The biggest military conflict the south american conflict ever witnessed, it's left from 250000 to 500000 dead.
It has ruined a country ended a monarchy and begun the unification of a nation.
It made villains and heroes and left wounds that remain open even after 150 years.
It's a conflict that doesn't have as much represantation in the media as it's deserves.
So let's talk about!
Is this thing considered a Genocide? Because it should be. Although most victims were KIA.
Was it necessary for brazilians to fucking kill every single male in that country?
they were the situation it was SO BAD the only surviving men were either too young or too old to marry.
>begun in 1864 ended in 1870
>Causes varies from Brazilian intervention in the uruguayan civil war of 1864 to the apprehension of the boat that was bringing the governor of the Brazilian province of Mato Grosso.
>It's was great factor for the abolition of slavery in Brazil.
>The parguayan dictator Solano López died in the last battle of the war, and it's sister married the brazilian general that led the battle.
The genocide was a consequence but not the intention. Dom Pedro II could not allow Solano to remain in power after all the years of conflict.
His people decided to stick with him to the end and unfortunately paid the price.
Some facts about Duke of Caxias (Luís Alves de Lima e Silva)
>Duke of Caxias the allied supreme commander from 1868 to 1869 made 16000 paraguayans prisioners make a improvised 25km railroad to help the logistics of the allied camp.
>The Duke would also bought observation balloons from the U.S in other to spy enemy positions.
>In order to circumvent paraguayans positions near their capital he made i'ts soldiers build a road in the middle of the "chaco" (swamp), and successfully ambushed the paraguayans forces.
Hell at the end of the war Brazil was swimming in debt and took 10 years in order for the crown to pay it's loans for it's foreign creditors.
If the war continued any more numbers of years the monarchy could have ended even sooner.
>>In order to circumvent paraguayans positions near their capital he made his soldiers build a road in the middle of the "chaco" (swamp), and successfully ambushed the paraguayans forces.
Guy made them a 11km road in the swamp, and with the help of the navy tranported in 23000 troops, and attacked the paraguayan rear and destroyed their forces, from 7500 only 3500 would be able escape, after that battle the way to Assuncion was open and in January of 1869 the paraguyan capital fell to the allied forces.
The city was abandoned and was sacked for 3 days.
The battle of Riachuelo the biggest naval battle south america