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The Conflict after 30 years: 3,140 Falkland Islanders want to be British

by | 2nd, April 2012

THE Falklands Islands are British because the 3,140 Falkland Islanders who live there want them to be…

Pictures of the war are here .

Sybie Summers, owner of the Pod gift shop, shows a five pounds note of local currency in Stanley, Falkland Islands. Falkland Islanders are still bristling over the invasion by Argentina 30 years ago, but they’re not complaining about its aftermath. The April 2, 1982 invasion led by Argentina’s dictators and the subsequent war with Britain launched a process that transformed the islands from a sleepy backwater of sheep farms into a prosperous outpost whose residents enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the Western Hemisphere.

Argentine soldiers

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