FanPost

Sunday OT: Argentina vs Germany

Argentina Listeni/ˌɑrənˈtnə/, officially the Argentine Republic[A](Spanish: República Argentina [reˈpuβlika aɾxenˈtina]) is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Covering most of the Southern Cone, it is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north; Brazil to the northeast; Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east; Chile to the west and the Drake Passage to the south.

With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi),[B]Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and the second largest in Latin America. Argentina's population of over 41 million citizens (2013 estimate)[4] constitutes the world's fourth largestSpanish-speaking nation. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

A historical and current middle power[10][11] and a prominent Latin American[12][13][14][15][16][17] and Southern Cone[18][19][20] regional power, Argentina is one of the G-15 and G-20 major economiesand Latin America's third-largest. It is also a founding member of the United Nations, WBG, WTO, Mercosur, UNASUR, CELAC andOEI. Because of its stability, market size and increasing share of the high-tech sector,[21] Argentina is classed by investors as amiddle emerging economy with a "very high" rating on the Human Development Index.[7]

The earliest recorded human presence in the area now known as Argentina is dated from the Paleolithic period.[22] The Spanishcolonization began in 1512.[23] Argentina rose as the successor state of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata,[24][25][26] a Spanish overseas colony founded in 1776. The declaration and fight for independence (1810–1818) was followed by an extended civil warthat lasted until 1861, which ended with the country's reorganization as a federation of provinces with Buenos Aires as its capital city. From then on—while massive European immigration waves radically reshaped its cultural and demographic outlook—Argentina enjoyed an historically almost-unparalleled increase in prosperity: by the early 20th century it already ranked as the seventh wealthiest[27] developed nation[28] in the world. After 1930, however, and despite remaining among the fifteen richest countries until mid-century,[27] it descended into political instability and suffered periodic economic crisis that sank it back into underdevelopment.[29]


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker