The Radicals took over in 1916, after years of conservative power, in the first election after the beginning of universal male suffrage in...
... Argentina, our "History of" country today. Wikipedia's History of page for Argentina is way too long for me even to consider summarizing. I feel as weary as Hipólito Yrigoyen looks in that picture. And the information looks too much like a list of all the many people who have held the leadership position in Argentina. So I'm afraid I must skip arbitrarily over all of this to find 5 things that seem interesting to me.
1. "Europeans first arrived in the region with the 1502 voyage of Amerigo Vespucci."
2. "The United Kingdom officially recognized Argentine independence in 1825, with the signing of a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation on February 2..."
3. "During the early 1920s, the rise of the anarchist movement, fueled by the arrival of recent emigres and deportees from Europe, spawned a new generation of left-wing activism in Argentina. The new left, mostly anarchists and anarcho-communists, rejected the incremental progressivism of the old Radical and Socialist elements in Argentina in favor of immediate action."
5. "In 1946 General Juan Perón became president; his populist ideology became known as peronism. His popular wife Eva Perón played a leading political role until her death in 1952."
6. "In the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Marxist-Leninist militias such as People's Revolutionary Army utilized aggressive tactics that sometimes resulted in violence. Later the military government used these acts as justification for their even more brutal measures.... Serious economic problems, mounting charges of corruption, public discontent and, finally, the country's 1982 defeat by the United Kingdom in the Falklands War following Argentina's unsuccessful attempt to seize the Falkland Islands all combined to discredit the Argentine military regime."