War of Canudos (1897) the annihilation of an independent village that cared for its people when the State refused to en.wikipedia.org

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The War of Canudos (1895–1898) was a conflict between the state of Brazil and a group of some 30,000 settlers who had founded their own community in the Northeastern state of Bahia, named Canudos. After a number of unsuccessful attempts at military suppression, it came to a brutal end in October 1897, when a large Brazilian army force overran the village and killed nearly all the inhabitants. This was the deadliest civil war in Brazilian history (...)

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