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    Default Irish escort destroys paraguay

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    Eh....

    "Some people believe that Eliza Lynch was responsible in inducing Francisco Solano López to start the War of the Triple Alliance and that she provoked him to carry on the futile and bloody war against Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil."

    "some people believe" isn't exactly great evidence. Who are these "some people". And was it really a futile war? How can we know? Maybe it had a good chance of succeeding. Look at the following...:

    "However, in a book she wrote in 1876 while in Buenos Aires titled "Exposición. Protesta que hace Elisa A. Lynch"[7] (Exposition. Protest made by Elisa A. Lynch) she states that she had actually no knowledge of and didn't meddle in political affairs, rather dedicating her time during the war to helping the wounded and the innumerable families which followed López wherever he went"

    So I think it's pretty judgemental and unfair to use her as a reason when she explicitly denies it.

    Besides, what's wrong with a little attempted taking over of other countries in colonial times? That's what empires had to do sometimes for many reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicegirlsarenice View Post
    Eh....

    "Some people believe that Eliza Lynch was responsible in inducing Francisco Solano López to start the War of the Triple Alliance and that she provoked him to carry on the futile and bloody war against Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil."

    "some people believe" isn't exactly great evidence. Who are these "some people". And was it really a futile war? How can we know? Maybe it had a good chance of succeeding. Look at the following...:

    "However, in a book she wrote in 1876 while in Buenos Aires titled "Exposición. Protesta que hace Elisa A. Lynch"[7] (Exposition. Protest made by Elisa A. Lynch) she states that she had actually no knowledge of and didn't meddle in political affairs, rather dedicating her time during the war to helping the wounded and the innumerable families which followed López wherever he went"

    So I think it's pretty judgemental and unfair to use her as a reason when she explicitly denies it.

    Besides, what's wrong with a little attempted taking over of other countries in colonial times? That's what empires had to do sometimes for many reasons.
    One estimate places total Paraguayan losses — through both war and disease — as high as 1.2 million people, or 90% of its pre-war population

    War of the Triple Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Interesting article but I make a point of taking anything said on Wiki with a large pinch of salt and not take it as gospel. I prefer to get my facts from books as anyone can say anything on wiki and people tend to assume it is verified and factual, that may not be the case.

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