People's Commissar of the Navy
- Jan 3, 2010
The "pink map" was a +/- official representation of the Portuguese ambitions regarding Africa after the Berlin conference in RL:
As you can see above, it basically claimed all of what is between today Angola and Mozambique ( most of today Zimbabwe and Zambia included ) . As you can imagine this was not exactly in the interest of GB ( with their own mythological "Cape to Cairo" ambitions ) and after a nice ultimatum , the Portuguese government ( with a new and fresh king on the throne ) backed down, to the displease of most of the Portuguese thinking heads. It eventually lead to some republican coup attempts and, after a regicide and yet another unproven king on throne, in a successful implantation of the 1st Portuguese republic 20 years later.
In your game, the Brits do not seem excessively interested in Cape to Cairo , but the Portuguese are clearly gunning for the fulfilment of the XIX century RL ambitions
Never heard of it; good to know!
Wow, really cool to know about this, nice Ricardo Rolo, and great catch Comm Cody
Avindian, what is that state side to Argentina and Uruguay? Los Rios?
I can't quite tell myself.
EDIT: Misunderstood your question; thought you were asking about Ricardo's map. The dark blue is actually France, believe it or not. How it got an interior state in Argentina baffles me, too.