- Jun 2012
Argentina didn't participate in the invasion of Uruguay, they declared political support to Brazil and that's it, they would not interfere in the war, they were not part in the campaign and the war, they supported Brazil because the civil war in Uruguay was considered a nuisance to the region, there wanst a combined plan of war for Uruguay much less, to attack Paraguay, in reality, Paraguay called Argentina to enter the war at his side in the beginning, and later Brazil, Argentina said good luck to both of you but, nope, them Paraguay invades Argentina.Too simple. The invasion of Uruguay by Argentina and Brazil was basically the start of it all. Not only would it mean complete encirclement by enemies, but judging from their behavior Paraguay would probably be next anyway (Argentina considered them a breakaway province anyway). They could also have chosen to remain outside the war, but judging from what happened in Holland 1940 that gives no guarantees.
That being said, invading Brazil the way they did, should indeed feature prominently in that book.
The invasion of Argentina was also pretty bad, Lopez thought that putting his foot, on Argentinian soil he would create a revolt by Urquiza, and together they would march to Buenos Aires, what he didn't think was first Urquiza was under Brazil paycheck since 1850 when he rebelled against Rosas, second he didn't have any contact with Urquiza to try to coordinate anything, he only had hope that his actions would do that, invading Argentina he would manage to make a neutral country enter the war, he also didn't know how to fight this country his army stayed in the Correntine region, doing nearly nothing.