Paraguayan Civil War

General Higinio Morinig became president of Paraguay in 1940 and suspended the constitution when he did so. He became a dictator. Because of this there were many labor and general strikes and riots.  He was able to maintain his dictatorship because the military was highly loyal, they were paid highly.  

Rafael Franco(former president) tried to seize control of government with the other liberals and failed in 1947.  After this he unified with the communists and the Feberiestas(former government workers). This was unexpected and they were eventually crushed by the Colorados political party unified with Morinigo. After this the only political party in Paraguay was the Colorados.

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