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Old 01-12-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Do you think relations between our countries will improve, I've always felt an affinity with Argentina from football to their wine and their passionate fans at rock concerts ( saw Oasis live 2009). Shame the war has clouded that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:00 PM
 
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Or, is the Falkland/Malvinas war an obstacle in better British/Argentine relations?
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:10 PM
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Or, is the Falkland/Malvinas war an obstacle in better British/Argentine relations?
The easiest and fastest way to make an Argentinian dislike you is by calling the Malvinas Islands as Falkland Islands, and not supporting Argentina in that battle. Trust me on this. lol
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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The easiest and fastest way to make an Argentinian dislike you is by calling the Malvinas Islands as Falkland Islands, and not supporting Argentina in that battle. Trust me on this. lol
Ditto. I always advocate for self-determination of Falkland Islanders, however, when I've done that in Argentine company it produces an almost irrational level of hatred towards me.

I once tried to bring an Argentine band to perform in the UK via a government sponsored visa program and they literally wrote to me; "Colombian brother, we would love to perform for your organisation but please don't let it be sponsored by that sh****ty government". Needless to say the gig didn't happen, the feeling is still raw among many although others are less bothered, this occurrence took me by surprise though.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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Ok, a tentative hand of friendship snapped off, then Falkland it is. We lost hundreds of British service lives.These islands never were Argentinian as they didn't exist before your country existed, Spanish empire but not Argentinian, it was only a British whaling colony until then. Just curious when were the Malvinas islands that important to you?
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Do you know forget it Americas, I have just sold my house and there is too much crap going on for this. If I see Liam I would say don`t bother touring their again.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Ok, a tentative hand of friendship snapped off, then Falkland it is. We lost hundreds of British service lives.These islands never were Argentinian as they didn't exist before your country existed, Spanish empire but not Argentinian, it was only a British whaling colony until then. Just curious when were the Malvinas islands that important to you?
First of all take a deep breath, secondly who are you referring your question to? No one has said that Malvinas are important to them we are simply relaying personal experiences relating to the subject.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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This is not about the Malvinas but about improving relations? deep breathe. But honestly Europe has its own problems without bothering South America, lets just close this.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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This is not about the Malvinas but about improving relations? deep breathe. But honestly Europe has its own problems without bothering South America, lets just close this.
Maybe a positive Argentine comment will lighten your mood...let's wait and see.

I'm pretty sure relations are fine, a significant number of Brits and Argentines visit each others countries, this is just a sensitive subject. Moreso for Argentines than Brits and even then there's some that don't really care.

I would be interested to know how a Trelew native feels on the subject, being Welsh and all.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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I agree with England Dan here. The Falklands were never under Argentina to begin with. They were uninhabited until Europeans discovered them and then went through various phases of British, French and Spanish rule.

In theory, the issue shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but it remains a point of contention between the two countries. It doesn’t help that Argentina’s previous president Cristina de Kirchner decided to reassess her claim on the island.

Most Falklanders (99.8 %) have expressed a desire to remain a British Overseas Territory.
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