What if the Brazilian Empire Reunited Today?
First published: Sunday December 12th, 2021
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This blog was made in collaboration with MG17 (More about that at the end of the blog)
At its territorial peak in 1822, just after it gained independence from the Portuguese Empire, the Brazilian Empire was one of the largest empires at its time, still holding the title as one of the largest empires in history, and continuously stretched all the way from modern-day Venezuela, in the north, to modern-day Uruguay, in the south, and modern-day Peru, in the west, to the Atlantic Ocean, in the east. However, the Brazilian Empire was quite short-lived and like all empires, its Golden Age didn't last forever and gradually, it began to lose the territories it once had in possession, like Uruguay, until finally in 1889, after the overthrow of the Brazilian monarchy and the beginning of the Republic of Brazil, the empire finally came to an end, just 67 years after creation. But what if it reunited today?
Here is what MG17 has to say about this: “FALA GARELINHA DO YOUTOBS!” MG NA ÁREA! 😎 Special day (because my team won Campeonato Brasileiro after 50 years, and can brush a two-time championship in the face of the enemies ⚫️⚪️) but also because of the new BGG blog, ‘cause everyone like his blogs :) And why not like, being Brazilian Empire (I told you Quads!)? So... BGG, don’t delete this. Or I’m gonna cancel your Brazilian trip (while all British YouTubers are traveling/will travel to Brazil) lol.
Let’s talk serious now. The Royal Family of Portugal finally understood the meme “Come to Brazil”, with the help of Napoleon lol. Then, Brazil saw big changes, mainly on Rio de Janeiro, the capital. Now, it was United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. And then, we go to September 7th, 1822. After some... fecal... situations... of Our Majesty D. Pedro I... (that’s what you read), received a letter from the Empress Maria Leopoldina, that made Brazil independent. Then, at the margins of Ipiranga River, in São Paulo, Pedro I claimed “Independência ou Morte!”, which means “Independence or Death!”. Then, the world saw the creation of Brazilian Empire. The empire saw, between others, the annexation of Cisplatina (which is now he country of Uruguay), after fights with Argentina. Or the provinces of South trying independence (like Rio Grande do Sul, that was independent during 10 years, with the Farroupilha Revolution, and Santa Catarina, with less than 5 months of “glory”). Also, the empire made the not-existence of Acre be true (was a possession of Bolivia) lol. Many changes happened in the country, and D. Pedro II made it a prosperous empire. But with Paraguayan War, the prestige of Brazilian Empire decreased (mainly regarding to the army that was “neglected”, and the slavery). Finally, in November 15th, 1889, after a coup of Deodoro da Fonseca (which would become the first president of Brazil), D. Pedro II and his family was exiled in France, and Brazil become a republic.
(Back to BGG) Now time to start the blog.
Population and Land
So the first thing we need to think about a reunited Brazilian Empire is the population and land that it would control if it reunited to the exact borders it had in 1822. To start off, a total of 2 modern-day countries would lose all or some of their territory to the empire: Brazil and Uruguay, which would both be located in South America. However, despite this seeming like a very small amount, this definitely wouldn't prevent it from having a small land area if you take in to consideration how big one of these countries actually area.
In total, the land area of the Brazilian Empire would stand at a huge 3,300,000 Square miles (8,547,000 Sq km). This would easily be enough to make it the 5th largest country in the world, being much larger than many other huge countries such as Australia (7,692,000 Sq km) and India (3,287,000 Sq km), but still remaining significantly smaller than the territorial giants of the United States (9,372,000 Sq km) and China (9,707,000 Sq km). Like most things I will cover here, Brazil would practically dominate completely everything in the empire, essentially becoming its Jupiter, including its land area, which the modern-day country would account for over 99% of.
As well as being huge in a land perspective, a reunited Brazilian Empire would also be huge in a population perspective, with a massive 215 Million people calling the empire home. This would make it the 6th most populous country in the world, ahead of other ones such as Nigeria (206 Million) and Bangladesh (164 Million), but behind Pakistan (221 Million) and Indonesia (276 Million). Most of these citizens of the country would live in modern-day Brazil, which would account for nearly 98% of the entire population.
