Argentina Facts – Interesting Facts About Argentina
Facts on Argentina
Argentina is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
The public personality to sign a petition for justice in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack is Pope Francis.
Argentina is home to the largest European Descent population of any nation in Americas.
At the outbreak of World War II, Argentina proclaimed neutrality but in the closing phase declared war on the Axis powers on March 27, 1945.
It is a custom to have gnocchi on the 29th of every month. Gnocchi is a sort of potato dumplings.
The British overpowered Spanish military in Buenos Aires and attacked the Falkland Islands.
Juan Peron became the president in 1946, due to his popularity with the working class. Eva, his wife helps the poor by giving out money; she became a symbol of hope.
After Eva’s death in 1952, Juan Peron was forced out of office in 1955 as he tried to increase his powers.
In 1973, Peron was re-elected as president and his wife Isabel became the vice president.
Peron’s sudden death in 1974 meant Isabel became president, and the country’s economy slowly fell apart.