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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Argentina?! The country that's among the most likely in the world to go bankrupt any second?

    They're barely a viable country, let alone in a position to challenge the US.
    In the late 1800's Argentina was the 4th biggest economy in the world. So if the government stops screwing everything up then Argentina has every change of becoming the major South Atlantic and South American power. It is a huge crop exporter, has loads fresh water, 3 good ports in different regions, a strong diverse culture based around Catholic Christanity and Spanish Language, law based on the Napoleonic code is its main issue. This is where its governmental and socialist problems come from.
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    (Original post by william walker)
    In the late 1800's Argentina was the 4th biggest economy in the world. So if the government stops screwing everything up then Argentina has every change of becoming the major South Atlantic and South American power. It is a huge crop exporter, has loads fresh water, 3 good ports in different regions, a strong diverse culture based around Catholic Christanity and Spanish Language, law based on the Napoleonic code is its main issue. This is where its governmental and socialist problems come from.
    Unfortunately we are right now at a point where the size of the labour force in tandem with productivity dictates output. While Argentina may well have been roaring in the late 1800's, since then the rest of the world has got its act together and as such Argentina simply does not have the resources or population to make it to the top. Infact by 2050 we will have a clear big 4 who will be utterly dominant economically (US, Euro-zone, China, India), all other nations are secondary until we reach a level of automation that makes the size of a labour force irrelevant.
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    (Original post by william walker)
    In the late 1800's Argentina was the 4th biggest economy in the world. So if the government stops screwing everything up then Argentina has every change of becoming the major South Atlantic and South American power. It is a huge crop exporter, has loads fresh water, 3 good ports in different regions, a strong diverse culture based around Catholic Christanity and Spanish Language, law based on the Napoleonic code is its main issue. This is where its governmental and socialist problems come from.
    It's struggled for more than 30 years to keep it's head above waters, through successive Governments and all kinds of approaches. It's not going to be anything like a major force any time soon.
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    Unfortunately we are right now at a point where the size of the labour force in tandem with productivity dictates output. While Argentina may well have been roaring in the late 1800's, since then the rest of the world has got its act together and as such Argentina simply does not have the resources or population to make it to the top. Infact by 2050 we will have a clear big 4 who will be utterly dominant economically (US, Euro-zone, China, India), all other nations are secondary until we reach a level of automation that makes the size of a labour force irrelevant.
    No profitability dictates output. If you have one labour force with 1 million people who work for £2,000 and another labour force of 400,000 who will work of £1,000 a year companies will move to the £1,000 a year labour force even though it is smaller. If you have one country with great infrastructure and the rule of law but no property rights, then another country with poor infrastructure, with less rule of law and property rights plus half the labour cost then companies will pick either one. China has somethings going for it and so does India, but they no longer the best or cheapest places for people to do business. The Euro-zone is regulating and taxing itself out of business and that isn't going to change because of political Union, the best thing would be for it to breakup. It has good infrastructure, the rule of law and property rights but the government is making it far to costly to make a profit. So that leaves you with the US. It has the largest inland water network in the world linking north-south east-west and the North Atlantic with the Gulf of Mexico, it has the best and cheapest infrastructure network because of it. It has not only land based property rights, but mineral based property rights which no other countries has which allowed companies to go around the government and deal with families. The question is the rule of law can the government enforce its will upon the whole area and does the government hold to the rule of law itself. That is the main issue for the US, however it isn't as bad as India or China.

    Argentina has the second largest interconnected river network in the world, they have 3 very good ports, they border countries with huge amounts of mineral resources. They have property rights. Problem is the government doesn't always enforce them and doesn't follow the laws it sets. So that is why Argentina is the most likely major South Altantic power and could be much better off if its government was their. Also Argentina can more than feed itself unlike China and India.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    It's struggled for more than 30 years to keep it's head above waters, through successive Governments and all kinds of approaches. It's not going to be anything like a major force any time soon.
    If there government was just like the French government and not socialist they would be on the right track. They have huge protential, unmatched protential.
 
 
 
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