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* InSpiteOfANail: The FrancoPrussianWar still happens. It was pretty much unavoidable, though.

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* InSpiteOfANail: The FrancoPrussianWar UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar still happens. It was pretty much unavoidable, though.


* AChildShallLeadThem: after Napoleon III's death at Sedan, his 14-year-old son is crowned as Napoleon IV.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: after After Napoleon III's death at Sedan, his 14-year-old son is crowned as Napoleon IV.



* BigBookOfWar: The Spanish [[HitAndRunTactics Tercios Especiales]] hold a book written by their founder as their bible.
* CivilWar: the Portuguese Civil War, which begins with the death of the recently crowned King Carlos I at the hands of Republican soldiers, and ends with a Monarchist victory. [[ShaggyDogStory Which ends up being for naught when their new king gets killed a few months after the end of the war]].

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* BigBookOfWar: The Spanish [[HitAndRunTactics Tercios Especiales]] hold a book written by their founder as their bible.
Bible.
* CivilWar: the The Portuguese Civil War, which begins with the death of the recently crowned King Carlos I at the hands of Republican soldiers, and ends with a Monarchist victory. [[ShaggyDogStory Which ends up being for naught when their new king gets killed a few months after the end of the war]].



* CoolBoat: not much said about this, save for many references to Spain becoming a leading nation in submarine development and construction (TruthInTelevision, As there were several submarine designers in RealLife in Spain).

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* CoolBoat: not Not much said about this, save for many references to Spain becoming a leading nation in submarine development and construction (TruthInTelevision, As there were several submarine designers in RealLife in Spain).



* CoolGun: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1871 Mauser Model 1871]]. It is nicknamed ''Escoba'' (Broom) by the Spanish soldiers that are issued the gun. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because it sweeps the enemy from the battlefield]].

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* CoolGun: the The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1871 Mauser Model 1871]]. It is nicknamed ''Escoba'' (Broom) by the Spanish soldiers that are issued the gun. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because it sweeps the enemy from the battlefield]].



* FixFic: there are a few times in which this seems to be part of the purpose of the story (almost inevitable, in a sense, as the actual XIX Century was horrible for Spain - the country ended up as TheWoobie of Western Europe; it'd be extremely difficult to do any AlternateHistory for this period that would have Spain suffer even more than IRL).

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* FixFic: there There are a few times in which this seems to be part of the purpose of the story (almost inevitable, in a sense, as the actual XIX Century was horrible for Spain - the country ended up as TheWoobie of Western Europe; it'd be extremely difficult to do any AlternateHistory for this period that would have Spain suffer even more than IRL).


* AlternateHistory: well, duh.
* AlternateHistoryWank: at times, it feels like Spain gets its way in a few too many events.
* BackFromTheBrink: in 1868, Spain was a poor country, beset by a great debt, many social problems and a rebellion in one of its greatest colonies. Come 1900, Spain has become the leading power in submarine design and construction, is prospering, their main colonies are treated like the mainland (and they have political and economical autonomy) and has grown much in size after the unification with Portugal.

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* AlternateHistory: well, Well, duh.
* AlternateHistoryWank: at At times, it feels like Spain gets its way in a few too many events.
* BackFromTheBrink: in In 1868, Spain was a poor country, beset by a great debt, many social problems and a rebellion in one of its greatest colonies. Come 1900, Spain has become the leading power in submarine design and construction, is prospering, their main colonies are treated like the mainland (and they have political and economical autonomy) and has grown much in size after the unification with Portugal.



* BerserkButton: most everyone from post-CivilWar Portugal can have this button pressed quite hard if met with a British.
* BigBookOfWar: the Spanish [[HitAndRunTactics Tercios Especiales]] hold a book written by their founder as their bible.

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* BerserkButton: most Most everyone from post-CivilWar Portugal can have this button pressed quite hard if met with a British.
* BigBookOfWar: the The Spanish [[HitAndRunTactics Tercios Especiales]] hold a book written by their founder as their bible.



