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Argentina vs Belgium

Posted by RB Kollannur on July 5, 2014

Not that long ago, Belgium spend a year or so without a working government. Having spend most of its history as part of different nations, Belgium became a single nation only in 1830, but it had a stitched up feel, with a Dutch north and a French south. In 2007, electoral differences between the two halves led to a 196 day hiatus in governance. The situation worsened in 2011 when it seemed for a while no government can be formed. Partition of Belgium into two was a frequently heard discussion. Eventually government happened, after 589 days.

Argentina had a difficult time in its formative years to form a government. Buenos Aires had something of a monopoly on trade given its strategic position and it wanted complete control of the nation. The result was a civil war with the federales on one side, looking for better representation of all provinces against the unitarios pushing the Buenos Aires agenda. From 1826-1880, Argentina was embroiled in a civil war to decide the position of Buenos Aires. During the inital years of the civil war, there was no government in Argentina with the nation remaining as a loose confederation of provinces. Buenos Aires would break away from Argentina in 1852 only to rejoin after victory in 1861. However, the tables got turned in 1880, with the federalization of Buenos Aires.


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