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What if United States invades Brazil in 1942

Discussion in 'Alternate History' started by lordroel, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. lordroel

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    A Axis Argentinia then perhaps.
     
  2. lwd

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    That's even less of a concern for the US than Brazil. Brazil was the stop over on the southern route for B-24s flying to Great Britain. It also projects more into the Atlantic make it a greater threat if U boats are based there. Argentina had even more neighbors with territorial claims I believe so encouraging and arming those countries could probably keep Argentina busy enough. The Argentine navy was pretty minimal as well. From what I was able to determine:
    a couple of pre WW1 battleships.
    A couple of "river battleships"
    a couple of small heavy cruisers (6 x7.5" guns)
    a small light cruiser (9x6" guns) and
    a couple of pre 1900 armored cruisers
    4 pre WW1 DDs
    a dozen modern DDs
    a few smaller vessels of various vintages.

    See:
    List of ships of the Argentine Navy - Wikipedia
     
  3. lordroel

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    Was Argentina ore Brazil more Fascist orientated.
     
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    Neither were in the immediate pre-war and WWII era. Although Brazilian government was a dictatorship that did have some fascist overtones. OTOH, Brazil did crackdown and prosecute their home grown fascists after the attempted a coup, that failed.
     
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    I believe you mean "river monitors."
     
  6. lordroel

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    You mean the Brazilian Integralism.
     
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    Wiki had them listed as "river battleships". I thought that a rather odd term so put it in quotes especially since I wasn't familiar with the ships.

    Looking up the details at:
    ARA Libertad (1892) - Wikipedia
    and
    ARA Independencia (1891) - Wikipedia
    It notes:
     
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    Yes, the "Pajama Putsch" of May 1938, which led to the PURPLE exercise at the AWC Washington Barracks during the academic year 1939 that was completed in May-June 1939.
     
  9. lordroel

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    So what if the "Pajama Putsch" of May 1938 happen, could we see a period of Brazil-German relations happen until the events of the first post in this thread, maybe with Germany selling Brazil waopons.
     

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