* ConspiracyTheorist: many appear when it comes down to attempting to explain who killed King Afonso VIII of Portugal (officially, a member of the Portuguese Republican Party), particularly after this turns out to benefit Spain.
* CoolBoat: not much said about this, save for many references to Spain becoming a leading nation in submarine development and construction (TruthInTelevision, as there were several submarine designers in RealLife in Spain).

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* ConspiracyTheorist: many Many appear when it comes down to attempting to explain who killed King Afonso VIII of Portugal (officially, a member of the Portuguese Republican Party), particularly after this turns out to benefit Spain.
* CoolBoat: not much said about this, save for many references to Spain becoming a leading nation in submarine development and construction (TruthInTelevision, as As there were several submarine designers in RealLife in Spain).



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: one of the conspirators' first actions in the Moroccan Civil War is to provoke people into killing the Spanish Ambassador to Morocco, and several Spanish businessmen. The Ambassador ends up stoned (and not the fun kind), and the others are said to have been killed "in equally horrible ways".
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: the reaction of some English politicians when their forcing the Portuguese to cede a large piece of territory ends up losing them their oldest ally - and, down the river, their unification wit Spain.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: one One of the conspirators' first actions in the Moroccan Civil War is to provoke people into killing the Spanish Ambassador to Morocco, and several Spanish businessmen. The Ambassador ends up stoned (and not the fun kind), and the others are said to have been killed "in equally horrible ways".
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: the The reaction of some English politicians when their forcing the Portuguese to cede a large piece of territory ends up losing them their oldest ally - and, down the river, their unification wit Spain.



* ForWantOfANail: in OTL, a telegram indicated the official documents of Leopold's candidacy would arrive to Madrid on July ''26'' instead of the actual July ''6'', so the President of Congress sent the deputies on vacation. The nail is that the telegram is sent correctly, so the vote happens as expected.

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* ForWantOfANail: in OTL, In our timeline, a telegram indicated the official documents of Leopold's candidacy would arrive to Madrid on July ''26'' instead of the actual July ''6'', so the President of Congress sent the deputies on vacation. The nail is that the telegram is sent correctly, so the vote happens as expected.



* HitAndRunTactics: during the ''King Leopold's War'' (see above), the pro-government Carlists field several [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requet%C3%A9s Requetés]] (militia units) to engage in guerrilla warfare against the invading French armies. These become the inspiration for the creation of the ''Tercios Especiales'', basically an Army branch specialized in these tactics. Later, they become very useful in dealing with the Carlists remnants and the Cuban rebels.
* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898. French Sephardic Jews, as the situation at home has become particularly bad due to the Dreyfus' Affair, take the offer and run with it.
* InSpiteOfANail: the FrancoPrussianWar still happens. It was pretty much unavoidable, though.

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* HitAndRunTactics: during During the ''King Leopold's War'' (see above), the pro-government Carlists field several [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requet%C3%A9s Requetés]] (militia units) to engage in guerrilla warfare against the invading French armies. These become the inspiration for the creation of the ''Tercios Especiales'', basically an Army branch specialized in these tactics. Later, they become very useful in dealing with the Carlists remnants and the Cuban rebels.
* HomeSweetHome: more More or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898. French Sephardic Jews, as the situation at home has become particularly bad due to the Dreyfus' Affair, take the offer and run with it.
* InSpiteOfANail: the The FrancoPrussianWar still happens. It was pretty much unavoidable, though.



* {{Irony}}: one of France's war goals in the Hohenzollerns' War is to restore the Spanish Bourbon monarchy. Their defeat, instead, causes a set of problems that lead to the restoration of the ''French'' Bourbon monarchy.

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* {{Irony}}: one One of France's war goals in the Hohenzollerns' War is to restore the Spanish Bourbon monarchy. Their defeat, instead, causes a set of problems that lead to the restoration of the ''French'' Bourbon monarchy.



