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Old 09-16-2019, 02:31 AM
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What about local Parliaments instead?

The Spanish colonies were actually not supposed to be exactly part of Castille: they were supposed to follow Castillian succesion, but to be on equal footing with the Kingdom of Castille, hence Viceroys rather than Governors. The way those Viceroys organized their governments (completely personalist, with no thought of ever calling Parliament) parallels what other Viceroys were doing in Aragon, Portugal, Two Sicilies or Navarre and what the Kings themselves were doing in Castille. But what if the Brits had decided to send Viceroys rather than Governors, to treat each colony as a separate realm united with England through the person of the Monarch (as Scotland is)? Would there have been any local Parliaments created?

Last edited by Nava; 09-16-2019 at 02:33 AM.