Due to the absolutely gargantuan population, the empire would also boast some massive population centres based in huge cities to support this, with lots to show for. The capital city of the new country would most likely be Brasilia, located in pretty much the heart of the empire, as not only is this city a decently-sized population and economic hub but is also the current capital of modern-day Brazil, which would be the most powerful and dominant country within the entire union. Despite this, São Paulo, would actually be the biggest city within its borders, with a big urban megacity population of 22,600,000. Here would be the rest of the top 10 biggest urban areas in the empire:
- São Paulo (21,730,000)
- Rio de Janeiro (12,760,000)
- Belo Horizonte (5,960,000)
- Brasília (4,620,000)
- Porto Alegre (4,340,000)
- Fortaleza (4,100,000)
- Recife (4,070,000)
- Salvador (3,920,000)
- Curitiba (3,650,000)
- Campinas (3,260,000)
Money and GDP
In addition to having such a mind-blowing population and land area, a reunited Brazilian Empire would also have a big economy, bringing us to the next topic. In total, the empire's total wealth, or Nominal GDP, would stand at a whopping $1.552 Trillion, which would place it in 13th place and in the top 20 economies worldwide. This amount would also put it in front of many other notably large economies like Spain ($1.461 Trillion), Mexico ($1.192 Trillion) and Indonesia ($1.158 Trillion), but also remaining behind Australia ($1.617 Trillion) and Russia ($1.710 Trillion). Again, Brazil would contribute the overwhelming majority to this total number, accounting for 96% of it, with the Uruguayan (at the Imperial time, called Cisplatina Province) part of the empire contributing just 4%.
Despite having a large Nominal GDP, the Nominal GDP Per Capita of the empire wouldn't be as impressive and sustainable, however, with the average citizen earning just $7,218 per year on average. This would be enough to place it in 105th place, ahead of 110 other countries and territories like Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ($7,212) and Dominica ($6,989), but also still behind the Global Average of ($11,339) and the countries of Thailand ($7,702) and Botswana ($7,817).
Religion and Ethnic Groups
The next thing we need to think about the Brazilian Empire if it reunited today would be its Demographics. Specifically, the religious and ethnic groups prevailing within its borders.
First starting with Religion, Christianity would overwhelmingly be the most followed faith in the empire, with a very significant 86.%, split between 64.6% Catholic and 22.2% Protestant, of the entire population adhering to it. (MG note): In population, Brazil is the country with the most Christians (this include me in the category of Protestants). Going down to a big drop here now, various indigenous religions, mainly focused around the north of the empire in the dense and thick Amazon rainforest environments, would be next, accounting for only 3.1%, however. The final 13.2% of the population would be a mix of many other small religions prevalent within its borders and Atheists and irreligious people.
Now focusing on Ethnic Groups, people that identify as exclusively white with their ancestry tracing back to European origins, would be the largest ethnicity in the empire representing about 47.51% of the entire population. Mestizos, meaning people of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry, would be next, making up a further 43.42%. This would also be followed by African-Brazilians at 7.52%, Asiatic people with 1.1% and Amerindians (natives) with 0.45%. (MG note): I’m writing a blog, deepening this data of ethnics. Coming soon :)
Purple = Christianity
Orange = Hinduism
Green = Islam
Continuing off its Religious and Ethnic groups, we now come to the Linguistic groups of the Brazilian Empire, which would also be as equally interesting. Portuguese, mostly spoken in the Brazilian part of the empire, would by far be the most spoken language within its borders, with the vast majority of the population, 95.4% to be precise, natively speaking it. Spanish, mainly spoken in the Uruguayan part of the empire, would be next, representing 1.6%, which would be closely followed by many different indigenous languages collectively representing 1.1% of the population. The final 1.9% of the population would be a mix of various other minority languages being spoken in the empire's borders.
One specific official language for the Brazilian Empire would probably be Portuguese as it would by far be the most spoken language among its population but Spanish may also be included as joint official language along with the prior, just in respect to the language's speakers in Uruguay. (MG note): Although that, some speakers of German variants in the southern Brazil, and the indigenous languages (mainly on region of Amazon)
The last topic we need to think about a reunited Brazilian Empire is its military. Starting off with manpower, the empire would possess a huge 387,500 active-duty personnel, which would make it the 13th largest force in the entire world, ahead of some other big armies like Thailand (360,850 troops) and Turkey (355,200 troops), but remaining smaller than Indonesia (395,500 troops) and Myanmar (406,000 troops). The empire would also have an additional 1,340,000 troops placed in reserves, bringing its men to a huge total of 1,727,500.
The budget to fund this military would also be among one of the largest in the world, standing at $27.1 Billion. This would specifically be the 11th highest budget in the world, ahead of the budgets of Italy ($26.8 Billion) and Australia ($25.9 Billion), but remaining well behind the budgets of South Korea ($43.9 Billion) and Japan ($47.7 Billion).
