Argentina

16th century - Spanish colonisation of the River Plate coast and inland areas.

1776 - Spain establishes separate Viceroyalty of the River Plate.

1810 - Viceroy overthrown, launching the war of independence.

1816 - Independence declared, followed by decades of turmoil, attempted foreign intervention, and civil war between centralist and federalist forces.

1861 - State of Buenos Aires finally reintegrated with Argentine Confederation after Battle of Pavon to form a united country.

1880 - Start of decades of liberal economic and immigration policies that lead to rapid income and population growth and progressive education and social policies.

1908 - Argentina has seventh highest per capita income in the world.

1942 - Argentina, along with Chile, refuses to break diplomatic relations with Japan and Germany after the Japanese attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour.

1945 - Argentina declares war on Japan and Germany.

The Peron era

1946 - Juan Peron wins presidential election on a promise of higher wages and social security. His wife, Eva 'Evita' Peron is put in charge of labour relations.

1949 - A new constitution strengthens the power of the president. Congress passes legislation providing jail terms for anyone showing disrespect to the government. Regime opponents are imprisoned, independent newspapers are suppressed.

1951 - Peron is re-elected with a huge majority.

1952 - Evita dies of cancer. Peron's support begins to decline.

1955 September - Military coup succeeds after three days of fighting, during which thousands are killed. Peron resigns and goes into exile. The federal constitution of 1853, based on that of the United States, is restored.

1966 - General Juan Carlos Ongania seizes power after years of unstable civilian government.

The military seized power in 1976. The dictatorship of General Jorge Videla was characterised by the 'Dirty War' in which opponents were eliminated.



Stamps of Argentina
Stamps of Argentina
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Argentina, DOS (five) Centavos, Large coin 33 mm, bronze 1891, uncleaned, extremely fine
Argentina, DOS (five) Centavos, Large coin 33 mm, bronze 1891, uncleaned, extremely fine
£18.00
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Argentina Silver Coin, 10 Centavos, 1928, 20 mm, very fine
Argentina Silver Coin, 10 Centavos, 1928, 20 mm, very fine
£19.00
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Argentina 10 Centavos, silver, good details 1924
Argentina 10 Centavos, silver, good details 1924
£21.00
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Republica Argentina, DOS  Centavos, Large bronze coin 30 mm, 1889 very fine
Republica Argentina, DOS Centavos, Large bronze coin 30 mm, 1889 very fine
£38.00
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Argentina DOS Cetavos, 1889 very fine
Argentina DOS Cetavos, 1889 very fine
£49.00
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