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Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#1 Jan 22, 2013
To give one and all an idea of the very rich history of my country - the Falkland Islands

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1713/14 – the Treaties of Utrecht are signed, ending the War of Spanish Succession. Philip, Duke of Anjou is recognized as Philip V, King of Spain. Two of the Treaties concern British/Spanish relations; the first is a peace agreement, the second deals with commercial matters.

Under Article 8 of the peace agreement, Britain promises to assist in the return of Spanish possessions in the West Indies, as they had existed at the start of the war in 1701

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Article VIII

That there be a free use of navigation and commerce between the subjects of each kingdom, as it was heretofore, in time of peace, and before the declaration of this late war, in the reign of Charles the Second, of glorious memory, Catholic King of Spain, according to the treaties of friendship, confederation, and commerce, which were formerly made between both nations, according to ancient customs, letters patents, cedulas, and other particular acts; and also according to the treaty or treaties of commerce which are now, or will forthwith be made at Madrid.
And whereas, among other conditions of the general peace, it is by common consent established as a chief and fundamental rule, that the exercise of navigation and commerce to the Spanish West Indies should remain in the same state it was in the time of the aforesaid King Charles the Second; that therefore this rule may hereafter be observed with inviolable faith, and in a manner never to be broken, and thereby all causes of distrust and suspicion concerning that matter may be prevented and removed, it is especially agreed and concluded, that no licence; nor any permission at all; shall at any time be given, either to the French, or to any nation whatever, in any name, or under any pretence, directly or indirectly, to sail, to traffic in, or introduce negroes, goods, merchandizes, or any things whatsoever, into the dominions subject to the crown of Spain in America, except what may be agreed by the treaty or treaties of commerce abovesaid, and the rights and privileges granted in a certain convention, commonly called El Assiento de Negros, whereof mention is made in the twelfth article; except also whatsoever the said Catholic King, or his heirs or successors, shall promise by any contract or contracts for the introduction of negroes into the Spanish West Indies, to be made after that the convention or the Assiento de Negros above-mentioned shall be determined.
And, that more strong and full precautions may be taken on all sides, as abovesaid, concerning the navigation and commerce to the West Indies, it is hereby further agreed and concluded, that neither the Catholic King, nor any of his heirs and successors whatsoever, shall sell, yield, pawn, transfer, or by any means, or under any name, alienate from them and the crown of Spain, to the French, or to any other nations whatever, any lands, dominions, or territories, or any part thereof, belonging to Spain in America. On the contrary, that the Spanish dominions in the West Indies may be preserved whole and entire, the Queen of Great Britain engages, that she will endeavour, and give assistance to the Spaniards, that the ancient limits of their dominions in the West Indies be restored, and settled as they flood in the time of the above-said Catholic King Charles the Second, if it shall appear that they have in any manner, or under any pretence, been broken into, and lessened in any part, since the death of the aforesaid Catholic King Charles the Second.
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Richmond Hill, Canada

#2 Jan 22, 2013
The REAL HISTORY!

The timeline is clear -

1493 - Alexander VI negotiates a treaty between Spain and Portugal, draws a line north to south down the Atlantic 100 leagues west of the Azores, granting everything East of the line to Portugal and everything west of the line to Spain.

1540 - Francisco de Ribera lands and claims the islands for Spain, Feb. 4th.

1690 - Strong lands merely to provision, makes no proclamation of title, claim, or sovereignty.

1713 - Utrecht ratified Spain’s control over its territories in the Americas, including the Falklands.

1750 - the Treaty of Madrid is signed, legitimizing the principle of Uti Possidetis into a concept of law,“De Jure”.

1764 - Bougainville arrives at the islands.

1765 - The King of France formally recognizes Spain's claim and title to the islands.

1767 - Bougainville's 15 remaining settlers formally are placed under the control of Spanish governor Puente, who had arrived from Montevideo with Bougainville.

1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.

1774 - Britain withdraws her settlement from the islands.

1780 - Spain destroys what remains of the British settlement. Britain voices no objection.

1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.

1795 - Spain reorganizes its colonial possessions. The islands pass under the direct administration of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate.

1816 - The United Provinces declare their independence and inherit, per UPJ, all territories formerly administered by the Viceroyalty, including Malvinas Islands.

1820 - Colonel Jewett, a duly commissioned officer of the UP, formally takes possession.

