Argentina is a Republic in South America. It's Capital is Buenos Aires, and it's second largest city is Córdoba.

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 ;).
Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina.

Yerba Mate is a tea-like drink that is popular in Argentina.

Goucho's are from Argentina
by Young Argentinean-American August 05, 2009
argentina is a beautiful big country.actually,its the 2 most largest.we have the best meat in the world because our land dosent have "bumps" such as hills or mountains so the cow's dont have 2 walk a lot, so there mausles dont get hard. we also have amazing horses, actually nikko ritter, an amazing horse back rider, his horse rocket is from here. we also stand out for our football team(u may know maradona:used 2 be the best player in the world or messi,that is brilliant)(actually, i went to southafrica, and the people asked me,were are u from?argentina.oh!!!!messi messi!!!!yes yes)also, our field hockey is pretty good, and luciana aymar is the best hockey player in the world.of course shes from argentina.we amazingly have all types of weather.we have jungle,glasiars,desserts, etc.
we have pretty bad ecconomics and goverment.the current president is cristina kirshner who has lost completly control of the country.
people say woman here are sluts,and that just makes me feel bad because thier talking about my country which i love and im proud off.juan peron has been a terrible president 2 and was really friends with hitler.and it really bothers me that at school they dont teach u all of the the kirchners are "guerilleros"
(here is how it goes on)(for examople ernesto "che" chegevara is a guerillero) they, dont want children 2 know the bad stuff they did.thank god (sorry if it bothers u that i mention god) my dad kept a book from that time and showed it to me,and know if think the complet opposite.
school here is from 1 grade (6 years normaly of age)up 2 7th grade(12-13).then,comes secondary, that would be 1st year (13-14) up 2 5th year(17-18)

i know pretty much of my country, i only lived here for 9 not a nerd, actually, im not doing,well, really good at school :P
(dont tell my parents!!haha)
if u come to argentina, eat milanesas and dulce de leche!!!go to freddo and i recomend the resourante "happening"(its a bit expensive but worth it)
of course,there are mcdonalds!!:)
wht would we do with out them
by pauhorseslov January 05, 2010
No we are not egocentric bitches that think we are so cool because we are of European descent. Argentina is the only not third world country of South America and are happy with our ways of life. Yes the meat is better and yes the girls are more BEAUTIFUL. The scenery is quite breathtaking since the country has a little bit of everything especially our world famous Pampas.
a kid that went to Argentina: Wow what a country!
by savetheplanet July 10, 2008
A South American country with the fastest growing economy, surprisingly devoid of wetbacks and with a reason to *be* arrogant; especially considering most of its hatred is begot by those easily offended by the probability of football/soccer match outcomes (pretty self-explanatory from that point forward.)

Argentina was fucked by the IMF due to first world country foreign investment INTERESTED in an Argentinian workforce due to the Castellanos' ability to elicit the only tangible, global and non-immigrated workload within the South American world. This is because of Argentina's being the only country capable of eliciting a tangible, global and non-immigrated workload within the South American world.

Argentina's emersed economy grew rapidly despite conflict withstood under military rule. As a permanent result, it has, does and will surpass all other South American countries in every aspect of the developing country spectrum whereas both South America and the global net economy is concerned.

While most Paraguyans tote an air of superiority, it is only the Argentinians who can boast their going above and beyond the traditionally thought of South American feudal standard.

Argentina is the only *not* third world South American country, most probably because of its not being infested with ancesterally butchered vengeful cavepeople whose nationality revolves around fútbol.
1) It is very difficult for Argentina not to have inherent pompousness when comparison is drawn between it and any of its neighbors.

2) I just watched the Argentinian Manu Ginobili *not* get a ridiculous amount of foul calls playing for an NBA salary that could probably purchase most Central and South American states.

3) The Gaucho laughed at the chavs boasting a "war" "won" in the Faulkland Islands/Malvinas as The War in Iraq really does look like Mission Accomplished by comparison (this is mainly due to said Gaucho's superior education in pretty much knowing that the chunk of rock Buenos Aires could pee on is inhabited by sheep and goatherders; outmatched a trillion times by the Argentine meat industry alone, and who not only share no allegiance to either England or Argentina, but were a blip on the radar before, during and after any conflict in that region emerged.)

4) Argentina is the only Latin American country that can happily accept its past, present and future.
by sux0r May 28, 2007
pretty cool country, beatiful girls; not the best country though. Home to the one of the most kick ass latins; che guevara.
Ernesto "che" Guevara lives on!
by MCSD March 16, 2005
A South American country with an extremely high ratio of slutty catholic schoolgirls who seem to be extremely welcoming of foreign dick (and local too, I guess)

Competent in sports, said to have arrogant natives, with an economy always "recovering amazingly from" or "sinking in" crisis, plenty of great beef, but that should always be remembered for the hotness and sluttynes of its women.
Argentina has soooo many hot women, they are pretty slutty too, in a good way.
by Zoone May 14, 2007
Argentina is the country with more almost-european population, argentinian people hates England...Many argentinos loves U.S.A, and many people doesn't :S...
I'm Argento, then i really love USA and i wanna be an Ilegal Inmigrant...or Legal??
anyway....Brazil it's inferior than us okay??and bolivia too!
Gabriel: Hey Man, I am an Argentinian Legal Inmigrant, i speak British English...
Gonzalo : Yo' Dude...I'm Argentinian too...but i had AMERICANIZED...I'll break ur face South Puto!!
Gabriel: (getting back to Argentina)
by G-Zee! May 03, 2010
Ok...This Is The Real Definition.

The Second Biggest Country In Latin to Brazil.
The Capital Is Buenos Aires.
90% of Americans and 10% of Hispanics and Spanish People Don't Know Where It is.
Even though the girls may seem like sluts and a lot of them are because this country is more open minded about sex and a lot of them are freaky because of european know where the nude beaches aree...It's My Opinion.
Most Of the People are Snobby I Guess,that's why I don't want to marry an argentine dude...cuz i don't like most of them.
90% Are Mostly Mestizos,Italian,and Spanish Decent

The Country is Now Ruined because Of It's Economic State.
We Have A Woman President that hasn't improved ish for argentina and makes women look stupid since she can't run the country and have some control.
The Woman President is Just like the Previous President...And She's The Previous President's Wife.
Which is having the same person run the country,but worse....and im not saying it because she's a's because she's weak-minded and has no sense of what she's doing.
I have to admit the only good thing about this country is it's vacation places,foodis the best in the world no doubt about it !!,My Family,and it's medicineUnlike the US,The Medicine can cure or relieve you when your feeling sick
Yes,Im from Argentina.
I still represent my country even though wanting to live there is like wanting to live in hell.
Dont Believe me,But Argentina is not the best place to live in.
by Lanii <3 June 24, 2009

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