1. 19sunflower Senior Member

    British English
    Hi

    What does 'gobnar es poblar' mean in the context of immigration?
    I believe it is a quote from Juan Bautista Alberdi in 1853.
     
  2. rap.parsons Senior Member

    Pennsylvania
    English
    It means "to govern is to populate". It was said at a time when Argentina needed more population and immigration, particularly from Europe, was encouraged.
     
  3. pops91710

    pops91710 Senior Member

    Gobernar es poblar en el sentido que poblar es educar, mejorar, civilizar, enriquecer y engrandecer espontánea y rápidamente, como ha sucedido en los Estados Unidos.
     

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