The Other Europe

Europe isn’t doing so well these days.

It may be difficult to remember now, in the aftermath of Angela Merkel and George Soros’ manufactured “Refugee” Crisis of 2015, but prior to the open borders mania that was thrust upon Europe that year, the Old World was suffering from a litany of other crises – the Greek crisis, the education crisis, the youth unemployment crisis, the Euro crisis, and so on. Brexit was a child originally conceived in this period, long before the Calais migrant jungle or visa-free travel from Turkey was an issue.

With all that madness in tow, one might be tempted to lament the death of European civilization. Ah, well, it was a good run to say the least. But did you know there was another Europe you could visit? Not America or Australia, settled by Anglophone British islanders, but another Europe settled by continentals, with classical European architecture, a temperate climate, and pale-skinned people speaking European languages that Americans learn in school with difficulty?

Welcome to the Southern Cone of South America.

This region, including Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and the southernmost portion of Brazil, was overwhelmingly settled by European colonists and immigrants from the last few hundred years. Its estimated population is north of 130 million people, descended largely from Spain and Italy, followed by Germany and Eastern Europe. The official languages of Spanish and Portuguese are complemented by rural communities of Italian, German, and Croatian-speakers.

The main area around Buenos Aires and Montevideo has a humid subtropical climate according to the Köppen climate classification system, a climate shared with northern Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and the U.S. South. It’s true that DNA studies show notable Amerindian and African admixture among the whites of the Southern Cone, but I’ll let you judge for yourself how impactful that is.

Discounting Chile, surveys indicate the region is between 80-95% white, depending on the precise area in question. That could make many parts of the Southern Cone tremendously whiter than London, Paris, Brussels, or Amsterdam. There are no blacks and no Muslims.

U.S. State Department reports indicate that Argentina and Uruguay are hotspots for thieves, burglars, and pickpockets, but Mexico it ain’t. No terroristic drug cartels or criminal gangs usually associated with Central America. With regards to crime, the area sounds a lot more like Naples in southern Italy. None of the political executives in the region attended Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, although the President of Argentina took business classes at Wharton and the President of Uruguay studied in Paris (his Vice President studied in Cuba). The local universities tend to be “pontifical” i.e. Roman Catholic.

The lack of Harvard Crimson among the elite of the Southern Cone is not an accident. Although the so-called “International Community,” under the aegis of the U.S. government, has been making inroads into the local power, the area south of the Amazon rainforest was traditionally cut off from American influence. Northern and Western Europeans would migrate to and settle North America, while Southern and Central Europeans would migrate to and settle South America — south of the Amazon.

Geopolitically speaking, the region north of the Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains is an American lake. Although the entire globe, save for a few exceptions, is now de facto an American lake, the Southern Cone avoided American encroachment as late as World War II thanks to its distance from Washington and isolation behind the world’s largest rainforest and one of its longest and tallest mountain ranges. It wasn’t until World War II that the dictatorial regimes of Argentina and Brazil cut off ties with the arch-contintental European Axis powers. The massive German and Italian diaspora in the Cone ensured that the countries stayed neutral and sympathetic for as long as possible — and then some.

The famous Juan Peron of Argentina studied at Turin in Benito Mussolini’s fascist Italy, although he was not a vocal supporter. The post-war Argentina-Nazi connection is well-known too, primarily because of the fictional ODESSA organization that supposedly smuggled ex-SS officers and other high-level NSDAP figures into Brazil and Argentina. This organization wasn’t necessary, since there was nothing very furtive or secretive about the fascist connection to the Southern Cone. In 2015, the BBC noted wryly, in an article about a purported abandoned Argentine Nazi hide-out, that “the researchers said that the buildings were probably never used by fugitive Nazis, because they found they could live freely in Argentine towns.”

Is that so incredible? Not when Argentine towns were filled with Germans and Italians — and their descendants remain there today. Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil are like smaller, imperfect replicas of Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

High-profile Nazis like Erich Priebke, Josef Mengele, and Adolf Eichmann escaped to Argentina in the aftermath of World War II, and in the case of Priebke managed to live there openly for more than 50 years. Eichmann was kidnapped by Israeli Mossad agents in Buenos Aires in 1960 and later executed in Israel, after an initial protest by the Argentine government. Mengele was chased by the same Israeli intelligence agents to Argentina, Paraguay, and then Brazil (all in the Southern Cone) and died while swimming off the coast of Sao Paolo in southern Brazil.

Members of the Croatian war-era fascist Ustase also escaped to Argentina en masse, including their leader and former dictator of the Croatian fascist puppet state Ante Pavelic. Pavelic not only found lucrative employment in Argentina thanks to his connections to Juan Peron, but found enough time to become openly active in far-right politics again and found the right-wing Croatian Liberation Movement that exists to this day.

The Southern Cone of South America was friendly to fascism much like Continental Europe was.

