Why does Argentina want the Falklands bad?

Why does Argentina want the Falklands bad?

Originally Answered: Why does Argentina claim The Falklands? TL;DR: Because they have four claims, based on geography (weak), a French/Spanish claim they consider theirs as a successive state, via establishment of a colony (complicated) and finally a bunch of treaties that the UK doesn’t think are relevant.

How many British soldiers died in Falklands?

253 British people
The Falklands War left 650 Argentinian and 253 British people dead.

Did the Gurkhas fight in the Falklands?

Falklands War (Argentina, 1982) In the battle, Gurkhas were to take Mount William. The Argentine artillery aggression caused several injuries amongst the Gurkhas. All Argentine forces on the Falklands surrendered at the end of war.

How many Royal Marines died in the Falklands war?

By count, 123 Army soldiers were killed, 86 Royal Navy, 27 Royal Marines, 1 Royal Air Force, Additional: Non combatant and not counted amongst the 255 are 3 Falkland Islanders killed by shell fire.

How many Harriers were shot down in Falklands?

The best tribute to the Harrier’s capability lies in the fact that during the entire Falklands campaign only nine Harriers were lost, five shot down by ground fire and four due to accidents. None were shot down in air-to-air combat.

Did US support UK in Falklands War?

The U.S. Navy was willing to lend Britain an aircraft carrier during its 1982 campaign to retake the Falkland Islands from Argentina if the Royal Navy lost either of its two carriers, Defense Department officials said yesterday.

Do Falkland Islanders have British passports?

The new Act conferred full British citizenship on the residents of the Falkland Islands, giving them more preferential status than that of other BDTCs, including BDTCs of Gibraltar (whose British citizenship must be voluntarily applied for).

Who really owns Falklands?

The Falklands (or Islas Malvinas) exercised its right to self-determination in 2013 and voted to retain their status as an overseas territory of the UK. The island has its own government and is financially independent.

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