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  Bolivia Paraguay Chaco War 1932-1935
Chaco War (1932-35), costly conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay.
The conflict stemmed from the outcome of the War of the Pacific (1879-84), in which Chile defeated Bolivia and annexed that nation's entire coastal region.
The war had caused disruption of the Bolivian economy, provoking demands for reform among the deprived Bolivian masses.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/charlie/chaco1932.htm   (645 words)

  
 The Chaco War
The Chaco Boreal is a region of land occupying approximately 100,000 square miles in Northwestern Paraguay, Southeastern Bolivia, and Northern Argentina.
It was difficult for soldiers to survive the harsh climate of the Chaco region.
The location of the Chaco War was on the north western border of Paraguay and the southeastern border of Bolivia.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/ice/chaco.htm   (1475 words)

  
 Gran Chaco Information
The Gran Chaco (Quechua chaqu, "hunting land"), dubbed by some as "the last South American frontier", is a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland region of the Río de la Plata basin, divided between Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and a small portion in Brazil called Mato Grosso.
It was the scene of The Gran Chaco War (1932-1935) (though violence started as early as December 5, 1928) between Paraguay and Bolivia over supposed oil in the Chaco Boreal (a region north of the Pilcomayo River and to the west of the Paraguay River).
The ecosystems of the Gran Chaco are unique and are slowly being destroyed by civilization with the introduction of cattle, burning of vegetation and irresponsible agricultural decisions.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Gran_Chaco   (627 words)

  
 Bolivia - The Chaco War
The origin of the war was a border dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Chaco.
In 1934, when he traveled to the Chaco to take command of the war, Salamanca was arrested by the high command and forced to resign.
The humiliating disaster of the Chaco War had a profound impact in Bolivia, where it was seen as dividing the history of the twentieth century "like a knife." The traditional oligarchy was discredited because of its inept civilian and military leadership in the war.
countrystudies.us /bolivia/15.htm   (604 words)

  
 Bolivia the Chaco War
The origin of the war was a border dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Chaco.
In 1934, when he traveled to the Chaco to take command of the war, Salamanca was arrested by the high command and forced to resign.
The humiliating disaster of the Chaco War had a profound impact in Bolivia, where it was seen as dividing the history of the twentieth century "like a knife." The traditional oligarchy was discredited because of its inept civilian and military leadership in the war.
www.country-studies.com /bolivia/the-chaco-war.html   (604 words)

  
 Gran Chaco. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The discovery of oil in a narrow strip of the barren section of the Chaco Boreal, at the foot of the Bolivian Andes, precipitated the Chaco War, 1932–35, between Bolivia and Paraguay.
Technically the Gran Chaco was intended to be part of Bolivia since it had been part of the audiencia of Charcas, but Bolivia paid little attention to this wasteland and Paraguayan settlers opened up the region while Paraguayan soldiers pushed back the natives.
Three quarters of the disputed Chaco Boreal went to Paraguay; at the same time Bolivia was granted a corridor to the Paraguay River, the privilege of using Puerto Casado, and the right to construct a Bolivian port.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/GranChac.html   (412 words)

  
 The Chaco War-Bolivia and Paraguay, 1932-1935
The Chaco War-Bolivia and Paraguay, 1932-1935 by Bruce Farcau.
The cause of the war was the unsettled question of sovereignty over the Chaco Boreal, an uninviting, sparsely populated wilderness of scrubland, dense forests, venomous snakes, and forbidding swamps.
When the war began, Bolivia had the advantage of a population three times greater than Paraguay's but was severely disadvantaged by the general apathy of its army and people, who had no appetite for war.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/bookrev/bradford1.html   (911 words)

  
 The Chaco war (1932-1935)
The belligerents became bogged down in the ensuing war and it was not until 12 June 1935 that they accepted an armistice.
Paraguayan prisoners of war in Quime, Inquisivi province, Bolivia.
Though neither Bolivia nor Paraguay was party to the Geneva Convention of 1929 on the treatment of prisoners of war, the two delegates obtained permission from the Bolivian and Paraguayan governments to visit their respective prisoners.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList219/74118D5A3D285D2241256C870038C640   (762 words)

  
 Chaco War - Search.com
The Chaco War (1932–1935) was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over control of great part of the Gran Chaco region of South America, which was incorrectly thought to be rich in oil.
The forgotten birth of a legend - Bolivian Ju-52s of the Gran Chaco...
The Gran Chaco war was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay between 1932 and 1935.
www.search.com /search?q=Chaco+War&adv=1&q.site=www%2Ebrushfirewars%2Eorg&channel=1&tag=se.sr-1-118-1249,1140,1436.dom   (341 words)

