In light of Jeremy Corbyn’s comments over the Falkland Islands recently, I thought I would discuss the topic that continues to grow in significance, the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
The Falklands were first inhabited by the French in 1764. Since, they have been under British, Argentine, Spanish, American AND French control at any one time. Since 1834, with the exception of the period of 1982 where the Arengtines inhabited the Falklands in the Falklands War, the Falklands have been British. And yet, its only Argentina who say they have a claim to the Falklands. Spain, France and America don’t. They don’t have a valid claim other than at one point a VERY long time ago, they controlled the Falklands.
But a key Argentine claim to the Falklands is geography. Roughly 300 miles separate the Falklands and Argentina. Just over 8000 miles separate the Falklands and the UK. Now, Alaska is part of the United…
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