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Government Resources and International Information: Argentina


About Argentina

In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. Source: World Factbook 

Argentina: Communications, Journalism, Media and Internet

Argentina: Economy, Business, Cryptocurrency, Labor, Banking, Industry and Trade

Argentina: Education, Literacy and Libraries

Argentina: Environment, Climate, Geology, Energy, Animals and Natural Disasters

Argentina: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

Argentina: General Information, Maps and Statistics

Argentina: Health, Disability, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness

Argentina: History, Anthropology and Geography

Argentina: Housing and Construction

Argentina: International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

Argentina: Judicial System, Courts and Law

Argentina: Military, Defense, Security, Veterans, Intelligence and Terrorism

Argentina: Population, Census, Immigration, Refugees and Migration

Argentina: Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Crime

Argentina: Transportation and Infrastructure