We close this chapter with a shot of the Brazilian Raj, which has been almost completely annexed by Pedro, and has gone on from building courthouses to new biotroopers in order to quench the bloodthirst of the accidental occidental emperor.
Brazil now controls almost all of Africa, Europe, South America, and India as well as the entirety of the Middle East. It possesses a gargantuan army and the industrial capacity to make sure that it only gets bigger.
Still, they’re far from invincible. The Inuit are not to be taken lightly, even with Australia fighting against them, and Pedro is at risk of throwing his troops into a meatgrinder in Korea. It’s easy to see why Pedro may feel like he’s unbeatable: in less than ten parts he singlehandedly swallowed whole the cylinder’s longtime juggernaut and cybernetic boogeymen, the Boerg, and began to creep his way up through Mexico and into North America. He risks massive warmonger penalties, however, if he finishes off Kruger, and his hubris may have led him to make the ultimate mistake by DOW’ing Korea-- never fight a land war in Asia.
Yet here, at the height of his power, does Pedro settle his newest city, and with the most arrogant-- yet appropriate --name, given the context: Uberlandia.