Which means that if they regain mainland Portugal but stay in Brazil, Portugal would effectively become a Brazilian colony. The tail would be wagging the dog.Depending on how the war on the continent goes, we might see the Portuguese royal family actually staying in Brazil permanently and transforming it to their new seat of power, which would radically alter South American history.
It's why The Porto Revolution happened, asides from the general unrest from being occupied by foreign powers, the fact that Brazil had become more powerful and important and practically independent from the main land and the lost of commerce irritated the Portuguese enough that they immediately made moves to limit the king's power once they got the chance. If Napoleon is successful here, the Portuguese won't have any other options but keeping their head down and watch as their own creation surpasses them like a father seeing his son getting way better in anything that he could do.Which means that if they regain mainland Portugal but stay in Brazil, Portugal would effectively become a Brazilian colony. The tail would be wagging the dog.
Imo this is a good way to bring the readers closer to the timeline's characters and events, so I encourage further interludes written this way.Note: This is the first time I try writing in this style for this Timeline. I want feedback, do you guys like this interlude format? If so I will try to bring more chapters on this style.