Post-war and the 20th Century

The post war period went by with the occupation of invading forces and the beginning of the era called the constitutional period, with the enactment of the Constitution of 1870

In 1887, the two main national parties were founded: the Colorado and the Liberal, both ideologically liberal, which would face off as adversaries during all of subsequent history.

The history of the 20th century marks a first event:  the revolution of 1904, which signifies the beginning of the liberal dominance, as was the case during a long period of conflict in the politics of the country.

In 1922, a civil war developed between the two sides of liberalism.  In 1923, Dr. Eligio Ayala assumed the presidency; he was recognized as one of the best statesmen in Paraguay’s history.