With an economy based on a stable income, unlike the limited natural resources many
countries in the region relied on, the country grew in prosperity and wealth, but
always remained tied to Europe ethnically and culturally. With the introduction
of modern technologies via the Industrial Revolution, the economy solidified even
more and the country rapidly expanded in wealth and stability, surpassing much of
Over time Argentina has remained strongly tied to Europe ethnically, culturally,
economically, and to some degree even politically. These similarities, in addition
to the many differences the country has with many of its neighbors, have resulted
in a culture that continues to look towards Europe and other leading technological
countries for inspiration.
Argentina's differences make the country fairly unique in South America, but
culturally linked abroad. However, from a lifestyle perspective Argentina is quite
different from that of Europe as ranching is still at the core of their lifestyle
and strongly influences their culture. While the cities may reflect Europe, particularly
in terms of technology, even here the lifestyle and culture are tied to ranching
to some degree, giving Argentina a unique culture.