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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

"Las causas de la Guerra de la Triple Alianza fueron complejas y conjugan intereses encontrados de Paraguay y Brasil primordialmente. Los guaraníes buscaban detener la hegemonía expansionista brasileña. Desde 1855 el Imperio los presionaba exigiendo acuerdos de navegación y límites.

Nuevos conflictos internos de Uruguay dieron una gran excusa a Francisco Solano López -presidente de Paraguay- para iniciar acciones bélicas, declarando la guerra a Brasil en noviembre de 1864.

Inmediatamente invadió el Mato Grosso, una zona disputada por ambas naciones. El mariscal presidente López solicitó a nuestro país, aún al margen, ingresar por Corrientes con sus ejércitos para poder acceder a territorio uruguayo a principios de 1865…."
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Old Peculiar25 Jan 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

What rubbish!

The majority of casualties of all contemporary wars were caused by disease. Compare losses in the Crimea or the ACW, and so the majority of Paraguyan losses were as reported in the article.

However, to claim that this negates the accusations of genocide leveled at the Allied Troops is total nonsense.

The nature of the warfare conducted in the latter stages was brutal and targeted the military and civilians. The article is a whitewash.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Un tanto duro el comentario!… (smile)


jefritrout26 Jan 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

Of course a war fought mostly in swamps in going to bring about a large amount of casualties from disease.

One part missing is that Lopez refused to surrender under any condition. Even after the war was completely lost he still refused to surrender. He was willing to fight until the last drop of Paraguayan blood was spilled to prove how right he was.

I have read and talked to both Paraguayan and Brazilian sources, but I have found that this conflict is a bit too emotional for many to discuss on a forum. In person is much better.

jefritrout26 Jan 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Possou falar com pessoas de Argentina tambem.

VictorBarone17 May 2021 1:38 p.m. PST

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VictorBarone21 May 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

"Borders of Blood is a well-presented set of wargames rules, specifically for Wargaming the Parguayan War of 1864 – 1870, dovetailing almost exclusively with the War of Triple Alliance figure range by Perry Miniatures.

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