the truth is I never left you,
all through my wild days,
my mad existance,
I kept my promise-
don't keep your distance..."
-From Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical, "Evita".
A country that shouldn't cry for Eva Peron (despite that the historical Eva never said that).
The Argentina flag.
la argentinas son las mas lindas del mundo!!
alvear palace - french architecture in argentina
Received millions of European immigrants in the 18th and 19th century, it is said that over 90% of the Argentine population today is of foreign background - mainly from Spain, Italy, and France.
Argentina has the 7th largest Jewish population in the world, and the largest in latin america.
Beginning in 1865, foreigners from Wales, UK made a settlement in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is still there today and the people there still speak Welsh. Apart from Welsh people's, Argentina is home to Germans, French, Dutch, and Polish people. Spanish, Italian, and French descendants make most of the population. 6% of Argentines have Indigenous backgrounds, mostly compromised from the Salta and Jujuy region in Argentina bordering Bolivia and Paraguay.
Argentina is Home of the best sports in the world.
Some of the achievements include:
-Winning Gold Medal in basketball in Athens 2004, and Bronze in 2008.
-Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) won the US Open in Tennis in 2009, defeating Swiss Roger Federer
-Angel Cabrera won the Master's Tournament 2009 in Golf over Tiger Woods
-The Argentine national Rugby team finished 3rd in the World Rugby Championships in 2007 and was invited to join the Tri-Nations union of rugbyin 2009, the most prestigious rugby union formed by Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
-The Argentine soccer team is a perennial power, having won the world cup in 1978 and 1986, losing in the 1990 final and advancing deep in tournaments at every international level. Argentina has won the most U-20 FIFA World Cups, having won in 1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2007.
-Las Leonas, the Argentine women's Field Hockey team, is among the best in the world having won Gold in the 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007 Panameric Games. They have also won Bronze in the past 3 Olympic games and have won the World Field Hockey Champions Trophy in 2008 and 2009, finishing third in 2007. Argentine Luciana Aymar is the only person in the history to win FIH Player of the Year award 5 times. Currently, Argentina is ranked 2nd in the world (September 2009).
Most, if not all, southern countries wish to be like Argentina, including Brazilians who are envious of Argentines in every single way. This has led to Argentines being some of the most conceited and egocentric people in the world.
Traveler's Digest ranked Buenos Aires, Argentina #3 in the world for Most Beautiful Women, only behind Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
"I know dude, I wish I was from Argentina"
The Argentinean population is of European descent: Italian, Spanish, German, French, etc. We don't pretend to be europeans. Although because of the european ancestry (btw not common in the rest of Latin America), we feel closer to the european culture than to the latin american one. at lest thats how i feel.
And yes, there are arrogant people and cheaters, just like everywhere else, but not everybody's like that.(and i bet the one who said we cheat at football is english)
Argentina gained its independence from Spain in 1816, thanks to General Jose de San Martin. Until the 1920's, Argentina was a very rich nation with a giant immigrant population consisting of Italians, Jews, Syrians, Lebanese, Germans, Croats, Spaniards, Swedes, Danes, and countless other people. Unfortunately in the 1930's, the economy soured and the nation eventually became a dictatorship. In the 1940's, Dictator Juan Peron was a good friend of Adolf Hitler, and Mussolini. Even though they didn't ally with the Axis, they tended to side with it. After the fall of the Axis, Argentina was under a peronist (simular fascist) dictatorship. In the 1970's, the Argentine government led the dirty war. Under which, tens of thousands of people who possessed marxist ideas, or anti fascist literature were kidnapped and tortured to death. Some, like my uncle, survived, but about 30,000 people died under this. Often undernoted, about 40% of the victims were Jews,. After a war with Britain over the Falkland Islands (which both sides still claim), Argentina's dictatorship was seen as weak, and eventually crumbled in the 1980's. The 1st elected president, Raul Alfonsin lead argentina into a better direction. Raul Alfonsin recently died of lung cancer (1927-2009). Soon after his reign though, Argentina has gone through a reccession, leading to hyper inflation. However this ended in the early 2000's and since then, the economy has been on an uphill trend.
Argentina has a very advanced economy compared to most of its neighbors, and its main exports to the world are oranges, beef, soy, animal meal, technology, and automobiles. Even though Argentina's economy is currently better off, in the early 2000's, and the 1990's, the economy was in ruins due largely to IBM, and great bouts of corruption.
Argentina has a very high literacy rate compared to the majority of the world at about 97%. This can be an explanation why the economy and HDI are better than most other nations in the area.
Surprisingly, unlike most other Spanish Speaking nations in the region, Argentina's population is mostly European. Especially of Spanish and Italian ancestry, even though German, Jewish, Croatian and Syriac ancestry is common as well.
The Population is mostly Catholic, even though there are also relatively large Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim populations throughout the nation as well.
Argentina is currently a member of Mercosur.
Argentina is a model for other South American nations to follow, with it's democracy, healthy economy, and many other reasons. + The women are pretty hot ;).
Yerba Mate is a tea-like drink that is popular in Argentina.
Goucho's are from Argentina
the country with the best bbq and meat, really hot chiks and where ppl is actually warm and nice.
has great soccer and sprtsmen, lots of places to visit and you can find the most bizar things u could imagine.
non-argentinean: ohh, che guevara, maradona!
argentina: ya, the fuckin fat drug adict maradona..