Human History: The Falklands War

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Understanding war
Throughout human history, human nature has led to conflicts. Disagreements, no matter the size, have been leading human into war. In time of war, bloods are shed and chaos roams on the battlefield. However, after it ends, the consequence can be seen; the destruction of constructions and lives. Casualties of war can be less than a hundred or more than sixty millions (Golingai) (White). These are the reasons why people perceive war as gory, uncontrollable and ruinous. Nevertheless, there are two sides for every coin. Without war, there will not be fast technological advancement such as stainless steel, plastic surgery, microwave ovens and the internet (Evans) (Schellhase). Revolutionary wars light up the flame of independence,
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Despite of being a dispute about territories with a war that lasted for ten weeks, the Falklands War has made a huge footprint on Argentina and the United Kingdom; changing the form of government on the former and the rise of Margaret Thatcher on the latter. This makes the Falklands War different from other wars; it changes the politics on both sides of the war.
Before we delve into the story of the Falklands War, we should first understand what are the Falkland Islands (Isla Malvinas in Spanish), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SG SSI as an acronym).
General information regarding mentioned territories: These islands are located on the Southern Atlantic Ocean, near the Antarctica and Southern tip of South America with the Falklands nearer to the latter while SG SSI is at the middle of the Ocean. Both territories are under the British rule with the status of being British Overseas
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Her party won the 1983 election as well as the following 1987 election and continued Thatcherism.
The two opposing countries were not the only one affected by the war. USA was seen sending supplies to UK which violated the treaty signed with Latin American countries called the Rio Treaty and marked the failure of the treaty. This prompted Mexico to resign the treaty in 2002 (BBC).
On March, 2013, Falkland Islanders were asked to vote to be or not to be with UK as an overseas territory. The result was 99.8% of all the voters opted for continuing being with the British.
The Falklands War has been a subject for many entertainment media, from movies to songs. Documentaries are made about the war, war veteran and Margaret Thatcher. Memorials were built for remembrance of the war. Argentina also has a public holiday in memorial of the Guerra de las Malvinas called the Malvinas Day (Office
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