Federal Republic of Argentina
Republica Federal Argentina
Timeline: Rise of the South (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Argentina plus the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.
Flag of Argentina Coat of arms of Argentina
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Argentina

En unión y libertad (Spanish)

Anthem "Himno Nacional Argentino"
Capital Buenos Aires
Largest city Cordoba, La Plata, Rosario
Language Spanish
Religion Roman Catholic Apostolic
Government Republican Democracy
President Julio Argentino Roca
Population 8.170.000 
Independence from Spain
  declared 25 May 1810
  recognized 9 July 1816
Currency Argentine Peso


  • January 4, General Julio A. Roca succeeds Adolfo Alsina as War Minister, and during this month the Barros Arana-Elizalde treaty is signed, conforming the territorial limits with Chile, however the precise terms about such limits are still fuzzy (particularly the Magellan Strait and the Isla Grande) and the negotiations continues.
  • Los malones (Indians attack groups) acts in a big front reaching even the south of Córdoba.
  • In Corrientes a conflict arises, and the Colonel Azcona is sent, defeating the armed forces of governor Manuel Derqui.
  • Law 947 is approved, this plan later will be known as the Conquest of the Desert.
  • Law 954 is approved, with this the governation of la Patagonia with its capital on Mercedes de Patagones is created.
  • City of Resistencia is founded with a strong contingency of criolles and Friulans immigrants.
  • A pronounced economical improvement is noted, y the budget, after several years, is finally showing a superavit. Frigorific Ships are sending tons of meats through the Buenos Aires Ports, while the flour became an internal (and external) major industry.
  • A new economical phase begins as a Trading treaty is signed with the Empire of Brazil and through this nation, Argentina is inducted into the Pan American Coalition.


  • Minister Victorino de la Plaza suddenly dies of an Heart Attack, so Avellaneda selects a new unknown (yet extremely smart) figure named "Jose Luis Charpentier" as his Economy Minister whom in no more than Two months he while continuing Plaza's measures includes a small industrialization program (currently concentrated in Buenos Aires) destined to supply the neighboring countries while improving the local consuming.
  • European immigration continues heavily while the conquest and colonization of the Patagonian and Chaco regions improve the productive space available; under this new economic ministry, Argentina adopts a more active commercial politics instead of receding to the previous Agro-Exporter system, situation possible thanks to the fact that Europe is currently at war and they keep needing resources, while Asia and America requires more manufactures.
  • A new commercial fleet is put into production, impulsed by the State and mostly paid by local burguesois and Landlords (sweet-talked into by minister Charpentier). *Population reached 7.1 millions,.
  • Taking advantage of th U.K. Being busy in Spain we send an small fleet with two brigades and a colony (mostly Spaniards and Italians Immigrants and people from the Southern Buenos Aires) successfully retaking the Falkland Islands, renaming them once more, "Las Islas Malvinas".


  • Gral Julio Argentino Roca after urding several alliances within the "Partido Autonomista Nacional" wins the elections and consecrates himself as the new President: Civilian Liberties and the creation of strong National Capitals are the main objective.
  • The Coin is uniformed, (Gold Pattern determined as unique system).
  • National Territories consecrated as such: Tierra del Fuego, Chubut, Santa Cruz, La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chaco, Formosa and Misiones.
  • The Conquest of the Desert continues (captured territories are exploited through the colonization of uninhabited land in the pampas and the advance of the railway creating new villages in what were depopulated areas before.
  • Railroads grows greatly connecting main cities and main Source Materials, with the Main Port in Buenos Aires.
  • To the main export: agricultural products, was added the export of sheep meat and beef. Industrial complex are growing. The Merchant fleet is growing and starting to reap the Atlantic routes, while the Pacific Ocean routes are being analyzed for potential use.
  • Thanks to the constant European Immigration the population has increased to 7.9 millions.
  • The Army is being modernized by external contractors (mainly from the U.S.).
  • A diplomatic team is sent to negotiate peaceful relationship with the nations of Dutch East Indies, Philippines and finally Japan.


  • The Desert Campaign is finished (complete annexation of the Patagonia territories) a new  Law prohibits the emergence of large landowners in the Pampa.
  • National Mining companies are created by the increasingly powerful national Bourgeoisie, and begin exploiting the northern resources.
  • The Internal market (not only consuming but also manufacturing) grows as well as the external, specially thanks to our commercial partners Japan and Belgium and their markets exchanges; because of this our merchant fleet grows to cope the demand.
  • Po protect our Merchant fleet and our territorial claims, we decided to Increase our Military Navy.
  • European immigration flux continues, new civilian towns and military bases are founded in Puerto Argentino (Malvina Is.), Ushuaia (Grande Is.), Coihaique and Puerto Montt (crossing the Andes). Railroads are constructed to Pt Montt and Ushuaia.

Upgrades Claimed

  • 1878: None
  • 1879: The Economy is increased by 0.25.
  • 1880: None
  • 1881: The Navy is increased by 0.25
  • 1882: None
  • 1883:

Current Diplomacy

Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889) Empire of Brazil

  • Trading Treaty signed.

Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium

  • Non-Aggression Treaty Signed.
  • Trading Treaty signed.

Flag of Japan Empire of Japan

  • Trading Treaty signed.

Flag of Colombia Colombia

  • Trading Treaty signed.

Flag of the King of Joseon (Fringeless) Kingdom of Joseon

  • Trading Treaty signed.

Flag of France France

  • Trading Treaty signed.'

Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889-1912) Qing Dynasty

  • Plans for a Trading Treaty Presented.