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.

 

Event

EventDescription
Falklands WarA politically very convenient military conflict championed by Margaret Thatcher.

 

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