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From: Charles Ellson <>
Subject: Re: News extracts: June 14, 1828: Affray at Rio Janeiro
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 04:56:54 +0100
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On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:00:33 -0400, katy <>
wrote:

>Charles Ellson wrote:
>
>> British settlers had been there since about 1765, following closely
>> after French settlers. There was also Spanish involvement and an
>> amount of mainly non-hostile passing of the islands between the three
>> countries. The Republic of Buenos Aires tried to claim the islands in
>> 1820 (with the US also sticking their oar in) as they had never been
>> formally colonised by the UK but withdrew their claim and the islands
>> were made a formal colony in 1833. Argentina never possessed the
>> islands until the unsuccessful war in 1982. Some of the
>> passing-the-parcel is described in:-
>> http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/scotia/gooant/gooant070703.htm
>
>Thank you for your reply...it's not a topic discussed in American
>history classes...
>
I don't think it received much more attention in the UK until 1982.


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