This country is often discussed in these forums, mainly due to its' strong ties to Inter. Especially because of champion players like Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso. Then there are other good players like Veron, Solari, Burdisso, Kily Gonzalez and Julio Cruz (watch his compilation in my signature!).
There have also been many legends at Inter who are Argentinian. Helenio Herrera is probably the best manager we've ever had.
Then there are other great players in our history like Diego Simeone, Daniel Passarella, Batistuta (he didn't play well for us, but he was still a great player), Hernan Crespo, Antonio Angelillo and Atillio De Maria I.
We even have Argentine member on these forums, catanha10.
So here's some facts about the country itself.
Background: Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule and interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983, and numerous elections since then have underscored Argentina's progress in democratic consolidation
Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay.
Geography - notes: Second-largest country in South America (after Brazil); strategic location relative to sea lanes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Cerro Aconcagua is South America's tallest mountain, while Laguna del Carbon is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
Ethnic groups: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups .
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
Languages: Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
Disputes - international:
Argentina claims the UK-administered Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in its constitution; it briefly occupied the Falklands in 1982, but in 1995 agreed no longer to seek settlement by force; territorial claim in Antarctica partially overlaps UK and Chilean claims (see Antarctic disputes); unruly region at convergence of Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay borders is locus of money laundering, smuggling, arms and illegal narcotics trafficking, and fundraising for extremist organizations; uncontested dispute between Brazil and Uruguay over Braziliera Island in the Quarai/Cuareim River leaves the tripoint with Argentina in question.
Can anyone tell me what this Falklands bullshit is about? It's some shit island next to Argentina, if I'm right, who cares about it? Shouldn't it belong to Argentina anyway? Since it's right to next Argentina, whereas England is on the other side of the planet.
catanha, maybe you can tell us more.
By the way, does everyone like my avatar? Thanks to Fabio. It's pretty nice, huh?