latin america

  1. WI: Several Latin American countries Fascist movements had been more serious and came together as a Fascist bloc on the eve of WW 2?

    This idea based on some reading of different Fascist or Fascist style movements in Latin America (like the Mexican Gold Shirts). FDR was all about the Good Neighbor policy, so much so that he didn't even use military force when Mexico nationalized their Oil industry. Which got me thinking what...
  2. AHC/WI Spain keeps Latin America until the 20th century?

    How could Spain have maintained Latin America under its empire until the decolonization era? In OTL the Peninsular War sparked the independence movements, so avoiding it would be obvious, but then what? Would the Spanish Empire need some reforms? How would Spain deal with the US and its...
  3. Brazilian WI: Juarez Távora defeats Juscelino Kubitschek in 1955?

    The 1955 Brazilian presidential election was pretty close: Juscelino Kubitschek, one of Getúlio Vargas' many political heirs and candidate of PSD and PTB, defeated UDN's Juarez Távora by a margin of just 5%, or roughly 400.000 out of 9 million votes. Távora's campaign was hampered by two main...
  4. A Brazilian victory at the Cisplatine War?

    The Cisplatine War was a two and a half year long (December 1825 to August 1828) conflict which pitted the Empire of Brazil on one side and the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata on the other, the latter of whom also enjoyed the support of a group rebels known as the Thirty-Three Orientals...
  5. Confederates win the Civil War in 1863. Effects in Latin America

    The Confederacy ITTL wins the American Civil War in the year of 1863. More specifically, they win Gettysburg followed by many more decisive victories that force Lincoln to surrender by September 1863. How would a victory of the Confederate States affect the Latin American region?
  6. Tales Weaver

    DBAHC: WW2 doesn’t spill over to Latin America

    South America, alongside Europe and Pacific islands and China, has been well-Known battlefield of WW2. So here is a challenge: With PoD of 1933, prevent South American theater from opening in WW2.
  7. 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...
  8. Salvador Allende becomes president of Chile in 1958?

    Twelve years before his OTL election as president of Chile, Salvador Allende almost accomplished that exact same feat in 1958, but he lost to Jorge Alessandri (who he would eventually defeat in 1970) by a margin of less than 3%. What if he won? How different would this hypothetical presidency...
  9. durante

    Argentina with improved economics since 1930

    Kudos goes to Dr Sinclair way back when by demonstrating how 50 countries with randomly assigned GDP growth rates could end up with vastly different sized economies over the course of 50 years...(his intention was to show that the relative poverty of some African nations relative to others is...
  10. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Equity & Justice: An Imperial Mexico Timeline
    Threadmarks: Opening Post

    Sigh, Another Timeline? Yes. Well, get on with it, what's it about? My attempt at a realistic Mexico-Wank with the Second Mexican Empire Succeeding How will you update this TL? Dunno. I have exams going on, and I wrote this after I got too tired from studying.1 update per 2 weeks is what I seem...
  11. treefreak32

    AHC: Latin Draka/Reverse Decades of Darkness

    Obviously, this is a pretty crazy one, but I've been reading Jared's DoD and was struck with the idea of reversing the fates of North and South America in that TL. Essentially, how could a Latin American super power (Gran Colombia maybe?) get the idea that they were a master race, and decide to...
  12. What if the eagle eating the snake on the cactus is first spotted (and Mexico City is built) on the U.S border?

    Instead of the prophecy being fulfilled in a swamp in the center of Mexico, it's fulfilled in what is now the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo. Right across the border from Laredo, Texas. During an expedition north by the Aztec empire. What if a city the size of Mexico City (which is the capitol...
  13. Aranda's memorandum: 3 kings under 1 empire
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: The memorandum

    The Count of Aranda Aranda was a former prime minister of Spain. He had taken control of the country after the Motín de Esquilache. His ability to renegotiate the demands with the uprisers and to pacify the situation made him the right hand of Charles the III of Spain during a certain part of...
  14. Post US Civil War, could the government resettle former Confederates in Latin America and the Caribbean? What would be the impacts of this program?

    Resettlement post wars, be they civil or otherwise, is fairly common throughout world history. After the American Revolutionary War, ~100k former loyalists were sent elsewhere. Post US Civil War IOTL, an unknown number of former Confederates settled elsewhere, such as Brazil or Mexico. But what...
  15. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Spanish Amazonas

    So, this is for a later POD on a timeline I'm writing. In OTL, Spain claimed the Amazon for themselves, but during the 18th Century, after redrawing of borders, the Portuguese controlled the Amazon. What if, the Spanish had explored and settled more of the Amazon during the 16th Century...
  16. FernandoPerla

    Japanese invasion of Latin America (WWII)

    I've read there's a Japanese document found by the Allies of WWII, in which a plan for an invasion of Latin America is detailed; specifically, a perimeter around the Panama Canal comprising Central America, parts of Colombia, parts of Venezeula, Ecuador, and Peru. I think it's called Tanaka...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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