Uruguay

Portuguese Uruguay (; ), officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (), is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. It is part of the Southern Cone region of South America. Uruguay covers an area of approximately and has a population of an estimated 3.51 million, of whom 2 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.

The area that became Uruguay was first inhabited by groups of hunter–gatherers 13,000 years ago. The predominant tribe at the moment of the arrival of Europeans was the Charrúa people, when the Portuguese first established Colónia do Sacramento in 1680; Uruguay was colonized by Europeans late relative to neighboring countries. The Spanish founded Montevideo as a military stronghold in the early 18th century because of the competing claims over the region. Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Portugal and Spain, and later Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics. A series of economic crises and the political repression against left-wing guerrilla activity in the late 1960s and early 1970s put an end to a democratic period that had begun in the early 20th century, culminating in the 1973 ''coup d'état'', which established a civic-military dictatorship. The military government persecuted leftists, socialists, and political opponents, resulting in several deaths and numerous instances of torture by the military; the military relinquished power to a civilian government in 1985. Uruguay is today a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.

Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace, low perception of corruption, and e-government. It is the lowest ranking South American nation in the Global Terrorism Index, and ranks second in the continent on economic freedom, income equality, per-capita income, and inflows of FDI. Uruguay is the third-best country on the continent in terms of Human Development Index, GDP growth, innovation, and infrastructure. Uruguay is regarded as one of the most socially progressive countries in Latin America. It ranks high on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues, including its acceptance of the LGBT community. The country has legalized cannabis, same-sex marriage, prostitution and abortion. Uruguay is a founding member of the United Nations, OAS, and Mercosur. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by URUGUAY
    Montevideo (pub. (s2) 1881-1890; (s3) Oct., 1890-May, 1892; (s4) Sept. 13, 1905-)
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    Paris, Rignoux, Impr. de la Faculté de Médecine, 1853.
    36 p. 28 cm.
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    Published 1981
    Montevideo : Ediciones Jurídicas Amalio M. Fernández, [1981]
    1 online resource (316 pages)
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    Published 1931
    Montevideo : Claudio García, 1931.
    1 online resource (22 pages)
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    Published 1926
    Montevideo : "Casa A. Barreiro y Ramos" S.A., 1926.
    1 online resource (450 pages)
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    Published 1930
    Montevideo ; Turnhout, Bélgica : Henri Proost, 1930.
    1 online resource (2183 pages)
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    Published 1940
    [Montevideo] : O.A.L.C.E.I.A.. [194-?]
    1 online resource (150 pages)
    ...Uruguay...
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    Published 1964
    Montevideo : Barreiro y Ramos, 1964.
    1 online resource (ii, 409 pages)
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    Published 1944
    Montevideo : "Casa A. Barreiro y Ramos", 1944-
    1 online resource ( volumes)
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    Published 1968
    [Montevideo] : [publisher not identified], [1968?]
    1 online resource (22 pages)
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    Published 1926
    Montevideo : Claudio García, 1926-1928.
    1 online resource (4 volumes)
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    Published 1948
    Buenos Aires : Tipográfica Editora Argentina, 1948.
    1 online resource (xx, 244 pages)
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    Published 1978
    Montevideo : Amalio M. Fernández, [1978]
    1 online resource (455 pages)
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    Published 1942
    Montevideo : "Impresora moderna," [1942]
    1 online resource (xvi, 790, vi pages)
    ...Uruguay...
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    Published 1980
    Montevideo, Uruguay : Fundación de Cultura Universitaria, [1980]
    1 online resource (70 pages)
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    Published 1972
    Montevideo : Fundación de Cultura Universitaria, 1972.
    1 online resource (3 volumes)
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    by Belderrain Razquín, Pablo N.
    Published 1968
    Montevideo : República Oriental de Uruguay, Cámara de Representantes, 1968.
    1 online resource (224 pages)
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    Published 1923
    [Montevideo] : Claudio García, 1923.
    1 online resource (85 pages, 1 leaf)
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    Published 1927
    Montevideo : Claudio García, 1927.
    1 online resource (183 pages)
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    Published 1921
    Montevideo : Claudio García, 1921.
    1 online resource (208 pages)
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