Argentina (Modern World Nations) by Richard A Crooker

By Richard A Crooker

Describes the background, geography, executive, financial system, humans, and tradition of Argentina.

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S. movies. S. video stores. LITERATURE During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, many Spanish publishers moved to Buenos Aires to escape the fighting. Several remained in Argentina after the war ended. In fact, for many years Buenos Aires surpassed Madrid and Barcelona in the number of books published. Much early Argentine literature focused on the gaucho. In particular, the 1870s and 1880s produced prose and poetry that evoke the life and times of this rugged and romanticized figure. For example, the poem “Fausto” by Estanisláo del Campo (1834–1880) is a gaucho version of the Faust legend in which a man sells his soul.

Although most other nations of the Western Hemisphere sided with the Allies, the Argentine government declared itself neutral. It was not until 1945, at the end of the war, that Argentina declared war on the Axis powers. JUAN DOMINGO PERÓN Juan Domingo Perón, an army colonel, rose to power after the Argentine military overthrew the government in 1943. The military leaders appointed Perón secretary of labor and social welfare. He won the support of the working people by increasing pay, pensions, and other benefits.

It was here that he conceived his plan to march his army across the Andes and free Chile and Peru from Spanish rule. In 1817, after defeating the Spanish in most of Argentina, San Martín led his army into central Chile, where he surprised and routed the Spaniards. He then joined forces with Chilean army rebels and advanced northward to capture Lima. 39 40 Argentina Eventually his troops helped Símon Bolívar, the great Venezuelan general, gain victory over the Spanish in Ecuador. Unfortunately, San Martín did not return to Argentina.

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