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Argentina Many Argentineans view their country as a melting pot of European races, with little or no recognition of the nation’s native populations. This oversight ignores the significant role that both colonialism and the building of the republic after independence in 1810 played in stripping the country’s indigenous populations of their land and subjugating them as a labor force. It was not until the early 1980s that Argentina’s indigenous groups began to effectively protest the nation’s policies of cultural repression, questioning practices that had subjugated them for so long.