A Symbol of Strength
Any Argentinian is sure to recognize this magnet upon first glance, it is also found in the currency and it is a symbol of strength for this South American country. Like many coast of arms, there is symbolism throughout that you can read into every morning when you are trying to get your morning orange juice. It is not a bad way to mark your kitchen as a place of Argentinian endearment. This travel souvenir from Argentina can help locales feel less home sick if they are far away from home.
The History of Argentina
Argentina was part of the Spanish Empire until the country got its independence from Spain in 1816. But things were not settled right away, as the independence wars followed. The most important military leaders of the time were General Manuel Belgrano and General Jose de Sam Martin whose genial idea of crossing the Andes mountains to take the Spanish army in Chile by surprise turned out to be successful. Spanish definitely lost their South American territories not only in Argentina but also in Chile and Peru. For this reason, San Martin is considered the father of independence of the three countries.The coat of arms includes the symbols of freedom and fraternity which come from the French Revolution. If Argentina's quest for independence was achieved, fraternity among Argentinians was the country's next goal. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.