- Brazil's bloodiest conflicts, with the exception of the ruinous Paraguayan war of 1865-1870, have been internal affairs, pitting classes, regions and races against each other.
- The war was lost because of a shortage of munitions.
- The mayor is confident the war against crime will be won.
- The hope of a short war went glimmering.
- A series of provocations led up to the border war.
- The army was disbanded when the war came to an end.