The Guano Era describes a period of peace and prosperity in Peru during the Nineteenth Century, under the leadership of Ramon Castilla. What does the word Guano actually refer to however?

Answer: Guano is seabird excrement. This excrement is an excellent fertilizer and as a result, was exported all across the world. These exports contributed much to the material success of Peru during this era.

Source: More Precious Than Gold by Dave Hollett

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