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sivispacem
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#31

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE (Gtaman_92 @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 00:40)
What started this war?

Argentina have historically claimed to have a right to the islands. In 1982 the military Junta decided to invade in an attempt to unify the country around a nationalistic cause, and to divert attention from a campaign of politically motivated killings and forced disappearances.

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#32

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 08:43)
QUOTE (Gtaman_92 @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 00:40)
What started this war?

Argentina have historically claimed to have a right to the islands. In 1982 the military Junta decided to invade in an attempt to unify the country around a nationalistic cause, and to divert attention from a campaign of politically motivated killings and forced disappearances.

Didn't work out as well as they thought as the loss of the Falklands ended the junta. sigh.gif

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Never knew about this war. But I did know that Britian ruled the Falkland Islands though. What year did the British claim the islands?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

not too sure about the year but if I were to hazard a guess I would say sometime during the european rush for overseas colonies.

don't quote me on that though.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 10:19)
not too sure about the year but if I were to hazard a guess I would say sometime during the european rush for overseas colonies.

don't quote me on that though.

I think the British re-assumed rule in 1833, after they changed hands between various other colonial powers.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Is it true that we owned the Falklands before Argentina even existed as a nation?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:41 AM Edited by Greenline, 07 April 2012 - 09:44 AM.

QUOTE (Typhus @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 14:03)
Is it true that we owned the Falklands before Argentina even existed as a nation?

If you consider the Argentine confederation to be the successor of modern Argentina, yes (the Argentine Confederation was founded in 1831 and Great Britain controlled the Islands for the first time from January 1765 – July 1770). The United Kingdom controlled the islands for the first time from January–August 1833, so, if you want to see it in this way, no.

Also, The Governorate of the Río de la Plata, existed before the british controlled the Falklands.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

The United Kingdom is the successor state to Great Britain though so it shouldn't matter which owned it.




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