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Argentina Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
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.
NOTE: The information regarding Argentina on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Argentina Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Argentina Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.