Paulist-Argentine War
Part of Cold War
Date 30 October 1955 - 04 February 1958
Place South America
  • San Paulo Victory
  • Emergence of San Paulo as a regional superpower
Territorial changes Argentina split on two countries: The Argentine Confederation and Patagonia.
Flagsaopaulov2update San Paulo
Boliviaparaguayanrepublicflag Chaco Republic
Flag of Argentina (alternative) Partido Justicialista
Supported by:

Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union

Flag of Argentina (alternative) Argentina
Supported by:

US flag with 50 stars by Hellerick United States

Commanders and leaders
Flagsaopaulov2update Luis Carlos Prestes

Flag of Argentina (alternative) Juan Domingo Perón

Flag of Argentina (alternative) Eduardo Lonardi

Flag of Argentina (alternative) Pedro Aramburu

424,790 Paulist soldiers

153,486 Guaranian soldiers
9523 Argentine rebels

394,143 soldiers
Casualties and losses
97,980 soldiers dead

5312 civilians

101,896 soldiers dead

8177 civilians

 The Paulist-Argentine War was one of the greatest conflicts in South America between the two major regional powers (San Paulo and Argentina).

The war is also known in San Paulo as the Guerra Sangrenta (Bloody War) and Argentina as Guerra Paulista (Paulist War).


After conflicts of World War II, the world saw the emergence of three world superpowers (San Paulo, United States and Soviet Union). In South America, the country that could bar the superpower status of San Paulo it was Argentina and Brazil.

Proletarian Dictatorship in San Paulo and Military Dictatorship in Argentina

Luiz carlos prestes

Luis Carlos Prestes.

In Sao Paulo there was the newly placed socialist regime, with the communist Luis Carlos Prestes as secretary-general. (See also: Workers' Revolution of 1953).

In September 1955, in Argentina, there was the Liberating Revolution that overthrew the Peronist government. (See also: Revolución Libertadora).

Lonardi 2

Eduardo Lonardi.

Juan Domingo Peron

Juan Domingos Perón.

The war tensions in South America between the two regional powers it was high, especially the two ideologies between the countries are widely opposed.


Pedro Aramburu.


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