Falkland Islands

Although the Falkland Islands are a British territory, they are actually located in the South Atlantic Ocean, near Argentina. This is often a source of political tensions.

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To which country do the Falkland Islands belong?

The Falklands/Malvinas' sovereignty is still in dispute, although the British has kept a settlement there for longer than any other country that claimed the islands (France, Spain, and later Argentina).

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What roll did AWACS play in the Falklands war?

AWACS was not used by the British forces as the British Government had scrapped the only ships able to carry an AWACS aircraft.

Argentina had no AWACS capability.

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What country controls the Falkland Islands off the coast of South America?

The United Kingdom controls the Falkland Islands, which was declared a British territory in 1830. The islands are also claimed by Argentina, which briefly seized the islands in 1982 until expelled by the UK in the Falklands War.
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What are the historical claims to the Falkland islands?

The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic and were originally part of the British Empire. The Falklands are occupied mostly by people of British descent and have been for about 200 years. In a referendum, 97% of the islanders voted to remain a British Overseas Territory. However, Argentina has long claimed sovereignty of the islands and in fact invaded the islands in 1982. Britain sent a military task force to retake the islands with considerable loss of life on both sides of the conflict. Argentina is still pressing for sovereignty of the islands and the islanders are still overwhelmingly adamant that they want to remain affiliated to Britain. It is unlikely that Argentina will try to retake the islands again, particularly as Britain now has a much bigger military presence on the islands than they did in 1982.

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Why did Britain win the Falklands War?

Because they had the military force, the capacity to project that force

and the will to apply that force.

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What is the capital city of the country the controls the Falkland island of the coast of south America?

The country is England and the capital is London.

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How many British soldiers died in Falklands Islands War?

The military losses by the British totaled 255. Thr Royal Air Force lost one

man. The Royal Marines lost 27. The Royal Navy lost 104. The Royal Army

lost 123.

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Which island group is closest to the south pole Solomon Hawaiian Falkland?

The Hawaiian islands are north of the equator and the Solomon Islands are in within the southern tropic, which means that the Falkland Islands are furthest south. The Falkland Islands.

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Where are the Falkland Islands?

The Falkland Islands are off the east coast of Argentina in South America.

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How many people died in the Falklands war?

256 British, 649 Argentine, and 3 Falkland Islanders.

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Who controls the Falkland Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean?

The United Kingdom.
It is a self-governing territory of the United Kingdom

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How long did the Falklands war last?

74 days

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When did the Falklands war start and finish?

It started on March 19 1982, when Argentininian forces occupied South Georgia, and ended on 14 June, when the Argentinian forces in the Falklands surrendered. Neither side, incidentally, actually declared war. April-June 1982.

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Are Falkland islands in the southern or northern hemisphere?

Southern hemisphere

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How long does it take from the UK to the Falkland islands by plane and ship?

Flight time from London to Stanley(capital of Falklands) 16hrs.


Sailing time from Southampton to Falklands: roughly 3 weeks.

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How has the Falkland's war influenced modern warship design?

The Falkands War had a major influence in not so much the design of warships, but int he armament that was employed on them. One of the major concerns during the Falkands War was the Exocet anti-ship missile, which could be launched from air forces employed during the conflict. Up until that point, there was no reliable method for fighting anti-ship missiles other than to try and not let the launching platform close range to the ship that was being protected. This basically meant that the Argentine planes that were in the area could not close to within the effective range of the missile. Therfore, after the war, much emphasis was placed on designing a weapon system that could be placed onboard a warship that would protect it from missiles fired at it. The Flakands War took place in 1982, and the CIWS Phalanx weapon system had been operationally tested by 1977, but had not been fully completed. Although no direct corrolation can be made to the final developemtn of CIWS and the Flakand War, it can be well assumed that due to the increasing threat from Exocet missiles, the CIWS Phalanx system was placed into full production as a shipboard missile defense system. Below of the specifications of that system: Primary FunctionAnti-ship missile defense Contractor Raytheon Systems Company

(formerly Hughes Missile Systems Company and purchased from General Dynamics Pomona Division in 1992) Weight 12,500 pounds (5,625 kg)

Later models 13,600 pounds (6,120 kg) Range Classified Gun Type M-61A1 Gatling Type of Fire 3,000 rounds per minute

- Later models 4,500 rounds/min

(starting 1988 production, Pneumatic Gun Drive) Magazine Capacity 989 rounds

Later models 1,550 rounds Caliber 20mm AmmunitionArmor Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS),

