Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay 1914 CE

Argentina has attracted European investment on a large scale.

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What is happening in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in 1914CE

The development of steamships and refrigeration technology has opened up European markets to the cattle ranchers of the Pampas. This is a period of great prosperity for them, and for Argentina as a whole. European – above all British – investment pours into the country, the most obvious manifestation of this being the thousands of miles of railways laid down. Another manifestation is massive immigration, as over two million Italians, Spaniards and other Europeans (including a Welsh colony) settle in the country to participate in its new prosperity.

Argentina is governed by civilian politicians drawn from a narrow political elite, but the introduction of universal suffrage in 1912 has paved the way for greater democracy.

Paraguay slowly reconstructs itself after the devastating war of 1865-70. It is dominated by a factional struggle between two groups of politicians, liberals and conservatives. The conservatives are in power until 1904, when the liberals take over.

Thanks to the enlightened rule of Jose Battle, Uruguay turns towards democracy and an ongoing commitment to social equality. This lays the foundations for decades of political stability and economic and social progress.

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