Of course this being an alternate history forum you can postulate anything you want, it's your prerrogative. Have you ever heard of that famous Nazi base in the Antartic? Why not? Concerning King Phil, of course an escort is an escort but it could be argued that that shows some lack of confidence in his status as rightful heir to the Portuguese crown (which no one disputes from this side of the border anyway). But what can be said about such a rabble of subjects that had the impudence and lack of courtesy in 1640 when proposing the Spanish representative that she left the palace "through the door or through the window, the choice is yours"? After that the Spanish kings sent several thousand soldiers to try and reinstate the legal order for about thirty years, but it appears the locals were a bit hard of hearing to his arguments and we were more or less left alone since then.