History UsefulNotes / Argentina

10th Jan '16 4:57:21 PM phoenix
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Argentina is also very well-known in the sporting arena, in [[TheBeautifulGame football]] winning [[TheWorldCup the World Cup]] twice and the Copa América fourteen times. The most famous Argentine footballer is Diego Maradona, most notorious for "The Hand of God" — a goal that was very clearly a handball. As of 2013, the best player in the world is Argentine too: Lionel Andrés Messi. Argentine clubs are the biggest proof of the country's power in the world of football: Independiente is the biggest winner of the Copa Libertadores, having won it 7 times. Together with Estudiantes de La Plata (which are Argentine too), they are the only clubs that won the right to keep the original trophy and not replicas, as they won at least 3 times consecutively. Also Independiente is the biggest winner of the Supercopa along with the Brazilian club Cruzeiro, having both won the cup 2 times. The first edition of this cup was won by Racing Club, another Argentine club. And in the first edition of the Copa Sudamericana was San Lorenzo de Almagro, just another proof of Argentina's power in football. When pitted against their European counterparts, Argentine clubs are among the best: in the Intercontinental they defeated Manchester at Old Trafford, Juventus in the Stadio Olimpico, Borussia Möndengladbach in Germany, Liverpool in Japan... the list goes on and on. In fact Argentine clubs are tied with Italian and Brazilian clubs having been crowned 9 times as the best in the world. Boca Juniors from Argentina, with 18 international cups[[note]]though many in Argentina question the value of 2 of its cups calling them "copas de leche" (milk cups): "Copa Master" and "Copa Nicolás Leoz"[[/note]] is tied with AC Milan as the club with the most international cups won in the world. And to round things off, when you add the number of international cups won by all the clubs from Argentina, you get the total number of 63. And you guessed right. It is the country with the most international cups in clubs, with Italy in 2nd place with 50 and Brazil in 3rd place with 49. That's a true testament of Argentina's football tradition.
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Argentina is also very well-known in the sporting arena, in [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] winning [[TheWorldCup the World Cup]] twice and the Copa América fourteen times. The most famous Argentine footballer is Diego Maradona, most notorious for "The Hand of God" — a goal that was very clearly a handball. As of 2013, the best player in the world is Argentine too: Lionel Andrés Messi. Argentine clubs are the biggest proof of the country's power in the world of football: Independiente is the biggest winner of the Copa Libertadores, having won it 7 times. Together with Estudiantes de La Plata (which are Argentine too), they are the only clubs that won the right to keep the original trophy and not replicas, as they won at least 3 times consecutively. Also Independiente is the biggest winner of the Supercopa along with the Brazilian club Cruzeiro, having both won the cup 2 times. The first edition of this cup was won by Racing Club, another Argentine club. And in the first edition of the Copa Sudamericana was San Lorenzo de Almagro, just another proof of Argentina's power in football. When pitted against their European counterparts, Argentine clubs are among the best: in the Intercontinental they defeated Manchester at Old Trafford, Juventus in the Stadio Olimpico, Borussia Möndengladbach in Germany, Liverpool in Japan... the list goes on and on. In fact Argentine clubs are tied with Italian and Brazilian clubs having been crowned 9 times as the best in the world. Boca Juniors from Argentina, with 18 international cups[[note]]though many in Argentina question the value of 2 of its cups calling them "copas de leche" (milk cups): "Copa Master" and "Copa Nicolás Leoz"[[/note]] is tied with AC Milan as the club with the most international cups won in the world. And to round things off, when you add the number of international cups won by all the clubs from Argentina, you get the total number of 63. And you guessed right. It is the country with the most international cups in clubs, with Italy in 2nd place with 50 and Brazil in 3rd place with 49. That's a true testament of Argentina's football tradition.
10th Jan '16 12:32:55 AM Jeropa
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the current President, Mauricio Macri, belongs to the coalition Cambiemos (Let's change) and promises to open the country to foreign markets
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the The current President, Mauricio Macri, belongs to the coalition Cambiemos (Let's change) and promises to open the country to foreign markets markets.
9th Jan '16 11:56:37 PM Jeropa
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At the national level, the current President, Cristina Elizabeth Fernández de Kirchner, is Argentina's second female President (although the first one elected as such) and directly succeeded her (now late) husband. She was reelected with an overwhelming majority of the votes.
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At the national level, the current President, Cristina Elizabeth Fernández de Kirchner, is Argentina's second female President (although Mauricio Macri, belongs to the first one elected as such) coalition Cambiemos (Let's change) and directly succeeded her (now late) husband. She was reelected with an overwhelming majority of promises to open the votes. country to foreign markets

