Just like with the Latorre, this one was also requested by "popular" demand. The Minas Geraes was the first dreadnought built for a South American nation. Brazil ordered three dreadnought from British shipyards. The first two, being the Minas Geraes and the Sao Paulo. The third, the Rio de Janeiro was bought by the Ottoman Empire, and later seized by Britain and commisioned as the HMS Agincourt. The building of the Minas Geraes resulted in a naval arms race in South America, involving Brazil, Argentina and Chile. All nations ordered dreadnoughts, and would soon regret buying them, as the costs of operating them was immense.
I did what I could, with very limited sources available.