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this day in the yesteryear: Peru and Chile Sign Treaty of Ancón (1883)

Peru and Chile Sign Treaty of Ancón (1883)

The Treaty of Ancón ended Peru’s involvement in the War of the Pacific, which broke out between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru in 1879. 55 more words

The Guano Economy

When Peru finally won its independence from Spain in the 1820s, there was no short quick route to prosperity. Much of South America’s economy was primarily agricultural, based on large haciendas, many of which had just changed hands from Spanish loyalists to officers of the revolution. 415 more words

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