The War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870)

Jun 2012
2,973
Brazil
#22
Yep a huge number of Germans migrated to south of Brazil, but besides that, 1800 soldiers from the Schleswig-Holstein war were recruited to work as military colonists, in the border with Argentina and Uruguay with, was one of the dangerous places in south america in these times, Brazil also managed to buy from contraband a batch of Dreyse needle guns, with were used with deadly efficiency in the battle of Caseros. Some of this soldiers fought in the Paraguayan war the most famous Peter Wilhelm Meyer who commanded the Corpo Provisório de Atiradores (Sharpshooter corps)
 
#25
Yep a huge number of Germans migrated to south of Brazil, but besides that, 1800 soldiers from the Schleswig-Holstein war were recruited to work as military colonists, in the border with Argentina and Uruguay with, was one of the dangerous places in south america in these times, Brazil also managed to buy from contraband a batch of Dreyse needle guns, with were used with deadly efficiency in the battle of Caseros. Some of this soldiers fought in the Paraguayan war the most famous Peter Wilhelm Meyer who commanded the Corpo Provisório de Atiradores (Sharpshooter corps)
Why was the border with Argentina and Uruguay particularly dangerous?
 

Tairusiano

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
2,973
Brazil
#26
Why was the border with Argentina and Uruguay particularly dangerous?
The relationship between the countries were not good so there were not cooperation also it was disputed Argentina claimed a huge part of brazilian South, the region is a huge steppe like plain, being good for cattle herding and horseback live and fighting, so the number of raids and skirmishers was incredible frequent, the Gaucho culture developed like a cossacks, of small fortified settlements, to defend against native americans, and later to defend and attacks other Gaucho settlements and nations borders. It was a never-ending game of being raided and raiding someone else. The Germans and the rest of brazilian population was them moved to these regions to populate it and defend against border invasions.
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
5,305
Netherlands
#27
The relationship between the countries were not good so there were not cooperation also it was disputed Argentina claimed a huge part of brazilian South, the region is a huge steppe like plain, being good for cattle herding and horseback live and fighting, so the number of raids and skirmishers was incredible frequent, the Gaucho culture developed like a cossacks, of small fortified settlements, to defend against native americans, and later to defend and attacks other Gaucho settlements and nations borders. It was a never-ending game of being raided and raiding someone else. The Germans and the rest of brazilian population was them moved to these regions to populate it and defend against border invasions.
Modern South-American history is full of stuff like this it would seem.
 

Tairusiano

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
2,973
Brazil
#28
Modern South-American history is full of stuff like this it would seem.
border raids?
Altrought it still hapens, in some places, in the 19th, things were a lot more violent, the raids in the South became so big, that it would not be uncommon, the bands getting in the thousands, on the side of Brazil Canabarro, raided Uruguay with 1.900 men,
 
Jun 2012
2,973
Brazil
#30
I have seen reports that polygamy was legalised for a few years to rebuild the Paraguayan population. Does anyone know if this is true?
Hello Invicta, yes it was called the politic of "Amor Libre", free love, this natality boost policy, was developed after the immigration one had not acquired good results that is because most immigrants moved to Brasil, Argentina or Uruguay.
if you have interest the book "Paraguay and the triple alliance: the postwar decade, 1869- 1878", is a good source in english.
 

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