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In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865 A.D.-1870 A.D.) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century. In the Chaco War of 1932 A.D.-1935 A.D., large, economically important areas were won from Bolivia. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner was overthrown in 1989 A.D., and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, relatively free and regular presidential elections have been held since then. Spanish and Guarani are the official languages.

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