Falkland Islands

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


France established a settlement in 1764 and Britain a second settlement in 1765. In 1770 Spain bought out the French and drove off the British. This action on the part of Spain brought that country and Britain to the verge of war. The Spanish restored the settlement to the British in 1771, but the settlement was withdrawn on economic grounds in 1774. In 1806 Spanish rule was overthrown in Argentina, and the Argentine claimed to succeed Spain in the French and British settlements in 1820. The British objected and reclaimed their settlement in 1832 as a Crown Colony.


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Further Reading

  1. Falkland Islands: The Facts. HMSO. London, 1982Google Scholar
  2. Falkland Islands Journal. Stanley, from 1967Google Scholar
  3. Falkland Islands Review [Franks Report] Cmnd. 8787. HMSO. London, 1983Google Scholar
  4. Falklands Malvinas, Whose Crisis? Latin American Bureau, London, 1982Google Scholar
  5. Calvert, P., The Falklands Crisis: The Rights and the Wrongs. London, 1982Google Scholar
  6. Hanrahan, B. and Fox, R., ‘I counted them all out and I counted them all back’. London, 1982Google Scholar
  7. Flastings, M. and Jenkins, S., The Battle for the Falklands. London, 1983Google Scholar
  8. Hoffmann, F. L. and Hoffmann, O. M., Sovereignty in Dispute. London, 1984Google Scholar
  9. Phipps, C., What Future for the Falklands? London, 1977Google Scholar
  10. Shackleton, E., Falkland Islands Economic Study 1982. HMSO. London, 1982Google Scholar
  11. Strange, I. J., The Falkland Islands. 3rd ed. Newton Abbot, 1983.—The Falkland Islands and their Natural History. Newton Abbot, 1987Google Scholar

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