When the colonizers came to the South
In 1502, there was the first encounter of the Spaniards with the lands
which would later become the Argentine territory. Twenty five years
later, the first Spanish settlement took place, which was finally dismantled
by the Indians. From then on, there was a succession of different "governors"
and settlements, all of them under the rule of the Spanish royalty.
Argentina before becaming
In 1776, theVirreinato del Río de la Plata was
created, and thanks to the port of Buenos Aires, from which leather,
tallow and wool were exported, economic activities centered in Buenos Aires.
From then on, the city became an attractive target for the great European
powers, such as England and France.
The formation of the
After the crisis which the Napoleonic invasion provoked in Spain, a revolutionary
wave shattered the order of the colony which was still ruled by the Virreinato
del Río de la Plata (Viceroyalty of Plata River). This culminated
in the establishment of a new and independent State which was named
Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata (United Provinces
of Plata River). Modernization
This stage was characterized by the appearance of the first democratic
governments. However, several coups d'état marked the fate of the
country. In 1983 democracy could be recovered and today it is still in force.