1833 - Britain invades the islands by force.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#3 Jan 22, 2013
1869 – May 1st

In his 'Message to Congress', Argentina's President Domingo Sarmiento announces;

" The state of our foreign relations fulfills the aspirations of the country. Nothing is claimed from us by other nations; we have nothing to ask of them except that they will persevere in manifesting their sympathies, with which both Governments and peoples have honored the Republic, both for its progress and its spirit of fairness.. "

taken from: Heraclio Mabragaña 1910, vol. III, p. 286

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#4 Jan 22, 2013
January 5th 1821,

David Jewett is commissioned Colonelin the service of the National Marines, by Matias Irigogyen, Minister of War.

Revista del Archivo Nacional de Historia, Sección del Azuay, Issue 5, pp. 120-121

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#5 Jan 22, 2013
March 21st,

Colonel David Jewett, takes command of the Heroina, and sails after Spanish prey.

“There is scarcely a Buenos Ayrean privateer which has not committed piracy of every description - it appears that at Buenos Ayres itself commissions of Artigas have been sold to the Captains of the Buenos Ayres privateers, who have gone to sea, and used one or the other commission as suited their purposes... There is not a day passes but we hear of new crimes of this description committed under the flag and commission of Buenos Ayres ..."

John Quincy Adams July 20th, 1820

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#6 Jan 22, 2013
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS wrote:
The REAL HISTORY!
The timeline is clear -

1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.
February 7th 1771,

Madrid sends out orders for the restitution; “To Don Felipe Ruiz Puente.”

It being agreed between the King and his Britannic Majesty, by a Convention signed in London on the 22d of January last past, by the Prince of Masserano and the Earl of Rochford, that the Great Malouine, called by the English Falkland, should be immediately replaced in the precise situation in which it was before it was evacuated by them on the 10th June last year; I signify to you, by the King’s order, that, as soon as the person commissioned by the Court of London, shall present himself to you with this, you order the delivery of the Port de la Cruzada or Egmont, and its fort and dependencies, to be effected, as also of all the artillery, ammunition and effects, that were found there, belonging to his Britannic Majesty and his subjects, according to the inventories signed by George Farmer and William Maltby, Esqs., on the 11th July of the said year, at the time of their quitting the same, of which I send you the enclosed copies, authenticated under my hand; and that, as soon as the one and the other shall be effected with the due formalities, you cause to retire immediately the officer and other subjects of the King which may be there. God preserve you many years.

Pardo, 7th February 1771.“The Balio Fray, Don Julian De Arriaga.

Puts that on eright does it not..?

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#8 Jan 22, 2013
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS wrote:
The REAL HISTORY!
The timeline is clear -

1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.
October 28th,

Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Sound Convention No.1

(NOTE: THIS, THE FIRST OF 3 CONVENTIONS, WAS INTENTIONALLY VAGUE AND ONLY SOUGHT TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE IN GENERAL TERMS. THE INSERTION OF THE WORD ‘ADJACENT’ UNDOUBTEDLY PLACED THE FALKLAND ISLANDS OUTSIDE THE AGREEMENT. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DICTIONARIES REFER TO,'LYING NEAR','NEAR OR BORDERING UPON','CONTIGUOUS OR TOUCHING','MEETING SO AS TO TOUCH', ETC. THE FALKLANDS ARE 300 NAUTICAL MILES FROM PATAGONIA, A DISTANCE GREATER THAN THAT LYING BETWEEN LONDON AND PARIS. NOR WERE THERE ANY SPANISH SETTLEMENTS ON THE MAINLAND COAST OPPOSITE THE FALKLANDS AT THIS TIME.)

(The Treaty of San Lorenzo);

'Article 6: It is further agreed with respect to the eastern and western coasts of South America and the islands adjacent, that the respective subjects shall not form in the future any establishment on the parts of the coast situated to the south of the parts of the same coast and of the islands adjacent already occupied by Spain; it being understood that the said respective subjects shall retain the liberty of landing on the coasts and islands so situated for objects connected with their fishery and of erecting thereon huts and other temporary structures serving only those objects.'

(NOTE:
.. IT IS EVIDENT THAT BY NO STRETCH OF IMAGINATION CAN A POINT ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF SITUATED SAY A HUNDRED MILES, OR EVEN MUCH LESS, FROM A GIVEN COAST, BE REGARDED AS “ADJACENT” TO IT'- NORTH SEA CONTINENTAL SHELF CASES, INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE, 1969.)

Article 7: In all cases of complaint or infraction of the articles of the present convention, the officers of either party, without permitting themselves previously to commit any violence or act of force, shall be bound to make an exact report of the affair, and of its circumstances, to their respective Courts, who will terminate such differences in an amicable manner.”

