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South America - alternate map

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As promised! It's the first map I ever made with vectorial technology, so it's still not as good as the ones of my fellow deviants.

This work is not related to any specific timeline, it's really random, but I can suggest an explanation.

A word about the idea

The Northern South America coast is divided between the five potencies that colonized the continent, as if there was a treaty: Spain with OTL coast, Netherlands with the approximate area of Nederlands-Brazilië (labelled Mauritius), France with the area of Equinoctial France (here called Maragnon), England with a Guyana that also includes OTL Suriname, and Portuguese with the rest, what includes the OTL French Guyana that they ever disputed. The Iberian potencies still have the bigger parts, but the other nations have many reason to be satisfied.

The republic of Gran Colombia was never dissolved ("unity is strength"), with the exception of Panama, that had its independence supported by the USA (as in OTL). Peru and Bolivia became pluri-ethnic states, with native rights highly recognized, so the white nationalist Camba became independent in the end of XIX century (see Media Luna).

Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay had a very similar history to OTL still after the independence. Influenced by them, the southern part of Portuguese America, the Pampas, also became independent and a republic, what would influence Brazil to do the same some years before.

On the Brazilian Independence War, the territory was divided between Brazil, that became a republic, and Amazonia, that was loyal to Portuguese and became part of a United Kingdom (like OTL Brazil did).

Patagonia is a pluri-ethnic state supported by France and England and related to a long-living OTL Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia, established on still sparsely territories in the south of the continent. It bought Falkland Islands in the 1880s. The territory of Fernando de Noronha stayed Portuguese even after the treaty quoted on first paragraph, but was bought by Brazil some years after its independence and became a Brazilian territory.

A word about the flags

01. Amazonia holds the flag I proposed to Brazil, representing the friendship between Portugal and the country.
02. Argentina has OTL flag, with the exception of the slightly darker shades.
03. Bolivia has a real proposed flag combining its current national flag and the Wiphala of Qulla Suyu.
04. Brazil has a flag based on some proposals whose colors are black for the descendant of African slaves, red for natives and white for European settlers and immigrants.
05. Camba gained a flag identical to Santa Cruz department's and Santa Cruz de la Sierra city's.
06. Chile has a flag inspired by coat of arms.
07. Colombia has the basic Gran Colombia flag (with the proportions of stripes changed to 10:7:7 and the shade changed to nearer the one used by Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador), a laurel wreath and three stars, representing the three regions of the country: Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
08. Fernando de Noronha has the Portuguese coat of arms surrounded by silver heraldic dolphins (animals that are very common in that place) and with a mural crown (representing its city status and the belonging to Brazilian republic) under a wavy background. Some elements are present in its OTL current flag.
09. Guyana use the flag of OTL Suriname.
10. Maragnon flag is inspired by OTL French Guyana, but colors changed to local reality.
11. Mauritius flag is inspired by the one of Brazilian state of Pernambuco, initially used in colonial rebellions.
12. Pampas flag is inspired by the one of Riograndense Republic, with the colors of then Portuguese Empire (blue and white) charged with the red bar of the war.
13. Paraguay flag is based on the reverse of its national seal and flag.
14. Patagonia use the flag of the Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia in exile.
15. Peru flag is inspired by its 1821-22 national flag.
16. Uruguay flag is inspired by the so-called "flag of Artigas", but with lighter shades.


I release all this work under Creative Commons. It used stock of Wikimedia Commons, also in public domain.
This work is a nonsense exercise of alternate history, and not necessarily represents my personal opinion about politics or history.
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