Although South America is no paradise today, it may be worth remembering for Europeans in Europe and abroad with rightist leanings. History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and just like the constitutional court of Austria is allowing the Austrian far-right to take power in 2016 as it did in 1934, there may soon be a time for Europeans to escape hatchet-wielding Muslims, and settle — or re-settle — the open ranchlands of the Southern Cone of South America.

That doesn’t look likely if you analyze the situation using nominal kabuki-theater-politics labels, but the historical and geopolitical ties between continental Europe and its daughter colonies in South America are very strong. Geopolitics has a way of reasserting itself suddenly in spite of labels, and, as the Cathedral’s power wanes, the white Southern Cone is only going to fall farther and farther out of USG’s grip behind the Amazon and the Andes.

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  1. > There are … no Muslims.

    Per the Wiki “Islam in Argentina” there are as many Muslims by percentage there as in the USA. You should also look for the terrorist connection to Mosques in Buenos Aires and reports of ISIS/Al Queda bases in the Iguacu Falls region.

    The cone, at least, is somewhat nigger-free, and socially they are more conservative and Christian than most of Europe outside of Slavic areas, so there’s that. The Indios and Mestizos are “their niggers” and the good news is that they’re nowhere near as bad as our niggers in the States are, which I know is damning by faint praise.

    1. If you need to check Wikipedia to learn there are Muslims in Buenos Aires, but you only need to walk down the street to learn the same in Europe…

    2. Hezbollah is well connected in Argentina with the leftwing government.

  2. A further cautionary note: South America is a hotbed of ‘Jesuitry’.

    These countries may be well cut off from the American brand of international socialism, but their majority-Catholic population is not cut off from Rome. Specifically, South America as a whole (though possibly less the more functional parts; I’m no expert), are the intellectual territory of the soi-disant social Church. It’s where the Church goes to pump out Bergoglios.

  3. I didn’t realize my colleague Ryan Landry covered a very similar topic before. An excellent article on emigrating to Uruguay if SHTF:

    1. In Uruguay S has already H the F. The Country is a subsidised basket case and compared to the surrounding countries relativly expensive cause they don’t produce shit. Also, i’am tired of this “where to run” talk.

  4. The story of Peron and Peronism is very interesting and complicated from a reactionary perspective. He was, as you point out, a semi-fascist, with an undeniable anti-globalist and right-wing nationalistic attitude. But he was also a populist in the truest sense of the word, and adopted left-wing economic policies accordingly. He also became increasingly anticlerical as time went on (indeed, it was the Church which eventually encouraged his overthrow).

    He can correctly be viewed as a leader who tried to preserve his nation’s sovereignty (from both the USG, the USSR, and the Vatican) yet his leadership also coincided with a rise in social liberalism throughout the region. His removal from power in 1955 was certainly a sort of “reaction” by conservative elements in Argentina–it was both anti-democratic and anti-leftist.

    That was just a summary. I’ve had a keen interest in the “Southern Cone” region for years, so it’s great when someone calls attention to an otherwise overlooked area. Honestly, Peron could probably merit an article by himself–on the dangers of right-ring democracy, an exclusively nationalistic outlook, etc.

    1. Do you think you could write such an article on Peron? If so, e-mail

      I have been interested in the Southern Cone for a while, this was just my first stab at putting it through an NRx lens. Much like Israel, it’s one of these overlooked regions of the world that should be full of potential for analysis and insight — and of course, bug out if SHTF.

  5. Regarding Argentina, it sounds like my family. They went there after WWII and lived there for a number of years before making their way to the U.S.

    I believe Argentina has lax immigration and some can qualify for residency based on previous family connections. If Americans moved there and improved it, open immigration presents the same pull factors as in the U.S.

    But that raises the question of why these predominately white nations have had trouble succeeding. Argentina’s been struggling with inflation and paying it’s debt for years.

    All that said, these are attractive places for the reasons stated, for sure. But opportunities for potential migrants are pretty limited, I would think.

  6. Chile is the only country i would consider if exile would be an option for me. The government was always very “prussish” and they fought a very sucessfull counter insurgency against communist terrorists without the whole thing getting out of control in open conflict like many other places in South America. The rest of Latin America is a big failure. And if the US goes down, then your value as an expatriat becomes zero.

  7. Don’t look at self-identification of whiteness as the metric of South American genetics, look at studies of the genes themselves. Argentina is – at absolute best – 80% European genetically, and Chile far less. They’re both incredibly racially compromised: and this shows in the politics, economics and criminality, if it doesn’t always in the faces of the people.

    This is the danger of a race-mixing society. You don’t have to mix with a nonwhite: you can mix with a “white” who’s the product of mixing with a white who mixed with a white who mixed with a nonwhite. The nonwhite genes filter through the society like ink through water. When part of society mixes, given time, EVERYBODY mixes… and yet they go on telling the world they’re European.

    I think it’s time to start genetic citizenship testing for digital ethnic enclaves. It’s the only way to stop the slow-motion racial decay of which one can see the results in India and Latin America.

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