(NOTE: NOOTKA FORMS ONE OF THE FOUNDATIONS FOR ARGENTINA'S ARGUMENT FOR SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS OVER THE FALKLANDS ON THE BASISTHAT THE BRITISH ACTION OF 1833 WAS PROHIBITED BY THIS TREATY. SPAIN, UNDER ARTICLE 7, DID NOT COMPLAIN IN 1833.)

The agreement also contains a 'Secret Article'; “Since by article 6 of the present convention it has been stipulated, respecting the eastern and western coasts of South America, that the respective subjects shall not in the future form any establishment on the parts of these coasts situated to the south of the parts of the said coasts actually occupied by Spain, it is agreed and declared by the present article that this stipulation shall remain in force only so long as no establishment shall have been formed by the subjects of any other power on the coasts in question. This secret article shall have the same force as if it were inserted in the convention.”

(NOTE: RARELY MENTIONED BY ARGENTINA, THIS CLAUSE IS BELIEVED BY SOME COMMENTATORS TO JUSTIFY BRITAIN'S REASSERTION OF ITS CLAIM.)

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS

Richmond Hill, Canada

#9 Jan 23, 2013
Deanstreet wrote:
1869 – May 1st
In his 'Message to Congress', Argentina's President Domingo Sarmiento announces;
" The state of our foreign relations fulfills the aspirations of the country. Nothing is claimed from us by other nations; we have nothing to ask of them except that they will persevere in manifesting their sympathies, with which both Governments and peoples have honored the Republic, both for its progress and its spirit of fairness.. "
taken from: Heraclio Mabragaña 1910, vol. III, p. 286
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS
LIAR! PELOTUDO!
Terry Hill

São Paulo, Brazil

#10 Jan 23, 2013
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS wrote:
<quoted text>
LIAR! PELOTUDO!
How are things in the City of Vaughan with all those Italians. You remember the place that you keep denying your from proven liar.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#11 Jan 23, 2013
November 30th, 1832

The Argentine garrison mutinies and murders its Commander. The offenders are captured by crewmen from the British schooner, Rapid, which is at the port effecting repairs, and those from a French whaler together with some of Vernet's gauchos.
7 prisoners are detained on the Rapid, which is chartered to take them to Buenos Aires.
Luis Vernet's 'Report', previously returned to the Government of Buenos Aires by Francis Baylies unread, is published and sent to the US Government;

“Had I supposed that Vernet was the real Minister of Foreign Affairs at Buenos Ayres I should have read his memorial and replied to it. But if my attendants interpreted aright no such assertion was made to me. Nevertheless as that memorial is now avowed by that Government, and has been communicated to this in a printed book ..”

Source: Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Inter-American Affairs 1831 – 1860

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS

Scarborough, Canada

#12 Jan 24, 2013
Terry Hill wrote:
<quoted text>
How are things in the City of Vaughan with all those Italians. You remember the place that you keep denying your from proven liar.
PELOTUDO! IGNORANT! EXCREMENT!
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS

Scarborough, Canada

#13 Jan 24, 2013
The REAL HISTORY!

The timeline is clear -

1493 - Alexander VI negotiates a treaty between Spain and Portugal, draws a line north to south down the Atlantic 100 leagues west of the Azores, granting everything East of the line to Portugal and everything west of the line to Spain.

1540 - Francisco de Ribera lands and claims the islands for Spain, Feb. 4th.

1690 - Strong lands merely to provision, makes no proclamation of title, claim, or sovereignty.

1713 - Utrecht ratified Spain’s control over its territories in the Americas, including the Falklands.

1750 - the Treaty of Madrid is signed, legitimizing the principle of Uti Possidetis into a concept of law,“De Jure”.

1764 - Bougainville arrives at the islands.

1765 - The King of France formally recognizes Spain's claim and title to the islands.

1767 - Bougainville's 15 remaining settlers formally are placed under the control of Spanish governor Puente, who had arrived from Montevideo with Bougainville.

1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.

1774 - Britain withdraws her settlement from the islands.

1780 - Spain destroys what remains of the British settlement. Britain voices no objection.

1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.

1795 - Spain reorganizes its colonial possessions. The islands pass under the direct administration of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate.

1816 - The United Provinces declare their independence and inherit, per UPJ, all territories formerly administered by the Viceroyalty, including Malvinas Islands.

1820 - Colonel Jewett, a duly commissioned officer of the UP, formally takes possession.

1833 - Britain invades the islands by force.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#14 Jan 24, 2013
1690– January 27th,

the Islands are sighted by Captain John Strong from the ship Welfare. Strongrecords in his log, ".. this land doth show like a great many Islands, it is a large land and lyeth East and West nearest, there is several keys that lye along the shore. we sent our boat on shore to one of them and they brought on board abundance of Pengwins and other fowl and seal .."