* LiteralMetaphor: the part where the Spanish-American War begins is titled "The Boiler Explodes", referencing that the situation has reached the point of no return. The spark that initiates the war is the explosion of a boiler in one of the American ships, which leads its paranoid captain to order an attack.

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* LiteralMetaphor: the The part where the Spanish-American War begins is titled "The Boiler Explodes", referencing that the situation has reached the point of no return. The spark that initiates the war is the explosion of a boiler in one of the American ships, which leads its paranoid captain to order an attack.



* PossessionEqualsMastery: averted in the Moroccan Civil War. Rioters siding with the nobles manage to take over several arsenals, but not being trained for modern weapons' use limits their efficiency.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted. During the Berlin Conference, British and Americans (remembering the East India Company) work to convince Belgium as a country to claim Congo, rather than putting it in the hands of King Leopold II's International Congo Association.
* RightfulKingReturns: the Bourbons return to France, after the Third French Republic is toppled.
* SpaceFillingEmpire: averted. Most territorial changes when compared with real life are of small size: about the biggest things that happen are the unification of Spain and Portugal and the Dominican Republic voting to rejoin Spain.

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* PossessionEqualsMastery: averted Averted in the Moroccan Civil War. Rioters siding with the nobles manage to take over several arsenals, but not being trained for modern weapons' use limits their efficiency.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted.Averted. During the Berlin Conference, British and Americans (remembering the East India Company) work to convince Belgium as a country to claim Congo, rather than putting it in the hands of King Leopold II's International Congo Association.
* RightfulKingReturns: the The Bourbons return to France, after the Third French Republic is toppled.
* SpaceFillingEmpire: averted.Averted. Most territorial changes when compared with real life are of small size: about the biggest things that happen are the unification of Spain and Portugal and the Dominican Republic voting to rejoin Spain.



* SpiritualSuccessor: a previous story called ''A Prussian on the Spanish Throne'' by Tocomocho became the inspiration of this story.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: a A previous story called ''A Prussian on the Spanish Throne'' by Tocomocho became the inspiration of this story.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where the United Kingdom forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the British need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire (the oldest in the world) over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]) runs high in Portugal.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: for For the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where the United Kingdom forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the British need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire (the oldest in the world) over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]) runs high in Portugal.


* ForWantOfANail: the first nail is that the telegram that warned Congress about the arrival of the official documents is sent correctly (it originally warned that the arrival would be 20 days after it truly was). The second nail is that a certain politician does not reveal the secret when asked about it by the French Ambassador.

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* ForWantOfANail: in OTL, a telegram indicated the first official documents of Leopold's candidacy would arrive to Madrid on July ''26'' instead of the actual July ''6'', so the President of Congress sent the deputies on vacation. The nail is that the telegram that warned Congress about the arrival of the official documents is sent correctly (it originally warned that correctly, so the arrival would be 20 days after it truly was). The second nail is that a certain politician does not reveal the secret when asked about it by the French Ambassador.vote happens as expected.



* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898. The ones in France, particularly, take the offer and run with it.
* {{Irony}}: one of France's war goals in the Hohenzollerns' War is to restore the Bourbon monarchy in Spain. Instead, the consequences of the defeat in that war end up causing the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in France.

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* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898. The ones in France, particularly, French Sephardic Jews, as the situation at home has become particularly bad due to the Dreyfus' Affair, take the offer and run with it.
* InSpiteOfANail: the FrancoPrussianWar still happens. It was pretty much unavoidable, though.
** The Berlin Conference still takes place in 1885, and the map of Colonial Africa devised then is almost identical to that of the RL conference.
* {{Irony}}: one of France's war goals in the Hohenzollerns' War is to restore the Spanish Bourbon monarchy in Spain. Instead, the consequences monarchy. Their defeat, instead, causes a set of the defeat in problems that war end up causing lead to the restoration of the ''French'' Bourbon monarchy in France.monarchy.



* LiteralMetaphor: the part where the Spanish-American War begins is titled "The Boiler Explodes", referencing that the situation has reached the point of no return. The first event of the war is the explosion of a boiler in one of the American ships, which leads the Americans to attack their Spanish counterparts.

