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It is about 350km away from Argentina. Distance however means nothing, the people are people of their own nation and thus must decide their own fate. They choose to be British, I only have one bit of advice to the Argentinians who cry about the Falklands.... Get over it and Man up ffs.
You are getting economic terotorial waters mixed up with soverignty there mate. In which case I the UK is claiming France as British because it is only 26 miles off our shore, same goes for Netherlands and Norway.
Well as the Falklands was a Soverign nation before Argentina even existed, then maybe it should be the Falkland Islanders claiming Argentina as theirs then, well at least off your theory of who should own what.
But your area for debate is moot. Distance to teritory is only applicable in the time where the land does not already have recognised soverignty or at the very least an indiginous population. Argentina has no legal right to the Islands which is exactly the reason why they are still under British Soverignty. They can rattle their sabres all they want, we all know it is only for two reasons, with the first being that is gains political points for Kirchner with her people and secondly they are scared they will miss out on the copious amounts of oil underneath the surrounding areas of the Falklands. No oil and they wouldn't give two hoots.