View Poll Results: Sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas islands

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    21 38.18%
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Thread: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

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    Re: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Quote Originally Posted by walibe View Post
    The trivial cost of the islands isn't so, it's takes up a large chunk of the defence budget but this isn't normally declared. Excluding that then the islands make more money than they recieve I believe.

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    If, and I stress if that reference to "trivial cost" refers to my use of the same term in post #9, then I'd like like to point out that the trivial cost I was referring to was of holding such a small referendum, not the defence budget, which I agree is substantial.

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    Re: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post



    Point to the part of the above chart that says Argentina has a valid claim.
    I don't think the Argentines have a valid claim, but i think their point is that the Islands were gifted by Spain when the South American area formed its own countries, or left Spanish rule? Or something like that anyway.
    Last edited by Tonka777; 09-01-2013 at 02:37 AM.

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    Re: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Let the people decide, heck perhaps it should be an British/Argentine/independent vote.

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    Re: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Let the people decide, heck perhaps it should be an British/Argentine/independent vote.
    Well as long as they live there..

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    Re: Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Article 1 from the UN Charter.
    "2.To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;"
    (my bolding)
    Seems open and shut really doesn't it!

    Bread and circuses for the Argentinian masses.

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