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Notorious for its recent military dictatorships, South America is less well known for its wars. But since the dawn of independence in the early nineteenth century, the continent has witnessed a series of conflicts, some short and small-scale, others long-lasting and extensive. Many such conflicts amounted to little more than sabre-rattling and cost little human life. But not all hostilities were small or trivial. More than 400,000 troops and civilians died in 1865-70 when Paraguay went to war with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay in the continent's greatest military disaster.<P>Using contemporary press reports, unpublished correspondence, and first-hand recollections of battles and skirmishes, this book analyzes how distant wars were viewed in Europe and how they affected the people who actually fought them. It reveals for the first time the true extent of European involvement in Latin America's internal strife, and captures the imperial ambitions, the belligerence, and the incompetence of Victorian generals and profiteers.

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First published in 1983, as Small Wars You May Have Missed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781566564489
Foreword:
Jenkins, Simon
Author:
Jenkins, Simon
Author:
Graham -. Yooll, Andrew
Publisher:
Olive Branch Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
South American
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
British
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Subject:
Europeans
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Europe Military policy.
Subject:
World History-South America
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
9.10x6.12x.57 in. .63 lbs.

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