History UsefulNotes / Argentina

26th Jul '17 7:58:23 AM Razor21792
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Later during the 19th Century and early 20th, there were at least two great waves of immigration, which made Argentina have one of the highest White populations in the continent. These immigrations were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Argentina mainly from Italy (contributing around 2.970.000 people) and Spain (contributing around 2.080.000 people]]). To this day the majority of the population recognizes at least one Italian ancestor. Jews are also an important part of the population, in fact Argentina has the biggest Jewish population in Latin America, and the 7th biggest in the world; some of them settled in the rural countrysides to become the "Gauchos judíos" (Jewish gauchos), while other went to Buenos Aires and made a living of business like estates or textiles (Buenos Aires neighborhoods like Flores and Once have a long history of Jewish presence). Argentina also contains a community of around 20,000 Welsh speakers, descended from colonists who were given permission to settle in Patagonia in the 1860s and largely stayed put, creating a "little Wales far from Wales". Many Germans (especially the Volga's Germans) also came to Argentina, settling in so different lands as the mountains in Bariloche, the Patagonian coasts of Chubut, the [[ThePampas Gauchesque grasslands in La Pampa]], the sun-bathed rivers of Entre Ríos, or the tropical hot jungles of Misiones; one of these German immigrants was Hermann Burmeister, a zoologist and paleontologist crucial in the study of South American fauna. A lot of people from Eastern Europe also immigrated to Argentina, from countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia; the majority of them settled in the north-eastern provinces like Misiones, Chaco or Entre Ríos, where the weather is hot and there are lots of rivers, estuaries and lagoons; one of its descendants is the much beloved folk musician "Chango" Spasiuk, born in Misiones and of Ukrainian grandparents. On the other side, people from the Arab countries, like from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Palestine, went to the north-western provinces like Salta, Tucuman or La Rioja, where the desert and the mountains lie; one of its descendants is the ex-president Carlos Saúl M*n*m.[[note]]You can't type or say his name, [[SpeakOfTheDevil in Argentina it is considered of very bad luck]].[[/note]] Immigration from Asian countries, like China and Korea, has increased since the '80s, and they started a fierce competition with Jewish enterpreneurs in textiles. However Japanese immigration started way before in the '10s, though they have been largely mixed with local population since then, so it is unnoticeable. Also, through centuries people from neighboring countries have migrated to Argentina, mainly from UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Paraguay}} and UsefulNotes/{{Peru}}, because Argentina have historically combined quite a few traits which made it one major country in terms of economy, technology, science and education in South America, and arguably the best in Human Development Index in all Latin America.

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Later during the 19th Century and early 20th, there were at least two great waves of immigration, which made Argentina have one of the highest White populations in the continent. These immigrations were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Argentina mainly from Italy (contributing around 2.970.000 people) and Spain (contributing around 2.080.000 people]]). To this day the majority of the population recognizes at least one Italian ancestor. Irish emigrants also settled in Argentina in waves throughout the 19th Century, and today, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Argentine Argentina has the fifth largest Irish community in the world]]. Jews are also an important part of the population, in fact Argentina has the biggest Jewish population in Latin America, and the 7th biggest in the world; some of them settled in the rural countrysides to become the "Gauchos judíos" (Jewish gauchos), while other went to Buenos Aires and made a living of business like estates or textiles (Buenos Aires neighborhoods like Flores and Once have a long history of Jewish presence). Argentina also contains a community of around 20,000 Welsh speakers, descended from colonists who were given permission to settle in Patagonia in the 1860s and largely stayed put, creating a "little Wales far from Wales". Many Germans (especially the Volga's Germans) also came to Argentina, settling in so different lands as the mountains in Bariloche, the Patagonian coasts of Chubut, the [[ThePampas Gauchesque grasslands in La Pampa]], the sun-bathed rivers of Entre Ríos, or the tropical hot jungles of Misiones; one of these German immigrants was Hermann Burmeister, a zoologist and paleontologist crucial in the study of South American fauna. A lot of people from Eastern Europe also immigrated to Argentina, from countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia; the majority of them settled in the north-eastern provinces like Misiones, Chaco or Entre Ríos, where the weather is hot and there are lots of rivers, estuaries and lagoons; one of its descendants is the much beloved folk musician "Chango" Spasiuk, born in Misiones and of Ukrainian grandparents. On the other side, people from the Arab countries, like from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Palestine, went to the north-western provinces like Salta, Tucuman or La Rioja, where the desert and the mountains lie; one of its descendants is the ex-president Carlos Saúl M*n*m.[[note]]You can't type or say his name, [[SpeakOfTheDevil in Argentina it is considered of very bad luck]].[[/note]] Immigration from Asian countries, like China and Korea, has increased since the '80s, and they started a fierce competition with Jewish enterpreneurs in textiles. However Japanese immigration started way before in the '10s, though they have been largely mixed with local population since then, so it is unnoticeable. Also, through centuries people from neighboring countries have migrated to Argentina, mainly from UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Paraguay}} and UsefulNotes/{{Peru}}, because Argentina have historically combined quite a few traits which made it one major country in terms of economy, technology, science and education in South America, and arguably the best in Human Development Index in all Latin America.
17th Jun '17 10:25:37 AM nombretomado
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The country has also produced a five-time F1 champion, the late Juan Manuel Fangio, known as "El Maestro". Manu Ginóbili is currently in the twilight of a very successful basketball career, both in the NBA and with the national team, while in tennis the so called "Legion" has been consistently within the ATP Top 50 for more than a decade (Juan Martín del Potro and David Nalbandian being the most notable examples) with Guillermo Vilas' tour-de-force "pioneering" career during the late [[TheSeventies seventies]] and early [[TheEighties eighties]]. Argentina is also home of boxing legends like Carlos Monzón, Ringo Bonavena and Horacio Accavallo. It is also a Female Hockey world power, with ''las Leonas'' winning olympic medals and world championships. Also, the national [[RugbyUnion rugby]] team, nicknamed ''los Pumas'', made it to the elite of world rugby, achieving the right to contest The Rugby Championship[[note]]Formerly the Tri Nations Series[[/note]] alongside UsefulNotes/NewZealand, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica.