Depleted Uranium or Tungsten sub-caliber penetrator. Sensors Self-contained search and track radar Search Radar Ku-band; digital MTI Track Radar Ku-band; pulse Doppler monopulse E/O Sensor FLIR Imaging System with Automatic ACQ Tracker Fire Control Director with closed-loop spotting Gun Drive Pneumatic Mount Drive Electric Date Deployed 1980 (aboard USS Coral Sea)

Later models 1988 (aboard USS Wisconsin) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I doubt that the Falklands War had any great effect on warship design because the big battle was cancelled by a torpedo from a Brit sub. The Brit warships certainly had more futuristic weapons, but the older Argentine warships armed with guns instead of missiles were capable of sustaining much more damage. It is forever debatable which side would have won in a fleet encounter, and perhaps Argentina could have done no worse than to continue with their attack after their cruiser was sunk by the Brit sub. If this war had any effect on warship design, it was to continue the trend of building cheap and disposable warships with ever more fancy missiles and rapid-fire popguns. * The French Exocet missile (unlike the USN Harpoon and other anti-shipping missiles) has proved itself in war in 1982 and 1987. It is incapable of sinking a ship, but it can put a cheap warship like HMS Sheffield or USS Stark out of action. Sheffield was written off as a loss. It would have been less expensive to write off the Stark, but the ship was repaired at great cost to US taxpayers for reasons of national pride. * The Phalanx CIWS is made by General Dynamics which, presumably for reasons of basic geometry, advised the US Navy to place it on the main deck at the height which an enemy missile would approach, but the US Navy wanted it up high where everyone could see it. The Stark was hit before the 20mm could be brought to bear, and the captain of the Stark was made as a scapegoat. As with the Falklands War, no warship design changes were introduced as a result of this incident that this contributor knows of. A warship is not likely to see combat anymore, and those that do are disposable. * This contributor remembers seeing a half-page magazine advertisement for the Phalanx CIWS in 1978 or '79. It was billed in the ad as "the Fastest Gun in the West," and presumably available for any Free World country that wanted to buy it.

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Why did the british want Falkland Islands?

The British wanted the Falkland Islands, they are near Argentina, as they could use it as a Naval as well as airbase, for fueling ships and for keeping troops there in case of a war.

In international law, to extract minerals from Antarctica you need to have a coast facing it. The Falklands were known of as early as 1502. They were colonized by various countries, firstly by the British in 1592, nearly 400 years before the Falklands war. They were used as a base for the Whaling and Sealing industries and ship repair and had occupation/ownership declared by various nationalities (never by Argentina but certainly by Spanish and Germans working out of Buenos Aries) through to 1833 when British sovereignty was re-established. Las Malvinas comes from the period of french colonisation in 1754 when the Falklands were known as Îles Malouines (Breton for ST Malo). The remains of the earliest occupants found in the Falkland Islands are thought to be those of the indigenous population of Tierra Del Fuego.

If you're talking about the present tense, it is because the Falkland Islanders want to be British.

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What country do the Canary Islands belong to?

The Canary Islands belong to Spain but not in the sense of a territory like Guam belongs to the US.

The Canary Islands are a province of Spain just as Hawaii is a state of the United States.

The province is called Santa Cruz de Tenerife and is also an autonomous community of the same name.

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How was aluminium used in the Falklands War?

I can think of two ways the British Navy used aluminum; one which worked to their advantage, and the other which worked to their disadvantage.

1) To their disadvantage, several British warships were knocked out of action because they followed the US Navy trend of a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. It saved weight and made the ships more economical to build, but they were not as tough than the older all-steel warships used by the Argentine Navy, and more vulnerable to Exocet anti-ship missiles of the Argentine Air Force.

2) To their advantage, as I recall, at least one British destroyer saved itself from an Exocet attack by projecting aluminum chaff into the sky; strips of aluminum foil which confused the Argentine radar and caused the missile to miss its target.

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What is Falkland Island's Capital?

The capital of Falkland is Stanley.

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Is Falkland Islands 80 percent tropical rainforest?

yes the Falkland Islands 80% tropical rain forest

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Which one has a warmer climate the Falkland island or the Galapagos island?

Galapagos island is very very dry

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Why are the Falklands so important to Britain?

Britain recognises the sovereignity of the Falklands' citizens, that they are a part of the British Empire by choice. Britain will therefore not negotiate over the ownership of the islands, because they believe the decision lies solely with the citizens. However since they are subjects of the British Empire, Britain will defend them from foreign aggression.


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