Ando333

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  1. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    No, I know what you meant. huh, I honestly have no idea tbh. Tango isn't something most people are into here. When people go out dancing this means going to a rave or some place where you also go drink with loud music and get wasted, just like almost anywhere else on earth. Dancing Tango is something like a sport some few do, it's not something people in general do out of custom. Also Tango here is mostly known and appreciated by its music, not its dance. I don't know any competitive dance, I don't even think tango is a competitive thing here, or maybe it is but I don't know because again, that's not a thing most people are into. I don't know what to say lol, sorry. When we think of Tango we think of things like this If you tell us "Ok but what about the dance?" we will usually respond "huh idk lol a friend of a friend of mine does that i think"
  2. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Huh? Sorry if I'm being ignorant but as far as I'm concerned, tango was never seen as a "sinful" and erotic dance here. Yes, it is kinda "explicit" in some ways but it has always been popular here. If anything, it's probably less popular now than before. Our generation doesn't really like or care about tango tbh. I for instance like some piano versions, I don't like the singing style tango usually has. Our grandparents and parents generations prefer it, but nowadays it's more like an oldie thing. Also the lyrics of tango songs here are always melancholic too. Even though the dances might be a bit "abrupt", the lyrics usually picture a frustrated love. I honestly have no idea who legally owns it. As far as I'm concerned this decision is under the UN and as far as I understand, it says it belongs to the UK. And apparently nobody seems to know the real story either. I only know a bit of what the two sides say. The UK Story: We found the islands just like any other island and piece of land we found durnig the 19 century and claimed it because nobody found it before, so it's ours. Anyone saying it's theirs and not ours is talking nonsense because we literally found it first and nobody claimed it before us either. Argentina invaded them in 1982 so we did what we had to do, defend our territory. The Argentina Story: After our independence in 1816 we started defining the limits of our territory. We found the Malvinas (Falklands) and claimed them but didn't have the time to inhabitate them yet. Same thing happened with, for instance, the Patagonia. It took us decades to integrate all these territories to the republic. The UK invaded Argentina (Buenos Aires) twice (1806 and 1807), and tried to take control over all of SA from different spots and ways, so we assume they took the Falklands in order to spy and have easy access to our territory for potential future invasions. We fell under a military dictatorship from other reasons and this dictatorship decided to take what is really ours by force because the UN will never listen to us. It's not like they will travel all the way down here and attack us anyway lol (they did). I don't know which is true, to be honest. Maybe it is true that the UK found them first and legitly claimed them. But I also believe that, if that's the case, there were obviously secondary intentions to it. There's a reason the UK claimed a lot of inhabitated land masses during the 19th century. It was a time of colonizations and the UK did this a lot in order to expand its territory in other places. I believe, no matter who is right and who is wrong in the above two stories, that the intentions of the UK down there were to indirectly control Argentina and its nearest countries, because thats literally what they did during all that century, and them claiming the Falklands wasn't a coincidence, it was just more of the same, but this however doesn't mean they don't legally own it, maybe they do, that's why I don't really have an opinion about it. Whenever I'm asked about it, I just shrug. I don't think there's anything to do about it tbh, and I don't even know who should own them.
  3. Ando's Commissions [Currently Closed]

    I closed commissions for some time due IRL things that are keeping me very busy. Will probably come back later tho.
  4. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Not really. There's hardly any racism here compared to USA at least. Although there's probably more hatred towards lower class people in general. Huh? I don't know what you mean by southern accent. Southern from what? I know what USA southern accent sounds like but I really doubt this is what you mean.
  5. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Ironic enough, there isn't any relevant grudge against Britain really. If anything, people here see Britain as a good example of a what a civilized country is. The occupation and war on the Falklands was decided by a military dictatorship. It was supported by a big part of the population, but the truth is that the country was in a phase of euphoric and fascistic nationalism, and it isn't like that anymore (Plus that military dictatorship ended right when the war was lost). You would think older people probably still hate Britain but I don't know anyone that really hates it. This country has a very strong nationalism, but not the patriotic kind of nationalism. Nationalism here is more like the "We should be like Britain, if everyone here thought the way I do we could solve all our flaws" kind of nationalism, if that makes any sense. I honestly haven't heard about Argentina stopping their ships, but yes, the truth is that Britain probably has some interests behind all of this, but I honestly don't know a lot about it. In conclusion, there won't be another war, people don't want it, people don't even hate Britain. I've seen British and european people in general getting scared of Argentina invading the Falklans again. They probably think this because of this global context of Argentina being a third world country (bunch of savages in the minds of most people) that once invaded them and hence would probably invade again, but that's just not it. Nobody capable of basic reasoning would support such a thing here, and if anyone does they're some few madmen. The biggest trauma of the country comes actually from the military dictatorship itself. It's common seeing our parents and anyone of their generation appreciating the current days where they can vote and not being affraid of talking about politics and stuff. Nobody really talks about how bad the war was, that seems to be just some little aspect of the whole picture for them (except for those that fought in the war obviously). Yes, why
  6. What other hobbies does everypony have?

