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Francia

[ frahn-see-uh; Spanish frahn-syah ]
/ ˈfrɑn si ə; Spanish ˈfrɑn syɑ /
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Jo·sé Gas·par Ro·drí·guez de [haw-se gahs-pahr raw-three-ges the], /hɔˈsɛ gɑsˈpɑr rɔˈðri gɛs ðɛ/, "El Supremo", 1766–1840, Paraguayan political leader: dictator 1814–40.

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