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History of Argentina

Spaniards conquered Argentina in the 16th century. In this section, we will tell you all about Argentina´s history both before and after the colonization.
Argentinian history is very interesting. Like many countries in South America, Argentina was conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century. This colonization had a profound impact on the country and its people, and in this section, we will tell you all about Argentina´s history both before and after this monumental event.

Before the Spaniards colonized Argentina, the Argentinian people had their own unique customs and habits, which varied from region to region across the enormous country. You can learn much more about them and get an idea of what pre-Columbian life was like.

We'll also tell you what happened following the arrival of the Spaniards. While the Spanish conquistadors were successful in imposing their language upon the people, they failed in other areas.

Of course, we also cover the history of modern-day Argentina. You can find out more about the Perons' rule and the relatively recent problems during the Dirty War.

Knowing the history of Argentina will help you better understand how it became the fascinating country it is today.

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