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* LiteralMetaphor: the part where the Spanish-American War begins is titled "The Boiler Explodes", referencing that the situation has reached the point of no return. The first event of spark that initiates the war is the explosion of a boiler in one of the American ships, which leads the Americans its paranoid captain to attack their Spanish counterparts.order an attack.



* PossessionEqualsMastery: averted in the Moroccan Civil War, and called by name: while rioters manage to take over some arsenals, they lack the training required to use modern weapons correctly.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted. The Congo Free State debacle does not take place, as the British and the Americans, among others, manage to have it assigned to Belgium (instead of King Leopold II of Belgium and the International Congo Association) in the African Division (the in-story name for the Scramble for Africa).

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* PossessionEqualsMastery: averted in the Moroccan Civil War, and called by name: while rioters War. Rioters siding with the nobles manage to take over some several arsenals, they lack the training required to use but not being trained for modern weapons correctly.
weapons' use limits their efficiency.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted. The Congo Free State debacle does not take place, as During the Berlin Conference, British and Americans (remembering the Americans, among others, manage East India Company) work to have it assigned to convince Belgium (instead as a country to claim Congo, rather than putting it in the hands of King Leopold II of Belgium and the II's International Congo Association) in the African Division (the in-story name for the Scramble for Africa).Association.



* SpinOff: for a timeline as short-lived as this, there is, surprisingly, already a well developed SpinOff called [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/Discussion/showthread.php?t=264128 Filipinas: La Gloriosa y Más Allá]] by ramones1986, which is mostly centered in the Philippines, although it does not follow the same plans Milarqui has developed for the archipelago.

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* SpinOff: for a timeline as short-lived as this, there is, surprisingly, already a well developed SpinOff called [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/Discussion/showthread.php?t=264128 Filipinas: La Gloriosa y Más Allá]] by ramones1986, which is ramones1986. Centered mostly centered in the Philippines, although it does not follow diverges from the same plans Milarqui has developed for the archipelago.canon timeline relatively soon.



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Franz Josef I of Austria is suddenly killed in May 22nd 1904 in front of the Imperial Church (Karlskirche).

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Franz [[spoiler:Franz Josef I of Austria is suddenly killed in May 22nd 1904 in front of the Imperial Church (Karlskirche). (Karlskirche).]]


But the original first choice had been another: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold,_Prince_of_Hohenzollern Leopold zu Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen]], a relative of the [[{{Prussia}} Prussian]] ruling house, the Hohenzollern. In RealLife, he was considered for the throne, but a combination of bad luck and a slip up by a Spanish politician meant the French learned about him, and managed to force him to reject the offer. This would also spark the chain of events that would lead to the UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar.

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But the original first choice had been another: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold,_Prince_of_Hohenzollern Leopold zu Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen]], a relative of the [[{{Prussia}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}} Prussian]] ruling house, the Hohenzollern. In RealLife, he was considered for the throne, but a combination of bad luck and a slip up by a Spanish politician meant the French learned about him, and managed to force him to reject the offer. This would also spark the chain of events that would lead to the UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar.


* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: is as influential as in RealLife.
** However, when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up sparking the Portuguese Civil War, they lose some of that influence.



* UsefulNotes/FirstSinoJapaneseWar: happens pretty much because of the same reason, but the final results are markedly different.



* UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar: it happens anyway, because the tensions between France and Prussia were all but inevitable. However, due to the POD, Spain gets embroiled in the war (called ''King Leopold's War'' in Spain and ''The Hohenzollerns' War'' in English), and the result is even worse for the French, who lose Oran and Perpignan to the Spanish.
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than in RealLife, because Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.



* ImperialGermany: becomes an ally of Hohenzollern Spain quite early on.



* UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar: begins in 1905-6, when an American fleet near Nicaragua confuses the explosion of one of their boilers with an attack by nearby Spanish ships and proceed to attack.



