Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to
the tempestuous sea of liberty. — Thomas Jefferson

Jose Francia

(Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia)

1766–1840
Civilization: Hispanic — Paraguay
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Consul
Era:  South America

Ruled Paraguay as a dictator after its independence, and cut off most contact with outside influences.

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Francia, the Dictator of Paraguay  in  Historical Tales: Spanish American  by  Charles Morris