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  1. Bob
    July 13, 2015 @ 1:06 am

    This is what happens when you PISS off the Rothschild bankers!!!! Using his extensive powers, Carlos encouraged self-sufficient economic development and domestic growth through high tariffs. Desperate to get out of from under the yoke of Spanish and British economic interests, he limited imports from Europe and declined all foreign loans. Naturally, this angered capitalists in Spain and Britain who pressured their governments to endorse Paraguayan regional rivals, such as Brazil and Argentina.

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    • Denali Marsh
      September 4, 2015 @ 3:48 am

      Paraguay got even more screwed by colonialism and capitalism than most other countries in South America did. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of Latin and South American natures have suffered horribly at the hands of colonialism, but none have suffered to the degree that Paraguay did. British and Spanish national and economic interests were devoted to keeping Paraguay under their thumb, unable to challenge their manufacturing advantage in South America. As a result, Paraguay as a nation was decimated – literally. The war is the defining feature of Paraguayan history and plays a huge role in Paraguayan culture.

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