  
 Chaco War: Anglo-Dutch Resource Grab
So inhospitable is the Chaco Boreal region of Paraguay, located north of the Pilcomayo River, that it has historically been called the "Green Hell." Unbearably hot, it is infested with swarms of insects and poisonous snakes; there is only thorny vegetation and swampland, and little water.
The war offered untold hardships for both sides, but particularly for the thousands of Bolivian Indians recruited into the Army from their cold, high-elevation altiplano homes, who were defenseless against the extraordinary heat, disease, and thirst encountered in the barren Chaco.
Even today, the savagery of that war is seared into Paraguay's national consciousness, as is the heroic resistance of an entire population, including 11- and 12-year-old child combatants.
www.larouchepub.com /other/2005/3235chaco_war.html   (1436 words)

  
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Shortly after the end of the Chaco War, power was seized by Colonel David Toro, who established what he called a "Socialist Republic" and organized the Partido Socialista del Estado as its only legal party.
Consequently it was Bolivia that dominated the skies above the Gran Chaco and it was to her that the dubious honor fell of being the first (and to this day only) S-American country to use tanks in battle in a fully declared war against another nation on S-American soil.
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www.lycos.com /info/chaco-war.html   (747 words)

  
 Chaco War
During the 1930's, a bloody war was fought in the interior of South America, over a forbidding stretch of land known as the Chaco Desert.
Paraguay's population and land area had been decimated by Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay in the War of the Triple Alliance, and was considered almost helpless.
Paraguay gained a substantial amount of land in the Chaco Desert area, which was thought to contain a large reserve of petroleum.
www.andrewclem.com /LatinAmerica/ChacoWar.html   (644 words)

  
 FAUNA PARAGUAY ABOUT PARAGUAY THE COUNTRY
At the time the Chaco was a hostile wilderness, and the Paraguayan government had pressing matters to worry about, but when the rumour that the Chaco may be laden with oil-fields emerged, there was an abrupt change in policy.
The success of the Chaco War was short-lived and the political instability of the pre-war years soon returned to haunt the country.
The Chaco particularly is noted for extreme heat and dryness, with an average temperature of around 40C during the austral summer (November to February).
www.faunaparaguay.com /about_paraguay.html   (3227 words)

  
 The Gran Chaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Gran Chaco is an alluvial plain covered with grass and hardwood forest in northeastern Argentina, northwestern Paraguay and southeastern Bolivia.
The stamps of Paraguay, issued in 1932, show the Gran Chaco as "Chaco Paraguayo" with the slogan "Has been, is, and will be." Shortly after this the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay began.
Most of the Chaco was awared to Paraguay, but Bolivia retained navigation rights on the Pilcomayo River to the coast.
sio.midco.net /dansmapstamps/chaco.htm   (210 words)

  
 Aircraft of the Chaco War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Grand Chaco region is an area of jungle wilderness between Paraguay and Bolivia.
The war is important as it was "the first modern conflict in the Western Hemisphere, fought between two established nations in which aircraft played a significant part" (page 6).
As it normal during a war, both sides try to buy the most modern and the most available weapons for their cause.
m2reviews.cnsi.net /scotts/books/chaco.htm   (353 words)

  
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The epic of the Chaco: Marshal Estigarribia's memoirs of the Chaco War, 1932-1935; edited and annotated by Pablo Max Ynsfran.
The Chaco dispute and the League of Nations.
War planes and women: the enthralling story of an airman's adventures in love and war.
www.oas.org /columbus/chaco%20war.asp   (211 words)

  
 The Gran Chaco War, 1928-1935
The Gran Chaco is the most inhospitable part of the inhospitable Chaco Boreal, a largely uninhabited, 250,000 sq-mi region west of the Paraguay River and east of the foothills of the Andes in Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina.
In the west, near the mountains, the Gran Chaco is a flat, sparsely vegetated, waterless plain.
In the sweltering Gran Chaco, it was a disaster.
worldatwar.net /chandelle/v1/v1n3/chaco.html   (4349 words)

  
 The Chaco War and the February Revolution
When war finally broke out officially in July 1932, the Bolivians were confident of a rapid victory.
Instead of ending the war with a swift victory that might have boosted their political prospects, the Liberals signed a truce that seemed to allow the Bolivians to regroup.
In many ways, the Chaco War acted as a catalyst to unite the political opposition with workers and peasants, who furnished the raw materials for a social revolution.
www.terere.com /terere/canales/paraguay4u/historyofparaguay/chapter15.php   (1199 words)

  
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Of a German Paraguayan family, Alfredo Stroessner was commissioned an officer (1932) and fought in the Chaco War (1932-35).
Fortín Toledo was the site of trench warfare during the Chaco War and is now host to a reserve nurturing a small population of Chacoan peccary, a Pleistocene relic thought extinct until its rediscovery in 1975.
In 1934, Congress adopted a joint resolution prohibiting, in effect, sales of munitions to Bolivia and Paraguay, then engaged in the Chaco War, for a period of almost 6 years.
www.lycos.com /info/chaco-war--river-paraguay.html   (536 words)

  
 Bolivia: Where Might Reigns Supreme
In this war there was a border dispute with Paraguay over the region known as the Chaco.
Sorzano saw to it that the Chaco war was ended in June of 1935, but there was still extreme discontent among the populace, so a combined military-civilian insurrection occurred that proclaimed Colonel David Toro President once more (Alexander 1982).
Based on the upheaval in the country since the end of the Chaco War, this was probably a wise move (Alexander 1982).
www2.truman.edu /~marc/webpages/andean2k/military/bolivia.html   (1654 words)

