Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 13th March
Only 3 votes out of 1,517 were against the Islands remaining a UK overseas territory. This result was welcomed by the UK government
Thirty-one years on from the Falklands War, Argentina still believe 'Las Malvinas' – as the Islands are known to them – are an Argentine territory. The UK stance is that the Falklands people should determine their own futures.
William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary, said:
'All countries should accept the results of this referendum and support the Falkland islanders as they continue to develop their home and their economy. I wish them every success in doing so.'
Fortress Falklands(Paperback - 232 pages)
by Graham Bound
Since the war of 1982, the 3,000 people who live in the remote Falkland Islands have replaced traditional colonial rule with their own autonomous government, and become wealthy from the sale of fishing licences. Now oil has been discovered, and it promises almost unimaginable wealth. Money has already transformed this tiny society – not always for the better. But home-grown challenges are as nothing compared to the threat from their neighbour, Argentina.
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