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>It particularly devastated Paraguay, which suffered catastrophic losses in population—some claim that almost 70% of its adult male population died—and was forced to cede territory to Argentina and Brazil.
>70%

Is this legit?
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>>670238
Argentina had a significant African population that was killed in droves as cannonfodder and now they are almost completely gone through assimilation.

70% seems right
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>>670238

Yes I believe Paraguay was a regional power that thought it was a global power and got its ass beat by Brazil and Argentina.
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>>670262
>>670271
70% is insane though. How does such a thing even happen?
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>>670425
It was a smaller country with a smaller population to begin with, then decided to go to war against Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina all at the same time, and required complete occupation to end the war.
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>>670562

>>670425
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>>670238
What a time to be a man.

I want my own harem as well.
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I hate to be that guy but what was the point of even fighting?
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>>670425
That's only 70% of the adult male population: women and children weren't hit as hard, so you're probably "only" talking about half of the population eliminated.

There were worse conflicts, like Three Kingdoms China, which saw an overall population decline from 55.4 million to about 16.1 million.
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>>670593
IIRC, it was over one political regime replacing another in Uruguay, and Paraguay wanted to reinstate the exiled government, but Argentina supported the current Uruguayan regime so they declared war to defend them. Later on Brazil got rope in somehow.
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>>670238
The Paraguayan War was one of the most needless and greedy conflicts in human history
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>>670600
Actually Brazil started the war, Argentina joined later
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>>670603
>forgetting about Africa
How could you?
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This article gives a pretty good overview:

http://exiledonline.com/paraguay-a-brief-history-of-national-suicide/
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>>670595
>There were worse conflicts, like Three Kingdoms China, which saw an overall population decline from 55.4 million to about 16.1 million.
>55.4 million to about 16.1 million.

No fucking way. I need to see some proof for those numbers.

>>670731
Pretty sure that's languishing behind a paywall now with all the rest of his best work.
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>>670562
Paraguay had the same amount of population as Argentina back then.
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>tfw my country was the only one who supported the paraguayans and now we can get the nationality just asking for it
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>>670954
explain
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>>670425
Solano López absolutely refused to surrender. Paraguayan forces were defeated quickly, but long after defeat was inevitable, he kept fighting and evading the Brazilian army, for years.
The constant fighting and fleeing, with both armies with poor logistical capabilities living off the land, took its expected tool on the civilian population. By the end of the war, kids were being conscripted into the Paraguayan army.
The war only ended after Solano Lopez was killed in battle, his army consisting of children and moribund men who could barely fight.
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