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Argentina
Argentina
Flag of the Argentine Republic
Full Name República Argentina

(Argentine Republic)

Common Name Argentina
Motto "En unión y libertad"

("In Unity and Freedom")

Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino

(Argentine National Anthem)

Official Languages Spanish
Capital Buenos Aires
Government Structure Federal Presidential Republic (presently under a Nationalistic Military Junta under Manuel Carlés)
Head of State Manuel Carlés (1935 - )
Head of Government Manuel Carlés (1935 - )
Currency Argentine Peso Moneda Nacional
Established 9 July 1816

(Independence Declared)

Area (core territory) Around 2,791,810 km²

(claimed)

Population (core territory) Around 13 million

The Argentine Republic, more commonly known as Argentina, is a major South American nation, located in the southern part of that continent. It borders Chile to the West, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil to the North, and Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. To its south is the Patagonian Rebellion, although this territory is within its legal borders.

Argentina is still reeling from the recent forcible takeover of power by the far right Patriotic League. Years of economic trouble and political chaos have left the country in a dangerous and vulnerable position.

History

By the early 20th century, Argentina was enjoying one of the fastest growing economies, all based on it’s liberal Constitution, and the export of cold meat and cereals. Moreover, a nascent industry began taking hold. There were also developments within the political side of things. By 1914 the Universal Suffrage law was passed, and the people were now in control of the country’s destiny.

When the Weltkrieg began, Argentina strove to remain neutral, for it would not be good for her economy to side with either Great Britain, its main business partner, or Germany, its second business partner. By steering between the two, sanctions were brought down by the British, enforcing an embargo on trade with Germany. Argentina circumvented this by selling through third countries, but the sale profits were not the same.

By the last years of the Welkrieg, Great Britain, as strained for resources as it was, ordered its companies to exploit as much as possible to support the war effort. And so the British-owned companies in Argentina began squeezing the workers and resources for maximum profit. The workers, push much harder than before, began a series of protests, then riots, and finally an armed uprising.

Unable to fully contain the situation, the Argentine government went from bad to worse in their handling the situation. By the mid-20s, Argentina had lost control of Santa Cruz, Chubut, and Rio Negro Provinces to the newly formed Frente Obrero Patagonico, a syndicalist revolt arisen from overtaxed peasants and intellectualised immigrants

Three democratic governments failed to solve this issue, which then allowed for a coup led by Uriburu, a renownedly bloodthirsty General, who slaughtered thousands of people accused of harbouring sympathies for the FOP. However, this government did not last long, as Uriburu then died shortly after.

Then, the PAN won in a landslide, with Roca as President, and many senior Officers opted to diminish the operational focus given to the Patagonian Revolt. This lead to rising rumours of an imminent peace settlement with the FOP - infuriating the masses and the Army. The LPA made their move in the Christmas Coup in 1935, and now, as the new year begins, Argentina is a divided and weary nation that looks towards conquest and glory.

Politics

Political life in Argentina is currently in extreme upheaval. Prior to Christmas Eve, a coup took place by irregulars, led by Liga Patriotica’s Leader - Manuel Carlés, seizing power in Capital Federal and some other small points within the country. The situation is tense at best, and chaotic at worst - anything could happen to this newly attempted coup, as many provinces have yet to recognize the primacy of the new government. The impact of the Patagonian Uprising means that anti-syndicalists sentiments were on the rise even before the coup, and they just may burst soon in a violent fashion.

Military

The general status of the Argentine military is well provided for, and armed. Some issues come forth in the mid-tiers of command, where the hierarchy requires some deep restructuring. The navy, on the other hand, as supporters of Carlés and his associates in the LPA, are very much favoured by the new regime.

Army

The army, while well-equipped, has endured years of poor planning and several setbacks in its attempts to quell the Patagonian Uprising. More than just recovering its operational capabilities - crushing the Patagonians and restoring the morale of the Army as an institution will all be highly vital matters.

Navy

The Argentine Navy is well provided for and maintained, sporting a decently sized fleet, with two fully operational Battleships from the time of the South American Dreadnaught Race.

Air Force

Foreign Relations

The Argentine Republic has:

  • Friendly relations with Peru
  • Unfriendly Relations with Brazil

Economy

Argentina’s economy is well rounded all things considered, with a decent industrialisation process underway. Local companies such as SIAM and Volcán, export consumer goods to Latin-America and to Europe. YPF, the state-ran oil industry, is being set to provide a modest amount of oil for internal consumption and also for exports. Thanks to an impressive railroad system, the production from the inner provinces can reach out to the ports and export to its main partner, Germany. That is, until the newly attempted coup; now all foreign investors are eagerly and suspiciously watching.

Culture

A highly educated country, Argentina is at odds with itself. The more traditionalist groups under Carlés despise the previous government, and democracy itself, for their constant ineptitude in quelling the Patagonian Uprising. While the Revolutionaries gather south bidding their time for a future Argentine Commune, and many intellectuals and workers in the nation have varying degrees of sympathy for their cause

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