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Tango0117 Jun 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

"While Europeans basked in the glory of their so-called century of peace between the end of the Napoleonic wars (1815) and the onset of World War I (1914), Latin Americans knew no such luxury. Conflict became a way of life for Latin Americans attempting to construct nation-states. Liberals and Conservatives dueled with one another for political power, while caudillos (military strongmen) added their unique twisted logic to the political process. Historians have spilled considerable ink detailing these internal conflicts that complicated Latin America's struggle for effective state formation in the early national period but have paid much less attention to the external wars over disputed boundaries that involved every South American nation during the 19th century. As historian Robert Burr described it: boundary conflicts were the "congenital international disease of Spain's former colonies…"
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138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

Interest but to say Europe new peace of a hundred years misses out on a lot of conflicts.

I wold agree that the history on 19thC South America need to be studied more.

Henry Martini21 Jun 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

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