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The country has also produced a five-time F1 champion, the late Juan Manuel Fangio, known as "El Maestro". Manu Ginóbili is currently in the twilight of a very successful basketball career, both in the NBA and with the national team, while in tennis the so called "Legion" has been consistently within the ATP Top 50 for more than a decade (Juan Martín del Potro and David Nalbandian being the most notable examples) with Guillermo Vilas' tour-de-force "pioneering" career during the late [[TheSeventies seventies]] and early [[TheEighties eighties]]. Argentina is also home of boxing legends like Carlos Monzón, Ringo Bonavena and Horacio Accavallo. It is also a Female Hockey world power, with ''las Leonas'' winning olympic medals and world championships. Also, the national [[RugbyUnion [[UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion rugby]] team, nicknamed ''los Pumas'', made it to the elite of world rugby, achieving the right to contest The Rugby Championship[[note]]Formerly the Tri Nations Series[[/note]] alongside UsefulNotes/NewZealand, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica.
11th Jun '17 1:11:55 PM nombretomado
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Argentina is also very well-known in the sporting arena, in [[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 2016, the best player in the world is Argentine too: Lionel Andrés Messi (though Portuguese fans will beg to differ, insisting on their star Cristiano Ronaldo). 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 [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] winning [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/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 2016, the best player in the world is Argentine too: Lionel Andrés Messi (though Portuguese fans will beg to differ, insisting on their star Cristiano Ronaldo). 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.
19th Jan '17 9:11:57 AM 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 ''ComicBook/{{Mafalda}}'' and Oesterheld's ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/{{Mafalda}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'' and Oesterheld's ''ComicBook/ElEternauta'' are easily the most influential to come out of the country.
23rd Oct '16 9:43:44 AM Jhonny
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Argentina has a wide range of ecosystems and biomes, ranging from deserts to mountains, forests, jungles and glaciers (as exemplified by National Parks like "Nahuel Huapi", "Los Glaciares", "Iguazú" and "Perito Moreno" among several others). Argentina has the tallest mountain in all the continent, the Aconcagua with 6959 m[[note]]sorta like 22387 ft[[/note]]. At the same time, Argentina is also home to lowest depression in all the continent, which is Laguna del Carbón with 105 m below sea level,[[note]]344 ft below sea level[[/note]] also the lowest depression outside the eastern hemisphere. Its northern boundaries have the hot tropical weather of Bolivia and Brazil, giving (in the jungles to the east) nest to fauna like monkeys, tapirs and jaguars; while on the west the desert-like mountains are habitat of pumas, llamas and condors. Meanwhile, in its southern lands (more than 5000 km south) the ice-cold temperature that anticipates the Antarctica is the habitat (in the western mountains) of foxes, deers and maras; while in the Atlantic coast there are penguins, whales and sea lions.

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Argentina has a wide range of ecosystems and biomes, ranging from deserts to mountains, forests, jungles and glaciers (as exemplified by National Parks like "Nahuel Huapi", "Los Glaciares", "Iguazú" and "Perito Moreno" among several others). Argentina has the tallest mountain in all the continent, the Aconcagua with 6959 m[[note]]sorta like 22387 ft[[/note]]. At the same time, Argentina is also home to lowest depression in all the continent, which is Laguna del Carbón with 105 m below sea level,[[note]]344 ft below sea level[[/note]] also the lowest depression outside the eastern hemisphere. Its northern boundaries have the hot tropical weather of Bolivia and Brazil, giving (in the jungles to the east) nest to fauna like monkeys, tapirs and jaguars; while on the west the desert-like mountains are habitat of pumas, llamas and condors. Meanwhile, in its southern lands (more than 5000 km south) the ice-cold temperature that anticipates the Antarctica is the habitat (in the western mountains) of foxes, deers deer and maras; while in the Atlantic coast there are penguins, whales and sea lions.
17th Oct '16 5:28:13 AM KYCubbie
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Argentina is also very well-known in the sporting arena, in [[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.

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Argentina is also very well-known in the sporting arena, in [[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, 2016, the best player in the world is Argentine too: Lionel Andrés Messi.Messi (though Portuguese fans will beg to differ, insisting on their star Cristiano Ronaldo). 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.
14th Oct '16 12:36:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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And just for you to know, this is not the only place where [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] escaped to after WWII, and its far more exaggerated in the media than what it actually occurred. Also, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Villa Gesell]] [[TheyJustDidntCare has no mountains]]. It's a seaside city in the east of Buenos Aires, while the big mountains are located in the west of the country, in the Andes range.

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And just for you to know, this is not the only place where [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] escaped to after WWII, and its far more exaggerated in the media than what it actually occurred. Also, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Villa Gesell]] [[TheyJustDidntCare has no mountains]].mountains. It's a seaside city in the east of Buenos Aires, while the big mountains are located in the west of the country, in the Andes range.
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
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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...
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