A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Why are the Falkland Islands important to British history?

Best Answers

By all means the Falklands war was a minor skirmish although almost 1000 people died including Argentinians, Brits and residents of Falkland islands. This war will be charted in history as one of Great Britain's victories but it will be charted as a minor footnote. read more

The history of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) goes back at least five hundred years, with active exploration and colonisation only taking place in the 18th century. Nonetheless, the islands have been a matter of controversy, as they have been claimed by the French, British, Spaniards and Argentines at various points. read more

1881: The Falkland Islands become financially independent. 1884: Argentina requests that the sovereignty dispute be submitted to independent arbitration, Britain refuses. The first mention of the Falkland Islands by Argentina for 34 years. 1886: Second peat slide destroys the exchange building and two women are killed. read more

Encyclopedia Research

Related Types

Further Research