Essay Peron's Economic Goals

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Plan of the Investigation The investigation addresses the following question: To what extent was Juan Domingo Perón successful in achieving his economic aims? Perón’s major economic goals included economic independence for Argentina, an increase in employment and growth in industry, and a decrease in the gap between the wealthy and poor. In order to assess the extent to which he fulfilled these economic goals, the investigation will examine his short- and long- term effects of his industrial reforms and policies, his five-year plan to industrialize Argentina, and his nationalization of the economy, which were all methods he employed to carry out his goals. This investigation will also examine the main obstacles to his success, which …show more content…
The following economic and political instability, along with the outbreak of World War II in 1939, encouraged support for a policy that called for economic self-sufficiency in Argentina. This was why, one day after taking power, Perón’s new government issued a proclamation of its main objectives, which emphasized the importance of industrial development, which could be considered a “prerequisite for attaining economic independence”. Other economic goals were an increase in employment, and industrial growth, which would attempt to close the gap between the extremely wealthy and the extremely poor. In his Twenty Truths speech, Perón claims that the Perónist or Justicialist doctrine consists of an “economically free” Argentina, that there exists only one class of workers, and that as an “economic doctrine Justicialism realizes the social economy, placing capital at the service of the economy and the latter at the service of social well-being.” Essentially, Perón wanted to establish a national industry that could satisfy its own domestic needs and demands. Perón planned to achieve economic independence through self-sufficiency and the nationalization of foreign companies operating in Argentina. His plans to achieve these goals were laid out in his first Five-Year Plan, which decentralized and diversified industry, and promoted domestic industries by attempting to prevent competition from foreign goods. At the core of

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