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Why did the the War of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay against Paraguay) happen?

Paraguay, unlike Uruguay, had a thriving economy at the time. This called to the attention of Brazil and Argentina, who wanted to keep the economic dominance of the La Plata River for themselves. Aside from this, ships which wanted to arrive at Cuiabá (capital of Mato Grosso, Brazil) had to travel through Paraguayan territory because there was no inland access. And Paraguayan government began to make the travel difficult. Things became tougher when, in April 1864, Brazilian minister José Antônio Saraiva…