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  1. No Dutch Portuguese War

    How would Portugal and her colonies develop without this conflict? For a POD I can think of two immediately that work. 1. No Iberian Union, either Sebastian does not perish in a war with Morocco, or someone other than Phillip manages to inherit the kingdom. 2. The Netherlands is not inherited...
  2. Tasso Jereissati president

    Tasso played a big role in the Plano Real and the rise of the PSDB, and (at least according to Ciro Gomes) he was the natural presidential candidate in 1994 until FHC decided to impose himself. Taking Ciro's word as truth, say FHC either backs down or is backed down(according to Ciro he opposed...
  3. Brazilian WI: Ciro Gomes is elected president of Brazil in 2002?

    For a brief time during the first round of the 2002 Brazilian presidential race, former governor of Ceará and former minister of finance Ciro Gomes either led the polls or was just barely behind Lula, the favourite candidate and OTL winner. However, Ciro's numbers collapsed and he eventually got...
  4. Brazilian WI: Fernando Henrique Cardoso became mayor of São Paulo in 1985?

    Nine years before he ran for (and won) the presidency of Brasil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso (or just FHC) ran for mayor of São Paulo. However, although he led the polls from day one right up until election day, he was narrowly defeated by former president Jânio Quadros in a huge upset. What if...
  5. Gukpard

    WI: Full scale US invasion of Brazil in 1964.

    In 1964 we had the US sponsored coup in Brazil. To jump a long boring discussion, the government of João Goulart wanted to do some very capitalist reforms on the country, so a minor faction of the army and some sectors of the civil society painted him as a commie, even tough him paradoxically...
  6. Rio de Janeiro wasn't captured by the French in 1711?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rio_de_Janeiro After defeating a French raid the previous year, the port of Rio de Janeiro was captured in September 1711 by a much larger fleet led by the experienced corsair René Duguay-Trouin and occupied by his troops until December, when they...
  7. What is the earliest plausible date for the Braganzas to go to Brazil?

    Like it says on the tin. I suppose they could've done it during the Fantastic War, assuming the Spanish invasion is more successful and they capture Lisbon? Would they return to Europe as soon as things cooled down, or would they stay in America for longer, like how John VI did? @Lusitania
  8. AHC/WI: Brazilian United Americas

    Whenever someone thinks of a united North and South America, they (understandably) think immediately of it being led by the US. But what if it was united by their more southern neighbor? Starting in 1822, how can we get a Brazilian-led unified Americas by the year 2200 (just thought giving 400...
  9. Brazilian WI: Cristovam Buarque is reelected governor of Brasília in 1998?

    Elected in 1994, Cristovam Buarque (back then still a member of PT and an ally of Lula) served as governor of the Federal District for four years, from 1995 to 1999. His term was marked by social programs, the most famous of them being Bolsa Escola (the prececessor to Bolsa Família), large...
  10. Best case scenario for Brazil after a failed 1964 coup?

    Say that the coup against João Goulart fails for whatever reason - say more generals remain loyal, or the putchists control fewer important states (Carlos Lacerda, Magalhães Pinto, Ademar de Barros and Ildo Meneghetti all won their races by thin margins) - and the president remains in office...
  11. Brazilian dictatorship WI: Costa e Silva is assassinated?

    On July 25, 1966, a bomb went blew up in the Guararapes Airport, near Recife, killing 2 people and wounding 14 others. However, the main target of the attack, army general and future Brazilian dictator Artur da Costa e Silva, wasn't present because his plane malfunctioned and he traveled to...
  12. Brazil's Old Republic was overthrown in 1924?

    In July 5, 1924, a group of military rebels (the Tenentes) led by Isidoro Dias Lopes led a revolt in São Paulo against the Brazilian Old Republic and its president, Artur Bernardes. However, although they eventually took the city after a few days, by the time their control of it was secured they...
  13. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: France Antartique Not Successful?

    otl, the Portuguese made numerous failed attempts to oust the French from the south of what otherwise would be part of their Brazilian Colony (or Spanish La Plata). However, due to every factor from the distance needed to capture it, Lisbon's apathy compared to that of Paris, who needed...
  14. AltoRegnant

    WI: More Powers Successfully Colonized Parts of Brazil?

    Brazil, despite being an utterly massive region, only had one lasting colonial master- Portugal. However, other powers both tried their hand at carving regions of influence and settlementd- notably, the Dutch in the north and the French down south. So that begs the question, what if all three...
  15. kubitschek

    Order and Progress: A Brazilian TL
    Threadmarks: Note

    Order and Progress A Brazilian TL by kubitschek NOTE Hello! I have been a lurker for quite a time since the past months, and I have finally decided to write my first timeline. As such, I would love to receive, especially from the Brazilian community present here, any constructive criticism...
  16. A Drop in the Bucket: Brazil and Latin America in the Cold War
    Threadmarks: Part 1: A Divided City

    ------------------ Part 1: A Divided City Throughout practicaly all of Porto Alegre's republican history, most of its inhabitants had very little say in how the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul was run. During the Old Republic, its mayors, like pretty much all other politicians of the...
  17. Brazilian WI: Carlos Lacerda doesn't become governor of Guanabara in 1960?

    This is a rather obscure WI so I'm calling in fellow Brazilians @Gukpard @Guilherme Loureiro @ByzantineCaesar @Gonzaga and @AdrianoChika. Carlos Lacerda was one of the more important political figures of the 1945-1964 era in Brazil. A journalist and politician who constantly agitated for a...
  18. Gukpard

    Could Filinto Müller take power in Brazil?

    So, for the people who don't know Filinto Müller was amoung the most despicable and succesfull people on brazilian politics, He began taking part on the 1924 civil war on the side of the rebels, but after three years he was expelled since he belived it was going nowhere, thus he deserted to the...
  19. Gukpard

    What if João Goulart managed to take emergency powers in 1963?

    In october 1963, less than a year before the coup that ended the populist republic and began the military dictatorship, the brazilian president João Goulart tried a desesperated act to reverse the possibility of a coup by trying to enact a State of Emergency. His proposal came after the...
  20. Osvaldo Aranha became president of Brazil in 1945?

    Osvaldo Aranha was a lawyer, diplomat and one of Getúlio Vargas' most trusted subordinates, serving in a variety of cabinet posts during both of his administrations as minister of justice (1930-31), finance (1931-34 and 1953-54) and foreign relations (1938-44). Most famously, perhaps, he was...
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