One downside to the Brazilian empire's military would be that it wouldn't possess any Nuclear weapons of their own to start with but this could dramatically change in the future as it may carry out its own Nuclear research and begin to develop some bombs as it would definitely have the capability and power of doing so.
Overall, if it were to reunite in the 21st century, the Brazilian Empire would definitely become a very significant world power, with both an economy the size of Spain's and a military the size of Turkey's. Like all countries, however, this one would face many daunting problems such as its relatively bad poverty and the corruption that could rise up in its politics and the empire would also most likely become a monarchy again as it previously was back in the 1800s, but with still a Prime Minister as the head of the country, similar to the United Kingdom. The rest of the empire's future would be practically impossible to accurately predict as there could be any theory that could be possible. One other massive problem the empire would face, though, would be who to rule the entire country, so in my opinion, the only and most rightful person capable of handling such a big task would be none other than MG17, The King of Brazil (oh yeah! Me!) and The Quadruple Alliance (it’s all mine, and call it Empire of the Minas Gerais!) as his most trustworthy advisors! Anyway, here are the voting options for this vote:
Confederate States of America | Qing Dynasty | Dutch Empire | Belgian Colonial Empire
Also, this blog was made in collaboration with MG17 who helped me a lot with the statistics of the empire so a big thank you to him for also joining in with the making of the blog. MG also has some amazing blogs of his own that cover a wide range of interesting topics so I recommend you also check those out too.
And finally, that brings us to the end of this part of the series. If you have any other new suggestions for any empires you want me to cover, that I have not yet, then please let me know in the comments. But for now, I would like to thank you all so much for reading and goodbye! :)
WAIT, NOT GOODBYE. MG now here lol. I just wanna link this video (in Portuguese BUT I DON’T CARE). It is also about Brazil becoming again an empire. But deepening the thing. Not only statistical data, so, I suggest it (see Thread? The floor is made of floor, and of ground too!). So, that’s it. It was a pleasure to help BGG on this blog, and thanks for everyone who voted for BE (that is, none of the Quads…)! Thanks for reading this BGG masterpiece, and goodbye!
Thank you for all of your patience :)
Dutch Empire | 6 votes | 1st Place
Confederate States of America | 3 votes | 2nd Place
Qing Dynasty | 1 vote | 3rd Place
Belgian Colonial Empire | 0 votes
My vote goes to the Dutch Empire!
Also, just curious, do you know what place Montevideo would be, in terms of largest cities?
Can you resubmit now, with my editions...? Lol
Finally it has come! Can vote for CSA now (sorry CRB, I vote for you after ;-;). BUT WAIT MEEEEEE
or I’ll cancel your Brazilian Travel lol
ah yes, the floor is made out of floor
mg puts away his gun, i take my totally legal gun and start pointing at anyone who doesn't vote your way My dad ones are legal… and the first would be Thread, or any politician takes out shields from mexican empire and greater india just being entertained by you both as this all goes on without affecting me barges in and starts aiming my totally legal ICBM at MG and Thread peace treaty?
article 1. put away guns
article 2. nothing happens
ah, but I have an intercontinental ballistic missile, which is not a gun. Therefore, I sign the peace treaty, and keep both of you under my whim but i have a shield, which happens to be an anti-intercontinental ballistic missile shield, and is not a gun, so i keep that but none of you realise that I have a nuke in my hands so I should be the one to organise the peace treaty but it so happens that my intercontinental ballistic missile happens to be an anti anti intercontinental ballistic missile shield intercontinental ballistic missile, which means your anti intercontinental ballistic missile shield won't protect you from my intercontinental ballistic missile MG points a totally legal gun at ElementalPixal.
ElementalPixal points a totally legal missile back at him.
