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philadam
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sleepiB
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Argentina deserves the Falkland Isalnds

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/12/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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philadam

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The Falkland islands are obviously more geographically located to Argentina than the UK
All i will say for now is that England gave up most of its other colonies but has kept this one for no apparent reason.
Argentina deserves it as the people on the Islands feel more Argentinean than English
I will debate more after i have been responded to
sleepiB

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The people of The Falkland Islands deserve to govern themselves, and should not be subject to either Britain, or Argentina.
Debate Round No. 1
philadam

Pro

the statement you just made is completly wrong
the falkland isalnds are a colony, and would not be able to survive by governing themselves.
They need a country to support them and what better one than Argentina which is geographically and culturally related to them
sleepiB

Con

Small nations do not need to be subject to the governing rule of a second party in order to survive. There is vast precedent of it only because of rampant fear mongering and power jockeying, by the leaders of the more historically militant and territorially competitive countries(Most notably, Portugal, Britain, Spain, The United States, and The Soviet Union).

By remaining neutral, and focusing on international trade, small countries can ask for military and disaster assistance from any or all of their trading partners. There is nowhere near as much threat from rogue states as there once was, and there are defensive options, even without UN intervention.

All other public services are most efficiently provided by government of much more limited scope.
Debate Round No. 2
philadam

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I have lived in the Falkland Islands and i have witnessed first hand the disagreement of an English rule.
There is more to surviving as a nation than trade a peace, it isa proper government that appeals to the people, which there isnt with British, and also the amount of resources and support
Living in the Falkland islands a couple of years ago, i respect your opinion but I have witnessed the problems with the British rule and how the citizens consider themselves more argentian than British
sleepiB

Con

Whether or not Argentina deserves control of the Falkland Islands has absolutely nothing to do with the British, the British don't deserve control either. There is no justification for such a proclamation of entitlement.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
I've not heard much complaint from any recently.
What colonies are you thinking of?

Also, how do the great imperial powers use these colonies to dominate trade?
Posted by The_Deeps 9 years ago
The_Deeps
All 5 of the permanent UN members are still using imperialism to dominate trade. No other nation in the entire world has any colonies. It is pathetic how us 5 members consider ourselves to be the most "free" lands in the world, yet we do not give any of these colonies their independence. All colonies should decide whether or not who governs them, just like our original 13 did at one point in time.
Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
Well Philadam, you really must take issue with the Wikipedia article on the Falklands.
It says that:
a) The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
b) The islands' residents reject the Argentine sovereignty claim
c) Their anthem is "God Save the Queen"
d) Their currency is tied to the UK Pound, and Sterling notes and coins circulate interchangeably with the local currency
e) Their flag carries the Union Jack
f) British military expenditures make a significant contribution to the economy

Given the they are self-governing, what form did their disagreement with British rule take?
:-)
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