Military-wise, the country had a long history being one of the strongest and technologically advanced armies in Latin America, however this all changed after the [[UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar 1982 war over what the Argentines call Islas Malvinas]] (while The British call them the Falkland Islands). The loss of the war put an end to the last desperate attempt by the military junta, that had seized power after Perón's death, to stay in power. This final blow helped reestablish democracy the next year... which still has never assuaged the Argentinians' feelings of humiliation about the loss. It is worth noting however that the Falklands dispute is very much the exception to the rule; for most of Argentina's history since independence, Argentina was one of the most friendly South American countries with Britain. After the war Argentina stopped supporting its Armed Forces, to the point that has currently one of the lowest military expenditures, and strongly promotes a peace policy.
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Military-wise, the country had a long history being one of the strongest and technologically advanced armies in Latin America, however this all changed after the [[UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar 1982 war over what the Argentines call Islas Malvinas]] (while The British call them the Falkland Islands). The loss of the war put an end to the last desperate attempt by the military junta, that had seized power after Perón's death, to stay in power. This final blow helped reestablish democracy the next year... which still has never assuaged the Argentinians' feelings of humiliation about the loss. It is worth noting however that the Falklands dispute is very much the exception to the rule; for most of Argentina's history since independence, Argentina was one of the most historically had a rather friendly South American countries relation with Britain.Great Britain, being an important trading partner, until in the 30s a new generation of intellectuals began criticizing it's role in the economy as imperialistic, With the massacre of rural workers on british owned land in the patagonia (and under pressure of the british government) as evidence . After the war Argentina stopped supporting its Armed Forces, to the point that has currently one of the lowest military expenditures, and strongly promotes a peace policy.

But if we are talking about Argentina's music, its most telling is''ROCK NACIONAL''![[note]]national rock, in the sense of "from Argentina" country-wise speaking, not politically... not that Argentine rock doesn't sing about politics, it even defied the last military dictatorship's yoke, but we will get on that later.[[/note]] With a history spanning decades, Argentine rock (or ''rock nacional'', as it is called inside the country) was one of the first not being sung in English language, a complete novelty at that moment with uncertain results, and it became the first non English language form of rock to be comercially sucessful, having revolutionized the hell of Latin America countries music with the Argentine invasion in the '80s. Some rock historians place Argentine rock in 3rd place after American and British rock, for the mark it left in the history of world's music changing it all in all the countries in the continent, even giving birth in some of that countries to their local form of rock. There are so many Argentine rock bands that rocked the hell out, that it is impossible to not forget one: Soda Stereo, Rata Blanca, Los Gatos, Almendra, Vox Dei, Sui Generis, Aquelarre, Los Abuelos de la Nada, Seru Giran, Virus, Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota, Riff, V8, Almafuerte, Los Enanitos Verdes, Sumo, Divididos, Las Pelotas, Ataque 77, Flema, Dos Minutos, Embajada Boliviana, Fun People, El Otro Yo, Babasonicos, Los Piojos, Los Ratones Paranoicos, La Renga, Las Pastillas del Abuelo, Bersuit Bergarabat, Catupecu Machu, Arbol...
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But if we are talking about Argentina's music, its most telling is''ROCK is ''ROCK NACIONAL''![[note]]national rock, in the sense of "from Argentina" country-wise speaking, not politically... not that Argentine rock doesn't sing about politics, it even defied the last military dictatorship's yoke, but we will get on that later.[[/note]] With a history spanning decades, Argentine rock (or ''rock nacional'', as it is called inside the country) was one of the first not being sung in English language, a complete novelty at that moment with uncertain results, and it became the first non English language form of rock to be comercially sucessful, having revolutionized the hell of Latin America countries music with the Argentine invasion in the '80s. Some rock historians place Argentine rock in 3rd place after American and British rock, for the mark it left in the history of world's music changing it all in all the countries in the continent, even giving birth in some of that countries to their local form of rock. There are so many Argentine rock bands that rocked the hell out, that it is impossible to not forget one: Soda Stereo, Rata Blanca, Los Gatos, Almendra, Vox Dei, Sui Generis, Aquelarre, Los Abuelos de la Nada, Seru Giran, Virus, Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota, Riff, V8, Almafuerte, Los Enanitos Verdes, Sumo, Divididos, Las Pelotas, Ataque 77, Flema, Dos Minutos, Embajada Boliviana, Fun People, El Otro Yo, Babasonicos, Los Piojos, Los Ratones Paranoicos, La Renga, Las Pastillas del Abuelo, Bersuit Bergarabat, Catupecu Machu, Arbol...
1st Jan '16 1:41:16 AM jormis29
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24th Nov '15 5:43:31 PM MarkLungo
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18th Sep '15 3:28:47 PM StFan
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Argentina's Great Writer is generally agreed to be Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, one of the best and most influential practitioners of the MindScrew. Not to mention that most of Argentina's ''other'' great writers were also good friends of his. Among these were Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ernesto Sabato (some of his conversations with Borges were put together and published in 1976), Silvina Ocampo, and though not a friend of his, Creator/JulioCortazar, author of the postmodern ''Literature/{{Hopscotch}}'', has stated that Borges was a source of inspiration for his stories, most of which brimming with MagicRealism. In regards to ComicBooks, Quino's ''{{Mafalda}}'' and Oesterheld's ''ElEternauta'' are easily the most influential to come out of the country.
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Argentina's Great Writer is generally agreed to be Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, one of the best and most influential practitioners of the MindScrew. Not to mention that most of Argentina's ''other'' great writers were also good friends of his. Among these were Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ernesto Sabato (some of his conversations with Borges were put together and published in 1976), Silvina Ocampo, and though not a friend of his, Creator/JulioCortazar, author of the postmodern ''Literature/{{Hopscotch}}'', has stated that Borges was a source of inspiration for his stories, most of which brimming with MagicRealism. In regards to ComicBooks, Quino's ''{{Mafalda}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Mafalda}}'' and Oesterheld's ''ElEternauta'' ''ComicBook/ElEternauta'' are easily the most influential to come out of the country.
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