Lodi-Ribeiro, Gerson. "Pais da Aviação"
Title trans.: "Fathers of Aviation"
Divergence: 1800 CE
What if: Napoleon convinced Robert Fulton to produce steam warships instead of submarines for the French navy, and so won the Battle of Trafalgar and then invaded England.
Summary: A century later, the Wright Brothers try to sell the aircraft idea to the Napoleon of European Hegemony, but that superpower has its own aircraft pioneers, both nationals and colonials.
Published: In Vinte Voltas ao Redor do Sol (ed. Alfredo Franz Keppler), Clube de Leitores de Ficção Científica 2005.
Original in: Portuguese.