Paraguay (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

Paraguay (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

by Roger E. Hernandez


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A landlocked nation surrounded by its South American neighbors, the Republic of Paraguay has been isolated throughout much of its history. After achieving independence from Spain in 1811, the country suffered under decades of dictatorships and political strife before achieving democracy toward the end of the 20th century. Most of its approximately 7 million citizens are part Guarani Indian and part Spanish and speak both languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422233016
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Series: Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

"An Island Surrounded by Land" 9

Independence, Isolation, and Conflict 15

Agriculture and Hydroelectricity: The Economy 27

Equal Parts Spanish and Guarani: The Culture and People 35

A Nation of Rural Communities and Small Cities 45

A Calendar of Paraguayan Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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