Argentina, 1816-1902 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Argentina, 1816-1902 These figures may suggest that in South America there are nations whose pro gress in the last few years has reached a degree not generally known. In truth, Brazil, Chili, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina show an annual increase in their com merce which is considerable when taking into account their respective populations, although small compared with that of the United States. Nobody can deny the importance of a country like Argentina, which with only five million inhabitants, has been able, with its animal and agricultural products, to compete seriously with the two great producers, the United States and Russia, ﬂooding the markets of Europe with live stock, meat, and grain, and constituting an indispensable factor in the food supply of that continent. In truth, the price of food in Europe depends upon the Argentine Republic and a total failure of her cr0ps would cause a wheat famine in the world. Surprise, and often incredulity, we find, when we mention such facts as the fol lowing that the Capital of Argentina, the city of Buenos Ayres has a population of nearly that, in population and opulence it is the second city in the world of Latin origin, Paris alone exceeding it that in this hemisphere its Stock Exchange, is second only in importance to that of Wall Street, and that it is the busiest sea port, after New York, as well as the largest manufacturing centre of Latin America. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 20 pages
- 152 x 229 x 1mm | 44g
- 10 Feb 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 11 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white