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Falklands War II


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bunky
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What exactly is so special about these islands?





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What exactly is so special about these islands?



Oil.






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CITWTT
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To Argentina PRIDE, to Britain it is just a forward operating base for the Navy in the southern hemisphere. Argentina generally gets pissy over them when thier internal political dynamics get to be crappy.





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To Argentina PRIDE








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To Argentina PRIDE, to Britain it is just a forward operating base for the Navy in the southern hemisphere. Argentina generally gets pissy over them when thier internal political dynamics get to be crappy.


Britain is holding onto the last vestiges of it's empire. Argentina/Cristina Fernandez needs a distraction from it's faltering economy/botched plastic surgery.






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Mike da Tigah
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From what I've been able to gather, the inhabitants of the Island heavily favor Brittain over Argentena, or at least they did back in the first Falklands conflict.







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From what I've been able to gather, the inhabitants of the Island heavily favor Brittain over Argentena, or at least they did back in the first Falklands conflict.


No they still do, most are descendants of Brits. They've made it crystal clear that they want the right to self-determination (essentially aligned with Britain) while the Argentines want to govern the land.

The chances this breaks into armed conflict are smaller than minuscule. While Britain lacks the ability to project power, Argentina can barely provide an offensive capability and can not in anyway survive the economic sanctions if they were the aggressor.






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Jma313
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The UK will just curb stomp Argentina again. 1 aircraft carrier > infantry units





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A friend from England was amongst the Royal marines during that little contest in the 80s, Argentina didn't do too well then, and won't do any better if they go for it now.





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Porky
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The UK will just curb stomp Argentina again. 1 aircraft carrier > infantry units


It was fairly one-sided but one thing I remember most vividly was when the HMS Sheffield got hit (sunk?) with a missile.






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The UK will just curb stomp Argentina again. 1 aircraft carrier > infantry units


One problem, the UK decommissioned it's only carrier.

No long range bombers either, as they decommissioned the Avro Vulcan (the Vulcan attacks - Black Buck raids) were a logistical nightmare and barely effective.






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It was fairly one-sided but one thing I remember most vividly was when the HMS Sheffield got hit (sunk?) with a missile.


HMS Sheffield sunk by an Exocet missile.






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Long story short, Britain has the ability to prevent any Argentine naval movement toward the Falklands, owing to the Astute/Trafalgar class subs and Type 42 Destroyers they have out there.

They also have a squadron of Eurofighter Typhoons for air superiority, but they would be hardpressed if against all odds the Argentines somehow got a foothold on the island. In the end it would be a very expensive, boring draw.






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CarrolltonTiger
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Britain is holding onto the last vestiges of it's empire.


I think the inhabitants also overwhelmingly English by culture and inclination and have no desire to become Argentinians.






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I think the inhabitants also overwhelmingly English by culture and inclination and have no desire to become Argentinians.


This is most certainly true. However the Brits relish what little property they still hold. Ascension Island is another one. (Though it is essentially uninhabited)






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Porky
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HMS Sheffield sunk by an Exocet missile.

I remember the missile strike being shown again and again on television. It was quite a surprise and I'm thinking some innovative countermeasures were used afterwards which would minimize the chances for success with that type of attack.



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Just take a look at the chain guns mounted on the Aegis cruisers/frigates just for missiles. They fire t so rapid rate per minute it is essentially a wall of bullets to maneuveur through for the missiles.





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DonChowder
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I think what you meant to say was....Aregntine women >>> Brit women.





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It was fairly one-sided but one thing I remember most vividly was when the HMS Sheffield got hit (sunk?) with a missile.





from the documentary i watched, was kind of a fluke. The ship had it's radar off while sending a communication transmission back to England, and didn't know it was inbound.

the Exorcet was the only thing Argentina had at its arsenal that did any damage.







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