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MotF 150: The Ragamuffins - Part I by Upvoteanthology MotF 150: The Ragamuffins - Part I by Upvoteanthology
PoD: Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias dies while protecting Montevideo during the Cisplatine War, on August 7th, 1827.

Scenario: After the successful secession of Uruguay from the Brazilian Empire, the country was plunged into its own age of troubles. First came the rebellion in Maranhão, which only served to weaken the absolute monarchy, then Brazil was plunged into war with itself after the secession of the province of Rio Grande de Sul. The rebellion, which began in 1836, started slowly, but began to burn like a fire. Brazil had wasted most of its good generals in wars past, and without Luís Alves, who might have been a saving grace if not for his tragic death in Montevideo, the war of attrition quickly began to wear out the military. Then, Brazil was shook by two more blows, as the provinces of Santa Catalina and Pernambuco both tried to secede. By 1844, the year the so-called Ragamuffin Independence War ended, the monarchy was embarrassed by their defeat at the hands of three tiny provinces. However, the war was not won merely by the might of Rio Grande, however; at the last moment, Argentina had joined the fight, protecting the new "Riograndense Republic". It was their army that pushed Brazil to surrender, and it also lead Riograndense to become what amounted to a puppet of a new, more powerful Argentina. Pernambuco, on the other hand, went unrecognized, and though the Free Pernambucan government held military power in the region until 1863, it eventually collapsed onto itself.
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Maine86 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Your maps are great! What do you use to make it?
SomeoneInTheNet Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  New Deviant
Gregxter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
So, Brazil is hit with an extreme bad luck in the XIX century..
CoryCA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I have the Riograndense in my ATL, too! Though they had help from the French, who used it as an excuse to make their de facto control Portuguese Guiana (OTL Amapá) de jure. :-)

Also, beautiful map.
cdmonte Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Well, another beautifull map, as your style!!!
AgathaCristie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Eu não entendi a divisão que você fez no Brasil, cadê o Amapá ? Você o tirou do Brasil e misturou ele com Guiana francesa, ou esqueceu de desenhar ?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Upvoteanthology Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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