  
 The Gran Chaco War, 1928-1935
The Gran Chaco is the most inhospitable part of the inhospitable Chaco Boreal, a largely uninhabited, 250,000 sq-mi region west of the Paraguay River and east of the foothills of the Andes in Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina.
In the west, near the mountains, the Gran Chaco is a flat, sparsely vegetated, waterless plain.
In the sweltering Gran Chaco, it was a disaster.
www.worldatwar.net /chandelle/v1/v1n3/chaco.html   (4349 words)

  
 Armor of the Gran Chaco War
The article is primarily intended to provide a broad introduction to tank deployment during the Chaco war and to give an overview of the differences between the various vehicles discussed.
Paraguay being one of the most poor nations on earth could barely afford to equip her self adequately with small arms, aircraft and artillery never mind something as exotic and expensive as tanks or state of the art aircraft.
Consequently it was Bolivia that dominated the skies above the Gran Chaco and it was to her that the dubious honor fell of being the first (and to this day only) S-American country to use tanks in battle in a fully declared war against another nation on S-American soil.
www.brushfirewars.org /armor/gran_chaco_war_armor/gran_chaco_war_armor.htm   (1900 words)

  
 ICG Spaces - community weblog - Lessons for Lebanon from the Gran Chaco War and Spanish Civil War, part 2
I see the war in Spain as a likely model for future fractionalized combat in which there are many disparate groups that will not tidily line up, and that much effort will be required to understand each and then reach out to these groups in what may best be described as a 'herding cats' coalition:
The split was essentially between the left and the right sides of the Spanish political spectrum, but many parties on each side of the conflict hated or feared other parts of their coalition.
The most valuable lessons taught in the laboratory of the Spanish War was the tactical concept of combat operational doctrine.
spaces.icgpartners.com /index2.asp?NGuid=3C6FDE2D83834358BB3CFCAA101A10FC   (1323 words)

  
 Andrew Clem ~ Latin American wars
(Civil wars and guerrilla insurgencies are another matter.) There is a considerable body of social science literature suggesting that warfare has a "make or break" effect on the political cohesion of nation-states.
Most Chileans blame the outbreak of the war on the secret treaty, but Davis wrote that the decisive factor in the war's outbreak were the dispossessed nitrate certificate holders (mostly Europeans and Chileans) who hated Peru for having nationalized the mineral deposits in 1875.
For the next two years, General Andres Cáceres led a prolonged guerrilla war of resistance in the bush country of the mountains, frustrating Chile's attempt to vanquish the Peruvian nation.
www.andrewclem.com /LatinAmerica/LatAmer_wars   (2057 words)

  
 Chaco War - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Chaco War - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bolivia : wars: Chaco War – Gran Chaco
Few roads and railroads traverse the area, which is sparsely populated.
encarta.msn.com /Chaco_War.html   (129 words)

  
 The Nye Report on the Munitions Industry and World Peace, 1936
The committee finds also that there is a very considerable threat to the peace and civic progress of other nations in the success of the munitions makers and of their agents in corrupting the officials of any one nation and thereby selling to that one nation an armament out of proportion to its previous armaments.
The first great peace effort after the war was incorporated in the Treaty of Versailles and in the treaty of peace between the United States and Germany in the form of a prohibition on the manufacture, import, and export of arms by Germany.
In 1935, after a year of hearings by the special committee, a neutrality bill was passed including an embargo on arias, ammunition, and implements of war in the event of a state of war between two or more foreign states, and including a munitions-control board with power to issue export licenses.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/nye.htm   (4009 words)

  
 Military Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Some wars have been started by pretty trivial things (like when Saddam didn't like Kuwait's attitude back in 1990) but it's hard to come up with a more petty reason than a postage stamp.
Yet, that was one of the factors leading to the Chaco War.
The Chaco War saw the use of armor and aircraft on both sides.
www.angelfire.com /tx4/bustersbattery/militrivia/MILITRIVIA17.html   (311 words)

  
 Chaco War Medal - Search.com
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Germán Busch Becerra is a tough young Bolivian war hero with a chestful of medals, a thorough military training and an expression so lugubrious that he...
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www.search.com /search?q=Chaco+War+Medal&tag=se.sr-1-118.rel.c.5.0.0.1.4   (393 words)

  
 Chaco War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Airpower in the Chaco War - History of the Chaco War, with a particular focus on air operations.
The Chaco War - Account of the dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay, when both landlocked countries sought an expansion of territory in an effort to gain better access to the Paraguay river.
The Gran Chaco War: Fighting for Mirages in the Foothills of the Andes - Illustrated history of the 1932-35 conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia.
www.alguer.it /directory/index.php?browse=/Society/History/By_Time_Period/Twentieth_Century/Wars_and_Conflicts/Chaco_War   (162 words)

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