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[Politics] Argentinian Election



He'll be joining Bolsonaro on a Miami hospital bed within 2 or 3 years
 




Simster

"the man's an arse"
Jul 7, 2003
54,478
Surrey
It's a little closer than England is.
Yes but the point is that we are not claiming someone else's land based on proximity. How many other countries are demanding islands they've never owned despite them being 480km from their own coastline?

Spain and Gib is far more understandable, and the main reason that never progresses is that Spain hypocritically holds two towns on the Moroccan coast in much the same way.
 


Nobby Cybergoat

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
7,618
They were uninhabited when the Royal Navy found them in the 17th century.
Yeh, thanks for the history lesson

I personally don't think Argentina have a strong claim, less to do with length of tenure, more to do with the wishes of the population.

But if Argentina have no claim because they are 300 miles away, then it's hard to argue that we do from where we are
 


Thunder Bolt

Silly old bat
Yes but the point is that we are not claiming someone else's land based on proximity. How many other countries are demanding islands they've never owned despite them being 480km from their own coastline?

Spain and Gib is far more understandable, and the main reason that never progresses is that Spain hypocritically holds two towns on the Moroccan coast in much the same way.
Spain also owns the Canary Islands which are many, many, miles away.
 


Thunder Bolt

Silly old bat
Yeh, thanks for the history lesson

I personally don't think Argentina have a strong claim, less to do with length of tenure, more to do with the wishes of the population.

But if Argentina have no claim because they are 300 miles away, then it's hard to argue that we do from where we are
The population was zero. Not even the natives who lived in Argentina and Chile before the Spanish arrived.
 




PeterT

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2017
2,241
Hove
A few questions he could consider.

- Why are they known in Argentina as the Malvinas? It’s because they were named after French settlers from St Malo = Malouines. So Argentina‘s claim is not even as strong as the French one would be.
- Why is it called Tierra del Fuego? The land of fire, so there were people there already lighting fires, native people which surely means that Argentina has in some way effectively colonised and taken such land away from the original settlers?
- Why in Tierra del Fuego are there so many English place names, eg Harberton? Because the English settled that land before even the Spanish, so surely that means if they believe they have claims to the Falklands then we have claims to TdF?

(I don’t claim to know all there is to know on this topic, I’m sure someone will correct any of the above as necessary!)
 


Thunder Bolt

Silly old bat
A few questions he could consider.

- Why are they known in Argentina as the Malvinas? It’s because they were named after French settlers from St Malo = Malouines. So Argentina‘s claim is not even as strong as the French one would be.
- Why is it called Tierra del Fuego? The land of fire, so there were people there already lighting fires, native people which surely means that Argentina has in some way effectively colonised and taken such land away from the original settlers?
- Why in Tierra del Fuego are there so many English place names, eg Harberton? Because the English settled that land before even the Spanish, so surely that means if they believe they have claims to the Falklands then we have claims to TdF?

(I don’t claim to know all there is to know on this topic, I’m sure someone will correct any of the above as necessary!)
Tierra de Fuego is an archipelago at the tip of the mainland, and yes, there were local natives there before the Spanish. It is split between Argentina and Chile.
The Falklands are many miles to the east in the South Atlantic. My late Step Mum was born there.
 


PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
2,241
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Tierra de Fuego is an archipelago at the tip of the mainland, and yes, there were local natives there before the Spanish. It is split between Argentina and Chile.
The Falklands are many miles to the east in the South Atlantic. My late Step Mum was born there.
I have been to Argentina, including Tierra del Fuego, where I enjoyed a Devonshire Tea, marvelled at the British built railway system and the red pillar boxes, just near to Big Ben, in Buenos Aires and enjoyed seeing all the links to English football, rugby, polo.

i believe the split of TdF between Argentina and Chile was actually partly decided by the British too who were peacemakers to determine an equitable outcome!
 






PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
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“In a newspaper interview with La Nacion, a daily newspaper in Argentina, he proposed that the UK hand over the Falklands to his South American country in a similar way to how Hong Kong was given back over to Chinese rule in 1997”.

Bye bye human rights in the Falklands then if that happens. I’d give it 25 years max.
 


PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
2,241
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I fear he may have linked forces with Trump who might very well be president in 12 months and supporting Argentinas claim to the Faulklands
Can you imagine a world being run by Trump, Putin, Xi, this idiot, BoJo (unlikely) …..? 😳
 




Bakero

Languidly clinical
Oct 9, 2010
14,145
Almería
Yes but the point is that we are not claiming someone else's land based on proximity. How many other countries are demanding islands they've never owned despite them being 480km from their own coastline?

Spain and Gib is far more understandable, and the main reason that never progresses is that Spain hypocritically holds two towns on the Moroccan coast in much the same way.

Another thing to consider is Britain acquired Gib following the Spanish War of Succession, which just so happens to be when Spain took control of Catalonia.
 


Blue3

Well-known member
Jan 27, 2014
5,694
Lancing
Can you imagine a world being run by Trump, Putin, Xi, this idiot, BoJo (unlikely) …..? 😳
sadly yes I can ,the world is in turmoil and many are turning to the extreme right for answers

from Wiki

Right-wing or far-right nationalist parties are the biggest party in Switzerland (Swiss People's Party) and the ruling party in Italy (Brothers of Italy, Lega), in Hungary (Fidesz) and in Poland (United Right), part of the government in Finland (Finns Party) , while in Sweden (Swedish Democrats) and in Serbia (United Serbia)

it's a creeping cancer one that must be counted
 
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PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
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Another thing to consider is Britain acquired Gib following the Spanish War of Succession, which just so happens to be when Spain took control of Catalonia.
We also acquired Menorca under the same Treaty, time to get it back methinks ….. 😊
 




Bakero

Languidly clinical
Oct 9, 2010
14,145
Almería
Can you imagine a world being run by Trump, Putin, Xi, this idiot, BoJo (unlikely) …..? 😳

This thought reminds me of Gideon Rachman's book, Age of the Strongman, which gives a brief overview of the leaders mentioned, minus the nutter with a chainsaw. It's quite light but worth a read.
 












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