Falkland Islands

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The Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles east of Argentina's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S.

Falklands War

Full article: Stub class article Falklands War

In 1982, they were invaded by Argentina, but recaptured after brief fighting by the UK after the Falklands War.

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Falklands and Chagos - A Tale of Two Islandsessay21 March 2012PeterThe UK official narrative of the Falklands War is that its primary objective was to free a plucky island people from subjugation by Argentina. This article compares their treatment with that of a similar sized settled, British-protected population, on a similarly remote island archepelago, a decade earlier.
Document:Las Malvinas Son Argentinas: Return to the Falklands?article4 April 2016John Wright