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Guerra Grande (1843-1856)

Fishburn and Hughes: The 'great war' which took place between the two main opposing parties of Uruguay, the Blancos, led by Oribe and backed by Rosas, and the Colorado forces of Rivera, lieutenant of Artigas, supported by the Argentine Unitarians. CF 375: The second phase of the war, from 1843 to 1851, was known as the Great Siege and consisted mainly of the Blancos' siege of Montevideo, which thereby earned the epithet 'New Troy'. The Elderly Lady