History UsefulNotes / TheFalklandIslands

13th Apr '16 7:34:55 AM Jhonny
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Who settled the island first (there are no natives) is a vexed question, as numerous theoretical claims overlapped and everyone tried to act on them at about the same time: Britain? Spain? France? USA? Argentina? The Argentines want the islands, or wanted them (there is dispute about whether the military junta which went to war for them fell because of the war, or because they lost). But the fact on the ground is that the people on the islands are British citizens (and voted overwhelmingly to remain as such) and the islands are currently under British control, and the residents seem to be happy with that arrangement. Anyone in the UK who suggests that the islands ought to be given to the Argentines tends to be shouted down very fast, very loudly, and with no great politeness. Holding the opposite opinion yields the same results in Argentina (In fact, even referring to them as the Falklands is very much a BerserkButton).

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Who settled the island first (there are no natives) is a vexed question, as numerous theoretical claims overlapped and everyone tried to act on them at about the same time: Britain? Spain? France? USA? Argentina? The Argentines want the islands, or wanted them (there is dispute about whether the military junta which went to war for them fell because of the war, or because they lost). But the fact on the ground is that the people on the islands are British citizens (and ([[VoluntaryVassal and voted overwhelmingly to remain as such) such]]) and the islands are currently under British control, and the residents seem to be happy with that arrangement. Anyone in the UK who suggests that the islands ought to be given to the Argentines tends to be shouted down very fast, very loudly, and with no great politeness. Holding the opposite opinion yields the same results in Argentina (In fact, even referring to them as the Falklands is very much a BerserkButton).
13th Apr '16 7:34:08 AM Jhonny
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It's most famous for UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, although there was also a notable naval battle there at the beginning of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The Falklands War significantly increased the fame (or notoriety) of the Exocet anti-ship missile. The British won, and have spent the following 30 or so years gloating about it. The Argentines lost, claim international bullying, and bring it up and make threatening noises, to which the British recently responded to by sending their newest destroyer to patrol around the islands. The rest of the international community mostly ignores it, the US having decided that it wasn't their problem and Argentina not being important enough to interest China or Russia, except for Spain, which also has a bone to pick with Britain (and funnily enough, that same destroyer spent some time in Gibraltar too...)

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It's most famous for UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, although there was also a notable naval battle there at the beginning of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The Falklands War significantly increased the fame (or notoriety) of the Exocet anti-ship missile. The British won, and have spent the following 30 or so years gloating about it. The Argentines lost, claim international bullying, and bring it up and make threatening noises, to which the British recently responded to by sending their newest destroyer to patrol around the islands. The rest of the international community mostly ignores it, the US having decided that it wasn't their problem and Argentina not being important enough to interest China or Russia, except for Spain, which also has a bone to pick with Britain (and funnily enough, that same destroyer spent some time in Gibraltar too...)
17th Jan '16 1:05:20 PM MarkLungo
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* A full chapter of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]]-[[CthulhuMythos themed]] PointAndClick ''Prisoner of Ice'' is set on a British naval base on the Falklands. It doesn't involve the war against Argentina, as the action is set in 1937.

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* A full chapter of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]]-[[CthulhuMythos Lovecraft]]-[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos themed]] PointAndClick ''Prisoner of Ice'' is set on a British naval base on the Falklands. It doesn't involve the war against Argentina, as the action is set in 1937.



* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 {{Dogme 95}} film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.

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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 {{Dogme UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}} film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
8th Jan '16 7:24:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpittingImage'' began in 1983 after the war, but commonly used the Falklands as a setting whenever Thatcher wanted someone ReassignedToAntarctica.

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* ''SpittingImage'' ''Series/SpittingImage'' began in 1983 after the war, but commonly used the Falklands as a setting whenever Thatcher wanted someone ReassignedToAntarctica.
4th Aug '15 8:15:30 PM phoenix
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!!Tropes about the archipelago:

* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: You bet. Especially rockhoppers.
* LandmineGoesClick: Plenty were laid down during the war. They're still there, but (for the most part) cordoned off with signs and barbed wire, making it less of a problem than post-war landmines in other former battlefields.

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!!Tropes about the archipelago:

* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: You bet. Especially rockhoppers.
* LandmineGoesClick: Plenty were laid down during the war. They're still there, but (for the most part) cordoned off with signs and barbed wire, making it less of a problem than post-war landmines
%%!!Tropes as portrayed in other former battlefields.

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2nd Jun '15 6:32:52 PM PaulA
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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 [[Main/{{Dogme95}} Dogme 95]] film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.

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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 [[Main/{{Dogme95}} Dogme 95]] {{Dogme 95}} film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
2nd Jun '15 8:41:12 AM allium
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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 {{Dogme95}} film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.

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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 {{Dogme95}} [[Main/{{Dogme95}} Dogme 95]] film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
2nd Jun '15 8:40:25 AM allium
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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 Dogme95 film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.

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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 Dogme95 {{Dogme95}} film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
2nd Jun '15 8:40:04 AM allium
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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 Main/Dogme95 film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.

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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 Main/Dogme95 Dogme95 film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
2nd Jun '15 8:39:27 AM allium
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* ''Fuckland'' (aka ''F***land''), a 2000 Main/Dogme95 film that centers on an Argentinian man's attempt to start a "sexual invasion" by seducing and impregnating a Falklander woman during a week-long stay there.
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