Argentina, officialy the Argentine Republic, is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city. It is the second largest country on the continent. Argentina lies between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south.
From 1864 to 1870, Argentina allied with Brazil and Uruguay against Paraguay in the War of the Triple Alliance. In the 20th century, Argentina remained neutral in both World War I and World War II, but bled in periodic coups and other internal conflicts.
Argentina was one of the independent nations that was allied with the Greater German Reich. It was ruled by the Perón (the name of Juan Perón having been made the title of the head of state). Upon the death of FührerKurt Haldweim in 2010, the incumbent Perón eulogized him as a "model for all rulers aspiring to greatness."
Argentina became a refuge for Jews fleeing the fall of the State of Israel. Yakov had been born and raised in Buenos Aires. When he entered Palestine as part of a mission with the Second Irgun, he was quickly struck by how conservative Palestine was compared with his country of birth.
Argentina was a trading partner and military ally of Britain when the Great War began. A member of the Entente, it supplied Britain with beef and grain imports which were necessary for that country to remain in the war. It was invaded by a ground force of Chilean and Paraguayan troops. When that invasion ran into troubles, U.S. ships came to the rescue. For the remainder of 1916 and into 1917, the U.S. and its allies did their best to strangle Argentina's shipping line to Britain.
In 1917 Argentina found itself facing another enemy when Brazil joined the Central Powers and a joint U.S., Brazilian, and Chilean navy cut the shipping lines between Argentina and Britain. The move also forced Britain's eventual surrender..
The war actually continued in South America for longer than it did in the rest of the world. Argentina became a place for ConfederateFreedom Party mercenaries to gain experience with barrels in the period between the wars.. In years before the Second Great War, the tensions between Argentina and Chile flared up again. Concurrently, Argentina worked to maintained good relations with Brazil.
When the Second Great War came in 1941, Argentina once again allied itself with the Entente. In 1941 a joint British and Confederate naval expedition took Bermuda out of US hands to protect the Argentian-British supply-line. Nevertheless, Argentina was much more wary of the U.S. Navy in that war, and let the USS Remembrance pass within range of its shore defenses unchallenged when the airplane carrier was en route to the Sandwich Islands in 1941.
As the war continued, the Entente powers lost their initial advantage, and in 1943, the U.S. once again began efforts to cut the line between Argentina and Britain. However, the following year, Britain was knocked out the war after Germany dropped a series of superbombs on major British cities.
Argentina was one of Britain's most critical suppliers of foodstuffs and materiél during the opening days of the second World War. In early 1939, German ships such as U-30 did their best to intercept Argentine ships.
Argentina had been a neutral nation when World War II began. Although the nation was a major supplier of food to United Kingdom, there were many who were sympathetic to the German cause. In spite of Argentina's traditional rivalry with the UK, and strong ties with Germany, the country did not join the Axis.