Argentina: A Global Studies Handbook (Global Studies: Latin by Todd L. Edwards

By Todd L. Edwards

Argentina: a world reviews guide is a revealing examine South America's moment greatest kingdom, supplying an interdisciplinary advent to the country's economic system, historical past, geography, politics, govt, society, and culture.Argentina spans over 5 centuries of the nation's evolution—from the coming of the conquistadors over the years of revolution and independence, from the Peron period and the customarily tough post-Peron transitioning, to the amazing luck of present president N?stor Kirchner. The publication beneficial properties either narrative chapters at the country's historical past and tradition, and a reference part with alphabetically equipped entries on vital humans, locations, occasions, and extra. there is not any greater start line an research of Argentine society and tradition, its wealthy inventive traditions and risky politics, and the dramatic heritage that formed the kingdom because it is at the present time.

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Perón differed from the GOU in one very important aspect. Whereas the GOU began by assuming it could stop popular demands, Perón made urban workers his most significant political constituency. Following a nationalist and populist strategy, Perón promised workers the benefits they had long been denied. One of his standard political techniques was to encourage workers to strike, then come in and settle affairs in favor of the workers. While the working class loved the policies of Perón, one clear goal of Perón’s government was to remove labor’s ability to act autonomously.

Perón wanted to fix the economy as quickly as possible so he could return to his ambitious social program. Perón managed to get the Constitution of 1853 amended to allow his reelection; and in 1952, he was reelected with 67 percent of the vote. The Peronist party was officially founded. 42 A R G E N T I N A : A Global Studies Handbook One significant defeat for Perón was his attempt to nominate his wife, Eva, as the vice-presidential candidate; this the military flatly refused. The austerity program seemed to be working, and Perón and his economic team put together another five-year economic plan.

This was, in part, an effort to co-opt these groups of disaffected Argentines, as the real threat to the ruling oligarchy was seen to be organized labor. However, the Radicals seized the opportunity, shrewdly voicing concern for the working classes in an attempt to garner votes. As a result, Radical leader Hipólito Yrigoyen succeeded in winning the presidential elections in 1916. THE DECLINE OF THE LIBERAL ERA (1916–1930) Crisis hit Argentina in 1917–1919 as Argentine workers took to the streets and organized strikes.

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