MG: *feels slightly outgunned*
TNT : decides to upgrade his anti missile shield
my intercontinental ballistic missile also has a nuclear warhead on it, so you can't organize the peace, only the war ah well you haven't taken into fact that I practically control the entire Quadruple Alliance which possesses thousands of Nuclear Warheads and can start a full out world war and end it in victory in a minute but we control you controlling us
so you're like the monarch but we're the prime ministers
even though we're all monarchs wait what
I'd better dig a survival bunker because this is about to get very dangerous in a nuclear sort of way ohohoh, but you haven't taken into account that I am a secret trillionaire, so I have a fully functioning Martian colony I can escape to when the world ends, and I also have hacked into your nuclear data so I can launch all your missiles at yourself! HAHAHAHAHA- say that threat was not directed at me because I am non hostile McKenzieFam are you allied with BGG in any way shape or form no unless you count blog subscriptions or the DOTJE pentete ... fine I will let you go build your little survival bunker. If you show any sympathy to BGG, however, you will be crushed by 6,000,000 megatons of nuclear warheads I'm trying to not get on the wrong side of someone with anti anti shield ballistic missiles or nuclear warheads to shoot at me but I would rather you wouldn't crush me with 6,000,000 megaton of nukes don't worry, all you need to do is not ally with BGG is elemental pixel trying to form an anti-quadruple alliance? if so, go ahead, we still don't have any enemies lol and we should stop fighting to reunite against ep I'm not trying to form an anti quadruple alliance. I'm not even a part of the DOTJE universe, because it launched before I even became active in blogging lol I don't really follow it that well, but perhaps I will read up on it, and really become an anti-quadruple trillionaire. But for now, you don't have an OFFICIAL enemy. only an unofficial one... HAHAHAHAHAHA- lol if there was an anti-quad it would be what if countries collapsed that's actually a good idea Quad, beware... the quadruple alliance will soon become the quad-ruptured alliance! HAHAHA-*cough* *cough* *throws up* what if the Quad collapsed? answer: BGG would be sad of course it would open up all sorts of new possibilities... such as the rise of a new alliance also why are we using strikethrough? There is absolutely no reason we need to be using this lol also BGG sorry for destroying your notification inbox yeah who knows why. Probably cos TNT started it and y'all copied him “...we don’t have enemies...” Pentente? Veggies? THE BRAZILIAN IDIOT POLITICS AND THE BIG MEDIA? Why did I thought we could add Pixel to Quadruple Alliance... and no BGG, you’re not an emperor as we (but I tried to make you tons of times), so, this make us superiors although you’re superior as you created us, although I’m superior than you all because I had an idea to Aficionado and Thread “Oh, let’s have an alliance”, but you’re superior by creating the group and having an amazing series and convincing your parents to come to Brazil, but Thread is superior having a YouTube channel and we don’t, but Aficionado is superior having a featured blog, but ZooTuber is inferior because he’s the one who gets off the most lol
Why Thread start the most trends...? ;-;
i also broke the trend
oh wait i just wrote in strikethrough now
Why you broke... and yes, forgot of “riveting” lol. Maybe BGG is claiming this word, he can’t stop saying Literally, is hard to strikethrough? And BGG blocked Goaty because of that? Sorry, I forgot. And I said that only to frighten EP from speaking nonsense about the Quad lol. STRIKETHROUGH OR YOU WON’T ENTER IN BLOG GAMES Oh Aficionado, there's a first time for everything, isn't there? And you might think Mars is yours, but actually, you have a FAKE Mars! I built an exact replica in the solar system, so you would think you own Mars, but I have covered the actual Mars in a reflective invisible coating! The Martians are decoy androids I planted on the fake Mars! I work in the shadows, that's why no one knows I exist! Matt Damon in the Martian movie, was actually mind-controlled by me! I know everything HAHAHAHAHAHAHA to be honest I have nothing against the Quad. The only thing this happened is because MG pointed a gun at Thread who pointed a gun at him who both got threatened by an intercontinental ballistic missile by me who was thwarted by Threat with an intercontinental ballistic missile shield, but was threatened again by me with an anti anti intercontinental ballistic missile shield intercontinental ballistic missile, who was threatened by BGG with nukes, who was threatened by me with intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. So yeah, no real problem. There's so many threats in that paragraph that I didn't even get what it meant lol. And have you forgotten that you too are a robot created by me, huh? You work for me and you forgot the hundredth time. Maybe it's some virus. I should download an antivirus into your software haha. I did because is a parallel universe, and Thread gets boring sometimes. And judge our conquests is have something against us ;-;
To MG and Thread: I didn't block Goaty lol. He still comments on my blogs and do be honest, I only knew that he had insulted the Quadruple Alliance (he didn't really) after the other Quad members found out.
To ElementalPixel: Thank you for understanding about my notifcations. I now currently have 51 notifications from this blog alone.
To the Quadruple Alliance, McKenzieFam and ElementalPixel: Let's just all be friends now and the Quadverse, DOTJE and other neutral users shall live peacefully with one another.
STRIKETHROUGH! And he did saying “this is neither real” wow my record is 42... because of spam messages ;-; s BrazilEmpire of the Minas Gerais!
Federal Republic of Central America
And as a finale to this current series, you could do what if the Earth (re?)united
That sounds cool