UK conquer Argentina in 1806-1807 or 1808

Frank81

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Feb 2010
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Lets suppose the British achieve victory in Buenos Aires during their invasions. Or that, instead of being involved in the Peninsular War, the British army ready to a new invasion finally did its way south. Lets remind how the invasion planned for 1808 and 1809 considered attracting local population, fueling growing division between peninsulares and colonials in Spanish America.

Imagine that, a temperate territory with almost no native population in the Southern Cone.
 
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stevev

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Apr 2017
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Lets suppose the British achieve victory in Buenos Aires during their invasions. Or that, instead of being involved in the Peninsular War, the British army ready to a new invasion finally did its way south. Lets remind how the invasion planned for 1808 and 1809 considered attracting local population, fueling growing division between peninsulares and colonials in Spanish America.

Imagine that, a temperate territory with almost no native population in the Southern Cone.
British gauchos (cowboys), but do they know how to cook a steak?
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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Lets suppose the British achieve victory in Buenos Aires during their invasions. Or that, instead of being involved in the Peninsular War, the British army ready to a new invasion finally did its way south. Lets remind how the invasion planned for 1808 and 1809 considered attracting local population, fueling growing division between peninsulares and colonials in Spanish America.

Imagine that, a temperate territory with almost no native population in the Southern Cone.
In such a scenario, I can imagine Argentina developing similarly to Australia and New Zealand. In other words, it would be a British settler colony which will eventually gain independence and which will probably be somewhat better off right now due to the large-scale British immigration that would have occurred throughout its history.
 
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Ah well, the idea of the (small-scale as it turned out) Welsh emigration to Patagonia was to get away from the dominance of the English language.
Actually, those Welsh that ended up settling in Chubut, Patagonia, were also considering somewhere in Australia (most parts being quite desolate, so away from the main British settlements) or - believe it or not - in Palestine.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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Actually, those Welsh that ended up settling in Chubut, Patagonia, were also considering somewhere in Australia (most parts being quite desolate, so away from the main British settlements) or - believe it or not - in Palestine.
Just imagine the kind of fusion cuisine that we would get if we combined Welsh food with Middle Eastern food! :) Yummy! :D
 

GogLais

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Sep 2013
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Actually, those Welsh that ended up settling in Chubut, Patagonia, were also considering somewhere in Australia (most parts being quite desolate, so away from the main British settlements) or - believe it or not - in Palestine.
A Welsh outpost in the Middle East - that’s a nice what if. The area would be swimming in peace and goodwill to everyone.
 
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