* WarOfThePacific: is won by the Peru-Bolivia alliance, thanks to their being able to buy some ships from Spain.


* TheBeautifulGame: its beginnings start to show in the world as of Chapter VIII. Spain has several good teams, and a tournament between the best teams of the Empire is held in 1902.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where the United Kingdom forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the British need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire (the oldest in the world) over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for [[TheBeautifulGame football]]) runs high in Portugal.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where the United Kingdom forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the British need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire (the oldest in the world) over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]) runs high in Portugal.

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A Spanish translation is currently available [[http://www.amazon.es/El-Legado-Gloriosa-Parte-1870-ebook/dp/B016QTALR0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0501VNV57XHMZNCWRMSZ in Amazon]], and the author will try to sell an improved English version soon.

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* LiteralMetaphor: the part where the Spanish-American War begins is titled "The Boiler Explodes", referencing that the situation has reached the point of no return. The first event of the war is the explosion of a boiler in one of the American ships, which leads the Americans to attack their Spanish counterparts.


** The end-of-the-century update on Spain expands on the makeup of the Navy, but no descriptions of the ships appeared.



* UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar: it happens anyway, because the tensions between France and Prussia were all but inevitable. However, due to the POD, Spain gets embroiled in the war (called ''King Leopold's War'' in Spain), and the result is even worse for the French. The English name for this war is the ''Hohenzollerns' War''.

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* UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar: it happens anyway, because the tensions between France and Prussia were all but inevitable. However, due to the POD, Spain gets embroiled in the war (called ''King Leopold's War'' in Spain), Spain and ''The Hohenzollerns' War'' in English), and the result is even worse for the French. The English name for this war is French, who lose Oran and Perpignan to the ''Hohenzollerns' War''.Spanish.



* TheGoodKing: Leopold I, although he doesn't rule much (Spain is a constitutional monarchy), definitely counts as this.

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* TheGoodKing: Leopold I, although he doesn't rule much (Spain is a constitutional monarchy), monarchy, after all), definitely counts as this.



* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898.

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* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898. The ones in France, particularly, take the offer and run with it.



* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted. The Congo Free State does not happen, as the British and the Americans, among others, manage to have it assigned to Belgium in the African Division (the in-story name for the Scramble for Africa).

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* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: averted. The Congo Free State debacle does not happen, take place, as the British and the Americans, among others, manage to have it assigned to Belgium (instead of King Leopold II of Belgium and the International Congo Association) in the African Division (the in-story name for the Scramble for Africa).



* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Franz Josef I of Austria is suddenly killed in May 22nd 1904 in front of the Imperial Church.

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Franz Josef I of Austria is suddenly killed in May 22nd 1904 in front of the Imperial Church.Church (Karlskirche).


* BalkanizeMe: a small version happens to France, which loses Corsica to a pro-Bonaparte rebellion.
* TheBeautifulGame: its beginnings start to show in the world as of Chapter VIII. Spain has several good teams, and a cup between the best teams of the Empire is held in 1902.

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* BackFromTheBrink: in 1868, Spain was a poor country, beset by a great debt, many social problems and a rebellion in one of its greatest colonies. Come 1900, Spain has become the leading power in submarine design and construction, is prospering, their main colonies are treated like the mainland (and they have political and economical autonomy) and has grown much in size after the unification with Portugal.
* BalkanizeMe: a small version happens to France, which France loses Corsica to a pro-Bonaparte rebellion.
* TheBeautifulGame: its beginnings start to show in the world as of Chapter VIII. Spain has several good teams, and a cup tournament between the best teams of the Empire is held in 1902.



* ConspiracyTheorist: many appear when it comes down to attempting to explain who killed King Afonso VIII of Portugal, particularly after this turns out to benefit Spain.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: many appear when it comes down to attempting to explain who killed King Afonso VIII of Portugal, Portugal (officially, a member of the Portuguese Republican Party), particularly after this turns out to benefit Spain.



