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Argentina vs Switzerland

Posted by RB Kollannur on July 1, 2014

Both Argentina and Switzerland have the same unique talent. Both know how to get into very excessive debts very quickly. Unfortunately for Argentina, they tend to be bad in repaying their debts. For many centuries, the Swiss mercenaries fought in armies across Europe. Argentina’s colonial masters, Spain, also employed them, but it is doubtful that they were used in the American continents.

Switzerland was the base for a German tribe called Alemanni who were conquered by Franks. After 843, they became aligned towards Germany in the east. They sided with France in Burgundian wars against the German Emperor, Maximilian I (Formerly Archduke Maximilian of Austria who married the Duchess of Burgundy) and paved way for their independence and developed their reputation as a world beating force.

Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816 after the Napoleanic Wars. It was a larger nation then including areas in present day Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, but it would soon break up. Even then, it would take some time for Argentina to become a stable nation. Civil wars continued till 1880 before Argentina could hope to remain as a single nation.


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