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My name is Megan Williams and I will be presenting the country,
today for my final presentation for Latin American History.
So initially I chose Argentina because of the environmental diversity in the country.
In the North,
in Argentina alone,
you have tropical climates,
whereas in the South you have frozen tundra.
And so as a person who loves to travel I thought this was very interesting and chose to pursue this country for the entire semester.
so as an overview for what will be covered in this presentation,
I will cover the introduction just to introduce you to the basic facts about Argentina and a little bit about the history.
And we will then go into 3 topics of focus,
race and ethnicity and urbanization.
And lastly I will conclude by speaking about what I learned from this country in the semester and the future of Argentina in respect to Latin America and the world.
Okay so first the introduction.
So Argentina is located in Southern South America bordering the South Atlantic ocean between Chile and Uruguay.
The population is just over 43 million and the capital is Buenos Aires,
which is the largest city in Argentina followed by Cordoba,
Rosario and Mendoza.
The official language that is spoken is Spanish and there are other languages spoken there such as Italian,
French and indigenous languages such as Quechua.
So there are...
there's one main religion in Argentina which is Roman Catholicism,
but there are other religions present there such as Protestantism,
Judaism and other religions.
The economy benefits from natural resources,
a highly literate population,
export-oriented agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base.
Just to tell you more about the independence and how,
Argentina was liberated from Spain...
the liberator was José Francisco de San Martín who was an Argentine general that led Argentina to independence on July 9th,
1816 from Spain.
Knowing that Peru would be his greatest threat,
due to a strong presence of Spanish royalists in the country,
he and his army trudged through the mountainous region of Chile to get independence from [indiscernible] Peru by sea to also gain independence for Peru as well.
At the same time,
San Martin achieved independence for Argentina because they would no longer have to worry about attacks from the North.
April 30, 2015 5:51 PM
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