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The Contribution of the Paraguayan War

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    Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 00:53
It was during Emperor Dom Pedro II's government that Brazil got involved in the Paraguayan War, a conflict between Brazilians , Argentines, and Uruguayans against Paraguay.     
The war lasted from 1864 to 1870.     
Paraguay was defeated by the combined powers of its adversaries.     
In 1888 Princess Isabel signed the law that officially set free all slaves in Brazil: Lei Aurea, or Golden Law.
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"Defeat" is not exactly the right word, Paraguay's male population was so decimated that polygamy became the custom.  The Economist writes about it in their 'hell' issue.  Dec 2012-Jan 2013, "The Never-ending War."  "According to Thomas Whigham of University of Georgia, as much as 60% of the population and 90% of Paraguayan men died from combat or, more often, from disease and starvation."
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