south america

  1. Free Mapuches?

    In the same way that Ethiopia and Thailand found a way to maneuver and/or resist so they survived into present day without being colonized, do you see a chance for the Mapuche people in South America to have remained independent until today? They were never fully colonized by the Spanish; it was...
  2. Apus of the Ocean: A Timeline Concept

    Consider the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Columbian_rafts If you read the article, there is plenty of evidence that Andean seafaring capabilities were much more developed than usually thought. In fact, the first contact between the Spanish and the Inca was with an ocean-going...
  3. Whipidedius

    WI: Brazil's "Intentona Comunista", the socialist revolt, succeed

    This topic has been brought here a few times, but let's see... The year is 1935, Getúlio Vargas has been undemocraticaly ruling Brazil for the last five years. Finally, in November 23 a revolt starts in Natal, northeastern region of Brazil. The revolutionaries take control of the city and...
  4. Veneco

    WI: Néstor Kirchner finishes third in the 2003 Argentine pres. election

    As the title says. What would have happened if Fmr. Pres. Carlos Menem and Fmr. Min. Ricardo López Murphy had occupied the first two places in the 2003 Argentine presidential election? IOTL, the margin between Gov. Néstor Kirchner and Fmr. Minister López Murphy was about 6 points, but was...
  5. AHC: Greek/Byzantine Colony in Brazil

    You're challenge is to keep the Byzantine Empire alive well into the Age of Discovery and have it colonize a part of Brazil. Where in Brazil would the Byzantine Empire colonize? What would it be called? How would culture develop there?
  6. jacobthebruh

    Earth 172

    Hello all, this is my first post on AH.com. I hail from the r/ImaginaryMaps discord server, and I have an alt-geo project I’ve been working on. Please, critique is invited! Thanks for your time!
  7. GauchoBadger

    WI: Spanish Amazon basin?

    With a PoD somewhere between the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 and the Treaty of Madrid in 1750, how can we make it so that Spain, not Portugal, attains control of the Amazon river basin? Think Spanish control over roughly the OTL Brazilian states of Acre, Amazonas, most of Pará, Rondônia and...
  8. Tribute of Angels - A 19th century timeline
    Threadmarks: Mexican Cession

    Idea I've had for a timeline with a pod of 1848 with possible some minor pods before then. Feel free to comment and offer criticism on the timeline. Thank you. Mexican Cession The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American war on February 2, 1848. The treaty would see the United...
  9. AHC: The Japanese Empire Form Colonies in Africa and/or South America

    Just imagine the distance and language barriers they would have to cover.
  10. ronaldo

    The colony that had colonies

    Hello everyone, I have been building an alternate story a few months ago in which Brazil became a great power comparable to the power of France during the 19th and 20th century. In this world Brazil industrialized very early being one of the first places to industrialize, after its independence...
  11. AHC/WI: A Sedentary Civilisation on the Juan Fernández Islands

    For those not in the know, the Juan Fernández Islands are a sparsely inhabited trio of islands 670 km off Chile, consisting of Robinson Crusoe, Alejandro Selkirk and Santa Clara. They weren't discovered until November 1574 by their namesake spanish explorer, and never had any indigenous people...
  12. DBWI no Columbian Venezuelan war

    In 2002 Álvaro Uribe won the presidency of Columbia in a relative landslide. Hugo Chavis claimed the election was a sham and invaded to 'restore power to the people' to his surprise the Columbians fought back hard. The short victorious war that Hugo promised did not materialize at all. But...
  13. Mr.Wigglemunch

    WWII: Total war in South America?

    Hey folks, how plausible is it for two or more independent countries during the second world war on the South American continent to be pitched against each other to the extent of necessitating a total war economy of those countries involved? I'm curious as to how it would align with the global...
  14. WI: No Paraguayan War

    While it's often overlooked in the West, the Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance) was one of the most bloody and devastating wars in Latin American history. How might the absence of this conflict have changed history?
  15. Largest Brazil Possible Post-Independence

    After Brazil becomes independent, how large can the country get? Could it gain more territory from its neighbors than it did? Can it gain a part of the Pacific coast? Could it gain colonies in Africa? Hell, could it even take over the whole South American continent? What would Brazil have to do...
  16. mapperific

    Fraternité de Rébellion: WI the French Revolution failed?

    THIS IS OUTDATED: FOR THE REVAMP, PLEASE VIEW HERE https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/what-if-the-french-revolution-never-happened-fraternit%C3%A9-en-r%C3%A9bellion.492683/ Fraternité en Rébellion is a Hearts of Iron IV mod set in the flames of 1933. In this alternate history...
  17. Help: South America with more countries

    Hello, everybody. I'm working on an alternative story, for now I'm seeing how many nations will exist today all over the world in my story, but I also want there to be more countries in some continents. For example, in South America there are between 20 to 50 countries unlike OTL. But sometimes...
  18. El_Presidente

    Napoleonic Victory: effects on the Portuguese and Spanish colonies?

    Basically, Napoleon never invades Russia, instead reorganizing Eastern Europe and the Balkans so both sides are (more or less) pleased; without having to worry about Russia for the time being, and with Russia still embargoing the Brits, eventually the Spanish guerrillas are crushed, and french...
  19. How plausible could a Rio de la Plata civilisation be?

    Depending on what time you're at and what plants you have, how likely could an advanced civilisation in South America's Rio de la Plata basin develop, and it what sort of ways?
  20. WI: Bolivia never becomes landlocked

    Bolivia used to have a coastline. However, after its defeat in the War of the Pacific, its window to the ocean was divided between Peru and Chile, leaving it landlocked. What if this hadn't happened and Bolivia still had a coastline?
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