    Drawing and a bit of muisc
  7. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Not a fan of football/soccer here so meh
  8. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Jorge Luis Borges is clearly the most influential argentinean author of our era, although I honestly haven't read any of his stuff at all. He wrote verses and similar stuff afaik, not novels or long things of that sort. Sorry to disappoint you but literature and fiction down here feels like more of a "hipster" thing, at least to me. It exists but it doesn't feel especial at all. I haven't read many but they were all pretty boring about real life struggles with some sort of "grey" feeling to it. Argentina has always had this "bitter" and "grey" feeling to it whenever it comes to most kinds of art. Struggles about real life such as job, economy and such. And to be honest none of the messages I've seen in these stories are significant or even good at all imo. I don't remember the names, I only remember "El (h)ijo la libertad".
  9. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    Oic I like a bit of a lot tbh. My favorite composer is probably Thomas Bergersen. I like epic orchestral background music, techno, trance, country, power metal, many types of rock, some blues, some classic. It's a hard question to answer to be honest. I'm not a fan of any but I'd say I prefer Volleyball Not a fan of food either. I'd say probably potato with bell pepper, carrot and leek and sunflower oil.
  10. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    I assume by "your" you mean the population of the country in general and not myself. If that's the case, I'd say most people's favorite music is probably national rock, things like this Most people's favorite sport is clearly Football/Soccer Most people's favorite food is probably roast on brick grill with salad. But since that's kinda hard to do and takes time, it's a thing people usually eat at weekends and what they eat the most during the week is probably spaghetti or pizza, but this can vary a lot.
  11. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    We identify ourselves as Argentinians. A lot of europeans came to this country approximately between 1880 and 1925 because of something called "agroexporter model" (I'm not sure if this is how you say this in english). It was an economical move that granted free nationality and citizenship to immigrants as long as they compromised to the state working in plantations and farms since the exportation of vegetables was always the main source of money intake of this country. Basically Argentina needed more workers and population to grow so they decided to do this. Many europeans took this opportunity since some of them were running through poverty and wars. Most of these immigrants were italians. A similar thing happened during WW2. Many european immigrants came here for the sake of escaping to a neutral country that wasnt directly affected by the war in terms of violence and hunger. Again most immigrants were italian as well. The italian immigration of those years was so big that the country got influenced a lot by the italian culture. The slang, accent and some customs have italian roots, but nobody speaks italian anymore and we still idenitfy ourselves as Argentinians. Our population is actually relatively small, compared to the size of the country. There's only around 40 million people and the country is the biggest hispanic country in the world by far. When we present ourselves to people from other countries, we all say we are from Argentina. We don't specify the province because they are not very known globaly speaking. USA is the only country I know where people respond directly with their state because everyone around the globe knows the states of USA, but that's just USA to be honest. Everyone else has to say the country because not many people recognizes many states and provinces from any other country. Buenos Aires is probably the only province and city most people would recognize, but there's no point in saying you're from Córdoba, Tierra del Fuego, Neuquén or Chubut without specifying it's Argentina because nobody really knows what country those provinces are from.
  12. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    I colored (white) the places where there's usually snow in winter. The more you go to the west, the higher the terrain and more mountains you see (hence colder). And the more you go to the south, the colder too since you're going closer to the pole, so in short the more you go to the south-east, the colder it gets and more odds of snowing you will get.
  13. Ask a South American (Argentinian)

    To be honest, there's not much I can say that you don't know. Media doesn't talk about Venezuela too much, even here. I doubt I know more than you in that aspect. Basically the oil industry has been a big deal there because the territory has a lot of such resource so USA was always interested in it. I can't really tell if USA did actual bad things there or not, but it probably has a lot to do with it anyway because a lot of venezuelan economical decisions are in response of probable global competition and crisis. I know I said you can ask me anything about politics and culture, but I can't say a lot about politics outside my own country. I can talk more specifically about culture and society rather than politics themselves, not because I don't know about politics but because I tend to be very skeptical and there's just so much going on in Argentina that I barely have time to think deep about other countries in that regard. Sorry if this disappoints you.
  14. As far as I'm concerned, not much is known about south american politics and culture in general, so you can ask anything here.
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