In 1863 Bolivia claimed a territory of about 3m. sq. km (l.2m. sq. miles) with l.5m. inhabitants, the greater part of which it lost from 1866 onwards. The budget balanced at some 2m. pesos. In addition to silver and tin, important products were rubber, coca and cinchona. A gold standard was defined by law of 29 June 1863, but no gold coins were minted after 1857. Treaties with the USA (1858) and France (1863) strengthened the short period of peace and prosperity.
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Books of Reference
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