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Paraguay Introduction 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Background:
In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century. In the Chaco War of 1932-35, Paraguay won large, economically important areas from Bolivia. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since then.


NOTE: The information regarding Paraguay on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paraguay Introduction 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paraguay Introduction 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.



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