I can't help but see a GIANT elephant in the room....... Aren't Argentinians Spanish
So in accusing Brittons of being squatters on the Islands
are they not also Squatters of South America
Furthermore the Islands in Chronological Order of discovery and settlement is as follows:
1. Penguins and seaguls
2. Dutch (discovery)
3. French & British (Temporary)
4. British & Spanish(only temporary, a launching pad for a greater land theft).
5. British Colonised permanently (being the second longest colonitsts of the Islands, only second to penguins and Seaguls).
So looking at the details on my small list who deserves to live there
Further details: 1600 the Islands were rediscovered(being already known to exist by South American Indians) by the dutch then named Sebald Islands but
were not colonised.
90 years later Captain John Strong accidentally sailed into the islands but still not colonised. They continued to explore the Islands and the
Channel between was named the Falkland Channel after Anthony Cary Viscount of Falkland, and subsequently the Islands where given their name.
1764 commander Louis Antoine de Bougainville built the first settlement on Berkeley Sound, In 1765 British captain John Byron claimed Saunders Island
on West Falkland, he named the harbour Port Egmont and established a settlement 1766. Byron claimed the island group for King George III but didn't
know the french had already claimed parts of the Islands. Spain took the French colony in 1767, and placed an administrator there.
1770, Spain attacked Port Egmont and drove off the British. War was narrowly avoided by a treaty and the British got back the Port Egmont settlement.
Long story short.... 1829 Buenos Aires and Britain allowed a settlement on the Islands but under Brittish Protection...yada, yada Buenos Aires tried
to make it a prison colony but failed due to a mutiny, then in 1833 the Brittish ordered the Buenos Aires Garrison to go home and made the Islands
into a Naval Outpost but in 1840 the British permanently colonised the Islands.
So if your going by discovery it's the Dutch.....If your going by Colonised time its the British. If your going by locality it belongs to the Penguins
I have a suggestion which is completely and utterly fair...
Argentinians GO HOME to Spain.
Following that event then the Brittish Islanders might return to their own shores.
p.s just to add... 1517 or so population.... When it was quoted there was more than 2000 or more. Would you allow a Britton to vote in the US
presidential elections just because he worked there for a month? A Visitor or Long Stay Visitor... DOES NOT a voter make. Sounds like a play from the
Russia V Georgia playbook.
edit on 13-3-2013 by DreamerOracle because: (no reason given)