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: the reaction of some English politicians when their forcing the Portuguese to cede a large piece of territory ends up losing them their main ally in the mainland.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: the reaction of some English politicians when their forcing the Portuguese to cede a large piece of territory ends up losing them their main oldest ally in - and, down the mainland.river, their unification wit Spain.



* ForWantOfANail: all of this begins because a telegram arrives on time and because a politician didn't say something.

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* ForWantOfANail: all of this begins because a the first nail is that the telegram arrives on time and because that warned Congress about the arrival of the official documents is sent correctly (it originally warned that the arrival would be 20 days after it truly was). The second nail is that a certain politician didn't say something.does not reveal the secret when asked about it by the French Ambassador.



** During the Moroccan Civil War, both sides claim to be fighting in the name of the Sultan.

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** During the Moroccan Civil War, both sides claim to be fighting in the name of the Sultan.Sultan (kidnapped by the traditionalist faction).



* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where England forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the English need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for football) runs high in Portugal.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London, where England the United Kingdom forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the English British need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire (the oldest in the world) over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for football) [[TheBeautifulGame football]]) runs high in Portugal.


* UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar: as of 1900, it hasn't happened yet.
%%There's been some veiled comments by the author about it happening in the future, though...

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* UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar: as of 1900, it hasn't happened yet.
%%There's been some veiled comments by
begins in 1905-6, when an American fleet near Nicaragua confuses the author about it happening in the future, though...explosion of one of their boilers with an attack by nearby Spanish ships and proceed to attack.


* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than in RealLife, because [[spoiler:Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.]]

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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than in RealLife, because [[spoiler:Spain Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.]]



* UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar: as of 1900, it hasn't happened yet. [[spoiler:There's been some veiled comments by the author about it happening in the future, though...]]

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* UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar: as of 1900, it hasn't happened yet. [[spoiler:There's
%%There's
been some veiled comments by the author about it happening in the future, though...]]


* BalkanizeMe: a small version happens to France, [[spoiler:which loses Corsica to a pro-Bonaparte rebellion]].
* BerserkButton: most everyone from [[spoiler:post-CivilWar]] Portugal can have this button pressed quite hard if met with a British.

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* BalkanizeMe: a small version happens to France, [[spoiler:which which loses Corsica to a pro-Bonaparte rebellion]].
rebellion.
* TheBeautifulGame: its beginnings start to show in the world as of Chapter VIII. Spain has several good teams, and a cup between the best teams of the Empire is held in 1902.
* BerserkButton: most everyone from [[spoiler:post-CivilWar]] post-CivilWar Portugal can have this button pressed quite hard if met with a British.



* CivilWar: [[spoiler:the Portuguese Civil War, which begins with the death of the recently crowned King Carlos I at the hands of Republican soldiers, and ends with a Monarchist victory. [[ShaggyDogStory Which ends up being for naught when their new king gets killed a few months after the end of the war.]]]]
** Also the [[spoiler:Moroccan Civil War between the local nobility and the Spanish-trained and armed Moroccan Royal Army, over Spain's growing influence in Morocco. Victory won by the Army.]]

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* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: is as influential as in RealLife.
** However, when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up sparking the Portuguese Civil War, they lose some of that influence.
* CivilWar: [[spoiler:the the Portuguese Civil War, which begins with the death of the recently crowned King Carlos I at the hands of Republican soldiers, and ends with a Monarchist victory. [[ShaggyDogStory Which ends up being for naught when their new king gets killed a few months after the end of the war.]]]]
war]].
** Also the [[spoiler:Moroccan Moroccan Civil War between the local nobility and the Spanish-trained and armed Moroccan Royal Army, over Spain's growing influence in Morocco. Victory won by the Army.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: one of the conspirators' first actions in the Moroccan Civil War is to provoke people into killing the Spanish Ambassador to Morocco, and several Spanish businessmen. The Ambassador ends up stoned (and not the fun kind), and the others are said to have been killed "in equally horrible ways".



* TheEmpire[=/=]TheFederation: Spain tries to be in the middle point of the two, after learning how to deal with nationalists in Cuba.



* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than in RealLife, because [[spoiler:Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.]]
* TheGoodKing: Leopold I, although he doesn't rule much (Spain is a constitutional monarchy), definitely counts as this.
** Napoleon IV of Corsica is showing to be one, too, as he's willing to let his personal animosity for Spain and Germany slide, since his kingdom needs to be allied with both countries to fend off France.



* HomeSweetHome: more or less the reaction of nearly all Sephardic Jews when Spain openly welcomes them back in 1898.



** During the Moroccan Civil War, both sides claim to be fighting in the name of the Sultan.



* PossessionEqualsMastery: averted in the Moroccan Civil War, and called by name: while rioters manage to take over some arsenals, they lack the training required to use modern weapons correctly.



* RightfulKingReturns: the Borbons return to France, after the Third French Republic is toppled.

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* RightfulKingReturns: the Borbons Bourbons return to France, after the Third French Republic is toppled.toppled.
* SpaceFillingEmpire: averted. Most territorial changes when compared with real life are of small size: about the biggest things that happen are the unification of Spain and Portugal and the Dominican Republic voting to rejoin Spain.



* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: is as influential as in RealLife.
** However, when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up [[spoiler:sparking the Portuguese Civil War]], they lose some of that influence.
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than in RealLife, because [[spoiler:Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.]]
* TheEmpire[=/=]TheFederation: Spain tries to be in the middle point of the two, after learning how to deal with nationalists in Cuba.
* TheGoodKing: Leopold I, although he doesn't rule much (Spain is a constitutional monarchy), definitely counts as this.
** Napoleon IV of Corsica is showing to be one, too, as he's willing to let his personal animosity for Spain and Germany slide, as his kingdom needs to be allied with both countries to fend off France.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire for that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English runs high in Portugal.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: Antónia, wife of King Leopold, becomes heir to the Portuguese crown in the aftermath of the Portuguese Civil War. Then [[spoiler:Spain and Portugal unite and King Leopold becomes king of the new country.]]

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* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Franz Josef I of Austria is as influential as suddenly killed in RealLife.
** However, when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up [[spoiler:sparking the Portuguese Civil War]], they lose some of that influence.
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire: just a bit smaller than
May 22nd 1904 in RealLife, because [[spoiler:Spain gets enough clout to lay claim over all of Morocco instead of part of it, and independent Corsica manages to lay claim to northern Tunis.]]
* TheEmpire[=/=]TheFederation: Spain tries to be in the middle point
front of the two, after learning how to deal with nationalists in Cuba.
* TheGoodKing: Leopold I, although he doesn't rule much (Spain is a constitutional monarchy), definitely counts as this.
** Napoleon IV of Corsica is showing to be one, too, as he's willing to let his personal animosity for Spain and Germany slide, as his kingdom needs to be allied with both countries to fend off France.
Imperial Church.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London. London, where England forces them to hand over territory assigned to them in the African Division, and which the English need if they want to build their Cape-to-Cairo Railway. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire for over that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English (save for football) runs high in Portugal.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: Antónia, wife of King Leopold, becomes heir to the Portuguese crown in the aftermath of the Portuguese Civil War. Then [[spoiler:Spain Spain and Portugal unite after a referendum and King Leopold becomes king of the new country.]]


* AllohistoricalAllusion: [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov]] becomes nicknamed "Stalin".



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: the reaction of some English politicians when their forcing the Portuguese to cede a large piece of territory ends up losing them their main ally in the mainland.



** They do lose some of that influence when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up [[spoiler:sparking the Portuguese Civil War]].

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** They do lose some of that influence However, when the RealLife screw-up that was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_British_Ultimatum 1890 Treaty of London]] ends up [[spoiler:sparking the Portuguese Civil War]].War]], they lose some of that influence.


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* ThisIsUnforgivable: for the Portuguese, the Treaty of London. They end up breaking their alliance with the British Empire for that, and, after the Civil War, hatred of all things English runs high in Portugal.

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