How THE FUCK did they do it?

How THE FUCK did they do it?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mapuches commanded by prussians. Lethal.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      South america is an interesting place

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Chile was fighting against the Mapuches back then

      The Chile-Mapuche war was formally declared in 1870, however soon there was an informal truce, that lasted until 1881 due to the war Chile had in the north, the Mapuches seeing that Chile was occupied with another war, organized their last real effort to remain independent, however just after Chile triumphed in the north, mobilized its troops to crush the Mapuche resistance and finally succeeded in seizing the Araucania from the Mapuche.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Araucan%C3%ADa
        >Mapuches noticed the shrinking of Chilean garrisons as Chile sent troops northwards to fight Peru and Bolivia during the War of the Pacific (1879–1883). The apparent weakening of Chilean military presence in Araucanía and the many abuses caused the Mapuches to start planning rebellion. In January 1881 the Mapuches of the Malleco zone rose against the Chilean occupation. The town and forts of Traiguén, Lumaco and Collipulli were attacked.
        >Having decisively defeated Peru in the battles of Chorrillos and Miraflores in January 1881 Chilean authorities turned their attention to Araucanía seeking to defend the previous advances that had been so difficult to establish. The idea was not only to defend forts and settlements but also to advance the frontier all the way from Malleco River to Cautín River.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >defeat Bolivia, Peru and Mapuches at the same time
          How were they so powerful?

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bolivian barely had some guns and almost no munitions, even less so cannons and such

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What about peru though? Pretty sure they alone had a bigger population than chile, and they were a centre of spanish colonial operations and had resources and shit. Chile is half a mountain range on the periphery of civilization, how did they manage to capture a capital 1000 miles outside their own territory?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        > how did they manage to capture a capital 1000 miles outside their own territory?
        they sent the troops in ships lmfao
        they had sunk the peruvian fleet previously

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Peru conscription system was inefficient, as most people could just avoid it, and indios simply didn't join the army except a few cases.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Basically this. Peruvian army was mostly criollos and castizos, and a few indios and zambos.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Wasn't that also what the Chilean army was?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Some anon said peru had a fuckload population. I was just correcting him, how it wad irrelevant if in the end no one joined the army.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    These south american conflicts are good to expose the absurdity of civic nationalism.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Nigga, tell me wich continent hasn't experienced civic nationalism autism during the last few centuries.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't forget the time the Chilean navy MOGGED the american navy
    >The Panama Crisis of 1885 was an intervention by the United States in support of a rebellion in Panama, at the time part of Colombia, and an ensuing show of force by Chile.
    >In response to the American intervention, Chile sent the protected cruiser Esmeralda to Panama City, arriving on April 28.
    >The Esmeralda's captain was ordered to stop by any means an eventual annexation of Panama by the United States.
    >According to a U.S. publication in August 1885, right after the Panama events, "[The Esmeralda] could destroy our whole navy, ship by ship and never be touched once."

    Argentina, Brazil and Chile didn't fuck around during the late XIX and early XX centuries. They had the best militaries in the world outside of Europe and America. Conparable to the Austrians, the ottoman empire or the emerging Japan.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >The Esmeralda's captain was ordered to stop by any means an eventual annexation of Panama by the United States.
      This is just so funny to me. Chile of all places sends a ship to prevent the U.S annexation of Panama "by any means necessary". Of all things to be doing in the late 19th century in the southern cone (genociding mapuche, exporting sugar, beating the shit out of bolivia) they choose intervening in panama

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Latin america was not completely considered america's backyard back then in the XI century. America was a regional power, not the worldwide super power itis today. The british navy was much more of a threat to them.
        They did had almost full domination over North america(wich includes mexico, central america, and the caribbean) and they proved it their mexican war(and later the spanish american war).
        They even respected Bolivar when Gran Colombia was born.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    British support and also peru-bolivia incompetence. On both pacific wars.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mestizaje Maligno

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Caucasoids showing their superiority over injuns again

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mestizos buckbreaking incans as their conquerors ancestors centuries before them

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Peru was seen by Chile as the bastion of the Spanish race in South America just a few decades before the war, but then Italians and Basques began to emigrate en masse to Argentina and Chile respectively, there were also europeans heading to Peru, although to a lesser extent, and economic crises were a constant brake on the process, and the War of the Pacific didn't help at all, some even moved to Chile, and by the end of it, a sort of "race wars" broke out all over Peru, for example, on the coast, africans started to kill chinese people, in the moutains, the indian peasants (armed by military leaders who retreated inland after Lima's occupation) soon started a killing spree against the "whites" be they peruvians/chileans/etc.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Well, for starters, Bolivia has been completely shit at warfare, and with the sorry state their army always seems to be in, it's strange that they were picking wars
    Also, Chile had the better navy (not to suprising when you look at the shape of Chile), which was the only thing that could keep supplies coming to the troops in such an inhospitable place

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It was a war for natural birdshit deposits, used as fertilizant for european agriculture. The chileans managed to take this peruvian ship intact and kept it as a war trophy.
    Behind Chile there was this british guy called North, an Elon Musk-like figure who made some mad profits.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Boliviafags folded inmediately, at least Peru fighted until the international community managed to drag Chile kicking and screaming from a bloody and sacked Lima.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >"Ok, Chile. You get to keep Iquique but, you have to ask Arica and Tacna if they want stay after 10 years, ok?"
    >"Seems fair"
    >*Actually keeps Arica like a bawss*
    Why are these guys such backstabbers?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      (1975)
      >Bolivia: "Yo, Peru, haha Daddy Pinochet says web can have Aric-"
      >Fuck off.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    soon

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