Spain and Portugal sign a treaty on South America (38 words)

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Spain and Portugal sign a treaty about their South American colonies. They arrange to exchange colonies in Paraguay and San Sacramento. This leads to a war in Paraguay lasting six years, and the treaty is finally abrogated in 1761.

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Editors. "Spain and Portugal sign a treaty on South America". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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