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Enough of this foolishness. We need to decide to vote, or not to vote for the man, either one, on their merits, or lack thereof. This useless mudslinging is already getting very old. This last was not addressed to Grover.
The War of the Pacific, sometimes called the Saltpeter War in reference to its original cause, was fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru from 1879 to 1883, leaving Bolivia as a landlocked country. The War of the Pacific grew out of a dispute between Chile and Bolivia over control of part of the Atacama desert. This eventually led to diplomatic crisis and war which revealed Peru's secret alliance with Bolivia.
The very dry climate of the area had permitted the accumulation and preservation over thousands of years of huge quantities of bird droppings (guano) which contained high-quality nitrate and saltpeter.
The discovery during the 1840s of the value of guano as fertilizer and of saltpeter as a key ingredient in explosives made the area strategically valuable; Bolivia, Chile and Peru had suddenly found themselves sitting on the largest reserves of a resource that the world needed for economic and military expansion.
Actually when I see his seagull I remember a full dress inspection on the fantail of the ship I was stationed on that was cut short by the passage of a flock of seagulls.