Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance, 1864–70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina

TitleArmies of the War of the Triple Alliance, 1864–70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsEsposito, Gabriele
Number of Pages48
PublisherBloomsbury
City, CountryLondon
Abstract

Between 1864 and 1870 four nations fought in an extraordinarily bloody war - the largest in the history of South America. The powerhouses Argentina and Brazil alongside tiny Uruguay on one side, and the small but increasingly-powerful Paraguay on the other, fought a conflict that was almost contemporary with the American Civil War and Franco-Prussian War, and rivalled their very high casualty rates. The aftermath of the war saw defeated Paraguay's territory diminished, its total population reduced by a staggering 70 per cent, and its economy ruined for generations, while victorious Brazil was established as the predominant military power on the continent. Despite the extraordinary ferocity of the fighting and the significant historical consequences thereafter, little has been published in English on a war that shaped the political map of Latin America to this day. (Amazon)

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