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Empire of Brazil
What if it never fell?
This Timeline will Explore a World where the Empire never faces the republican coup as OTL and survives to the upcoming ages
Pedro II's Sons and Daughters do not die, and thus the Dynasty's Succesion line is secured by male heirs, and Pedro doesn't enter depression. and the Triple Alliance War doesnt happen, thus not making the military so influencial on politics and not causing a deficit on the treasure, allowing more investments
By 1870s his majesty was already old and not able to rule so well as he did, so he gets to a conclusion and abdicates on 1872 to his older son, Dom Afonso Pedro. now roughly 27 Years old, and Pedro goes to achive his dreams and travel trough out europe and such. With the coronation of Afonso, Brazil enters a phase of reformation, as he'd want to make the nation a industrialized nation and advanced as the Europeans.
This Phase would be marked by various political economic and social reforms from 1873 to 1890s following reforms in the economical and political structure, to assist the industrialization effort and furtherly stabilize the empire trough, other reforms in the army are performed as well, reorganizing and refiting it by a more "western" structure.
on 25th August 1896, the "Ato de 96" is Signed by Afonso, formarly outlawing the practice of slavery and giving all slave owners about 4 years to get rid of theirs, altough obviously most of the elite doesn't like this and some begin to plot against His Majesty him self, knowing this he had all his armies under control of his most trusted man to prevent major conflicts. On 13th December, a Coup attempt led by General Peixoto Fails. [...]