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    The Falkland Islands' Conflict

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    No one really knows who discovered the Falkland Islands. Nearly every British historian will insist that the English explorer John Davis discovered the islands in 1592(1) while Argentineans typically credit Vespucci, Magellan, or Sebald de Weert. (2) The events of January 2, 1883 are not in dispute, however. On this date, James Onslow, captain of the HMS Clio, dropped anchor just off the Falklands. The next day he went ashore and raised the British flag. (3) This action infuriated the Argentines

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    Falklands War

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    Falklands War As soon as the war ended people wondered why Britain had won and why Argentina had lost. The conclusion made by the Americans is that it was that shifts in tactics, or weather may have changed the result of the war, but it would seem that Britain’s training and leadership did decide the outcome. It is clear that the 25,000 men of the task force that sailed from Portsmouth in April 1982 were one of the most experianced, and certainly best trained forces that Britain had ever

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    War In The Falklands

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    War in the Falklands Fact: April 2, 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands At 4:30 A.M., helicopters had started to land on Mullet Creek; they were the first of the many invaders from Argentina. At 6:08 A.M., an attack was at full fledge. The Argentina government had claimed that they told their men it was to be a bloodless fight, but that was not the case. Argentineans busted down barrack doors and began to throw powerful grenades into the barracks and killing many unsuspecting men. Fact:

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    The 1982 Falklands/Malvinas dispute between Great Britain and Argentina was inevitable because the two nations had such different views and priorities on land sovereignty. Britain’s constant postponements and withdrawals on conceding Argentina sovereignty over the land strengthened Argentinian feelings of nationalism and undermined any and all intentions of peaceful negotiations. The only plausible way that Argentina could have been convinced to withdraw before war broke out would have been during

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    Justifying the Battle for the Falklands On 30th April 1982 the USA declared their support for Britain and there was a 200 mile exclusion zone placed around the Falklands. The Belgrano was sunk on the 2nd of May outside the exclusion zone and four hundred Argentinean soldiers died. Peruhad urged the Argentinean Government to accept the peace proposals but they just threw them out. The sun's newspaper report was a primary piece of evidence written 24 hours after the sinking of the Belgrano

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    Battle for Control of the Falkland Islands

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    beginning to heat up between England and Argentina over who owns the sovereignty rights to the Falkland Islands, many do not want a repeat of the Falklands War. As Argentina has tried again and again to claim sovereignty of the islands, it has become even more important as it is believed that the island contains millions barrel of oil. The recent confrontation between England and Argentina, over control of the Falkland Islands is very similar and has its roots from the New Imperialism era of the nineteenth

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    failure, many of these colonies are still independent nations, actively involved in world affairs. However, to this day, the great authority of Parliament still extends past the shores of fair Britannia, specifically in the cases of Gibraltar and the Falklands Islands. Both hold overs from medieval treaties and holdings, both regions are claimed by Spain and Argentina respectively. Clear from both colonies is their importance before as naval installations, but in the days of lightning warfare, doubt is

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    may provide tactical advantages, true power arises from the critical strengths possessed by a country, be they political, diplomatic, military, or informational. The Argentinean military junta made similar mistakes during their invasion of the Falklands. Without fully understanding the source of British power in the region, the Argentineans attacked military objectives, while missing British centers of gravity. Because they failed to analyze the critical factors and capabilities of both the enemy

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    launched its single largest naval task forces since World War II to recapture the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians. The war was precipitated by a long standing disagreement between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. After protracted unsuccessful and confrontational diplomatic negotiations between the both nations, the Argentinians invaded the Falklands. The Argentinian quickly seized control of the Stanley the capital city of the

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    BACKGROUND The Falklands conflict began on Friday, 02 April 1982, when roughly 500 Argentinean special forces landed at Mullet Creek on East Falkland Island. Under Operation Rosario, Argentina advanced on the Government House at Port Stanley against an unorganized garrison of British Royal Marines stationed on the island. Little opposition was encountered and the Argentinean Junta quickly assumed control. On the same day, Brigadier General Mario Menendez was appointed governor of the islands

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