Isn't there a Treaty between Dutch and Portuguese to end the conflict?
Yes like iOTL the peace process called Paris Treaty of 1784 was a multiparty negotiations between Britain, USA, Spain and France. In the TL we have two additional combatants the Dutch and the Portugal. At the peace negotiations Portugal will be negotiating with both French and Dutch. The French with Portuguese and British. The Dutch with the Portuguese and British while Spanish with British. Last but not least the Americans with the British.They are all part of the same call for peace across separate regions.
That is going to be the tricky for there will be a whole host of countries including the British who do not want the Portuguese to get too big for its britches and others both zealous and angry at the Portuguese. But not impossible.Yah Portugal came off good from this war at the moment didn't take huge losses anymore but still had valuable experience from war and further professionalize their millitary and made oversea territories stronger hope they can make gains in peace treaty
No, but any territory in South America would eventually become another province of Brazil.Is Brazil autonomous enough to be able to acquire territory on its own?
But since each province has certain amount of autonomy and that means they do not speak as one voice. With the Southern provinces more supportive of Lisbon and empire while northern provinces are more hesitant since they closer to Europe.
Yes the Dutch fleet had been defeated and needed a port to repair and get supplies. The Dutch commander chose the Portuguese instead of British in a political ploy to avoid British not only controlling all of Dutch Africa but its only fleet in the Area.Were these letters offers of submission to Portugal?
It happened iOTL but a bit later, so we see what if any the Dutch hold on and how it will affect the Dutch themselves.Why have I the impression this was the last official day of Dutch India having any importance (or even existence)?
After such defeat, how will the Dutch republic fare, whether internally (how many traders will be angry at the government losing their colonies) or externally (how will this affect the national standing)?
An amazing story as always.
Naval captains should earn even a few minor noble titles, a reward worthy of restoring the Portuguese Empire.
On the other hand, I am interested in how Portugal will be seen internationally, especially Spain because both countries have a very similar culture, language and history (exploration and colonization). There will be blood in the Spanish government when Portugal rises from its decline unlike Spain.
PS: Your maps are great !!!
First off Portuguese have been distinguishing themselves, politically, religiously, economically and militarily from the Spanish who are stuck in the old ways. The Portuguese are sort of transforming into a miniature Britain in some ways and in other ways into a unique country.. But you right Portuguese continued advances be it economically and militarily coupled with it change in Catholicism means it is both envied and reviled by many in Spain.That's a good point, but i see Spain being far to divided by various factions to ever really rise above their problems.