I've wondered what would have happened (after reading some of the alternate History topics) What If: Hitler had decided to "conquer" South America instead. There was already a large German influence in Brazil, Columbia etc:. Rather than invade Europe, he would begin preparing bases and shipyards, consolidating "friendships" within neighboring countries in preparation for bigger things to come. Once established in South America, with his flamboyant rhetoric raising masses of indigenous people to his side with promises never to be kept, he then sets sights Northward. Below is one small paragraph I 'lifted' from this link. The site has some interesting information and brings up more questions when you think about it. Imperial Germany and Latin America By 1913 there were, by one estimate, half a million Germans in southern Brazil, a large colony in southern Chile, and some 25,000 connected with commercial enterprises in Argentina. Their influence in Central America before the World War was seen everywhere. Not only had they built up solid communit ies, which represent little Germanics, transplant ed root and branch, but in every colony in South America their separate schools were to be found, conducted entirely in German and subsidized directly by the Kaiser.