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Republica del Paraguay

Population

2,000,000

Capital

Asuncion

Head of State

General Higinio Morinigo Martinez (1940-1948), General Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda (from 1948)

Ruling Party

Partido Colorado

Head of Government

Tomas Romero Pereira (from 1948)

HistoryEdit

The military and the Partido Colorado share power from 1940. The regime is conservative, but elements of Latin fascism become increasingly important. The influence of Argentina and Brazil especially strong after 1947 and both countries’ intervention in Paraguay’s civil war. By the time the Liberal-Communist-Febrerista coalition was defeated in August 1947, the country was essentially an Argentine-Brazilian protectorate.

Paraguay also has close relations with Uruguay, which is ruled by a similar Colorado-Military coalition.

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