By Leslie Bethell

ISBN-10: 0521266521

ISBN-13: 9780521266529

This quantity includes the separate histories of the nations of Spanish South the USA. half One covers extensive the historical past of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. half is dedicated to Chile. half 3 covers Peru and Bolivia. The fourth and ultimate part is dedicated to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

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And if we increase purchasing power by too much, production will fail to increase, and prices will rise . .

Credit shortages also constrained more diverse industrial development. Beyond all this, Argentina's manufacturers sometimes behaved more like speculators than entrepreneurs and long-term investors. They often appeared to believe that manufacturing might yield short-term profits with minimal investment, but it could not be relied on in the longer term except in a very few instances. Such attitudes derived in part from memories of the war and immediate post-war years; industry had flourished in 1914—18 but had then collapsed as imports resumed after the war.

Of the new political currents of this period, nationalism became the most central and significant. Nationalism had complex roots that stretched back into the early nineteenth century, but the sudden proliferation of nationalist ideas after 1930 accompanied the depression. Nationalism emerged as a major ideological force in 1934 with the publication of La Argentina y el imperio britdnico: Los eslabones de una cadena, 1806—1933 by Rodolfo and Julio Irazusta. This book attacked the mentality of the liberal-conservative ruling class that had conceded so much, the Irazustas claimed, in the Roca—Runciman Treaty out of a misplaced sense of gratitude and loyalty to Britain for British support during the struggle for independence.

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