Plausibility Check: A Brazilian expansion up to the Pacific?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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SoCal
#1
Would it have plausible for Brazil to expand up to the Pacific in the 19th and/or 20th centuries like the US did in the 19th century in real life? If so, how exactly does one rrealistically accomplish this and what effects would this have on Brazil, Brazil's neighborhood, and other countries?
 
Apr 2017
1,117
U.S.A.
#3
Maybe if in the late 19th/early 20th century Peru collapsed into anarchy, with no one intervening to help. Brazil had developed its interior much greater than in real life and decided to cross over to Peru to "help," eventually just taking over the failed state.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
16,916
SoCal
#4
Maybe if in the late 19th/early 20th century Peru collapsed into anarchy, with no one intervening to help. Brazil had developed its interior much greater than in real life and decided to cross over to Peru to "help," eventually just taking over the failed state.
That could trigger a multinational military intervention against Brazil, no? If anything, the US might even get involved in such an intervention.
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
16,916
SoCal
#6
Ecuador and Chile may help in exchange for territory;
Fair point.

America may not care.
Possibly not. However, please keep in mind that, during James Garfield's brief Presidency, his Secretary of State James Blaine wanted to pressure Chile to avoid taking any territory from Peru in the War of the Pacific. Had Peru been threatened with outright dismemberment by anyone, I would strongly think that Garfield and Blaine would have deeply and passionately cared about this. Ditto for at least some other US administrations.