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History of Paraguay

The Chaco War, Alfredo Stroessner, the Jesuit missions, and more historical references.

Independence and Dictatorship

Background and summary of events leading to the the overthrow of Spanish authority in Paraguay on May 14 and 15, 1811. Independence was declared on May 17.

Paraguay Early Explorers and Conquistadores

The recorded history of Paraguay began indirectly in 1516 with the failed expedition of Juan Díaz de Solís to the Río de la Plata Estuary, which divides Argentina and Uruguay.

Bolivia Paraguay Chaco War 1932-1935

Summary of the conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay.

The Gran Chaco War, 1928-1935

Description of the Gran Chaco, causes of the war, maps, equipment, battles, peace treaty and aftermath.

Alfredo Stroessner

President and dictator of Paraguay for 35 years.

Country Study

Resource information from the Library of Congress.

Paraguay

From early settlement to the '80s.

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