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Paraguay

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Republic of Paraguay gained its independence from Spain on 14 May 1811. In 1814 Dr José Gaspar Rodríguez Francia was elected dictator, and in 1816 perpetual dictator, by the National Assembly. He died 20 Sept. 1840. In 1844 a new constitution was adopted, under which Carlos Antonio López (first elected in 1842) and his son, Francisco Solano Lopez, ruled until 1870. During a devastating war against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay (1865–70) Paraguay lost probably 500,000 men. Argentina, in Aug. 1942, and Brazil, in May 1943, voided the reparations debt imposed upon Paraguay, which Paraguay had never paid.

República del Paraguay

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1959

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