Brazil without the 1964 coup

    I'm thinking about writing a timeline with a wank Populist Republic, however, I'm having difficulty in trying to imagine how Brazilian elections would play out without the 1964 coup. I'm betting in either a JK or Carlos Lacerda winning in 1965, and the defeated candidate in that election winning...
  18. What if the Portuguese never colonized Brazil?

    So as let’s say that the initial Portuguese settlements in Brazil fail miserably and the Portuguese king then decides the entire thing is a waste of time and that he would rather just focus on their territories in Africa and Asia. I’m guessing the Spanish would try and settle it coming from...
  19. WI: The rest of BRICS has China-like economic growth?

    What if the other emerging powers in the 1990s and 2000s had experienced economic development similar to that of China in recent decades? How would the establishment react? How could they have affected some international events? Assuming the POD is just after the end of the Cold War, this would...
  20. A New World with New Ideas - A Brazilian Timeline
    Threadmarks: A Saint for every Soul

    Chapter I - A Saint for every Soul ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— An old man looks to the sea, its majestical blue waters alongside the bright sky fill his eyes with joy and happiness, he stops for a bit and contemplates on how his life has changed...
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