On January 29th 1690, the Welfare sails down the passage between the main Islands which he names 'Fawlkland Channel'after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland; the sponsor of the voyage.
Capt. Strong makes the first recorded landing at Bold Cove; " Wednesday this morning we weighed and stood unto an harbour on ye west side and there came to one anchor and sent our boat on shoar for fresh water and did kill abundance of geese and ducks but as far as wood there is none."

“As for Hawkins Land, tis parted by a great sound which we passed through ...The Sound in several places was so full of weeds that the ship could hardly make her way and if one might judge by appearance, there it was we sailed through a medow. The island,if it were not quite destitute of wood would make a Nobel plantation;it bears an English name, good Harbage and a great variety of land and sea fowl.”

Source: Richard Simpson, crew member.

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#15 Jan 24, 2013
UN Resolution 1514 (1960)

Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
" THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

MINDFUL of the determination proclaimed by the peoples of the world in the Charter of the United Nations to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

CONSCIOUS of the need for the creation of conditions of stability and well-being and peaceful and friendly relations based on respect for the principles of equal rights and self-determination of all peoples, and of universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion,

RECOGNIZING the passionate yearning for freedom in all dependent peoples and the decisive role of such peoples in the attainment of their independence.

AWARE of the increasing conflicts resulting from the denial of impediments in the way of the freedom of such peoples, which constitute a serious threat to world peace,

CONSIDERING the important role of the United Nations in assisting the movement for independence in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories,

RECOGNISING that the peoples of the world ardently desire the end of colonialism in all its manifestations,

CONVINCED that the continued existence of colonialism prevents the development of international economic co-operation, impedes the social, cultural and economic development of dependent peoples and militates against the United Nations ideal of universal peace,

AFFIRMING that peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law,

BELIEVING that the process of liberation is irresistible and irreversible and that, in order to avoid serious crises, an end must be put to colonialism and all practices of Segregation and discrimination associated therewith,

WELCOMING the emergence in recent years of a large number of dependent territories into freedom and independence, and recognizing the increasingly powerful trends towards freedom in such territories which have not yet attained independence,

CONVINCED that all peoples have an inalienable right to complete freedom, the exercise of their sovereignty and the integrity of their national territory,

SOLEMNLY proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations;

CCONTINUED BELOW...
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#16 Jan 24, 2013
CONTINUED...

And to this end DECLARES that:

1. The subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and co-operation.

2. All peoples have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

3. Inadequacy of political, economic, social or educational preparedness should never serve as a pretext for delaying independence.

4. All armed action or repressive measures of all kinds directed against dependent peoples shall cease in order to enablethem to exercise peacefully and freely their right to complete independence, and the integrity of their national territory shallbe respected.

5. Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yetattained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, inaccordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom.

6. Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

7. All States shall observe faithfully and strictly the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the present Declaration on the basis of equality, non- interference in the internal affairs of all States, and respect for the sovereign rights of all peoples and their territorial integrity.”

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#17 Jan 24, 2013
Take particular notice of section 2, which I'll repeat for our malvinistas:

"2. All peoples have the right to SELF-DETERMINATION; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

Then section 5, regarding the transfer all powers to the people of that territory..

We have most of them already..

Or rather all the ones that we need..

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS

Richmond Hill, Canada

#19 Jan 24, 2013
Deanstreet wrote:
Take particular notice of section 2, which I'll repeat for our malvinistas:
"2. All peoples have the right to SELF-DETERMINATION; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."
Then section 5, regarding the transfer all powers to the people of that territory..
We have most of them already..
Or rather all the ones that we need..
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS
ALl the people,no the sheep excrements!
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS

Richmond Hill, Canada

#20 Jan 24, 2013
The REAL HISTORY!

The timeline is clear -

1493 - Alexander VI negotiates a treaty between Spain and Portugal, draws a line north to south down the Atlantic 100 leagues west of the Azores, granting everything East of the line to Portugal and everything west of the line to Spain.

1540 - Francisco de Ribera lands and claims the islands for Spain, Feb. 4th.

1690 - Strong lands merely to provision, makes no proclamation of title, claim, or sovereignty.

1713 - Utrecht ratified Spain’s control over its territories in the Americas, including the Falklands.

1750 - the Treaty of Madrid is signed, legitimizing the principle of Uti Possidetis into a concept of law,“De Jure”.

1764 - Bougainville arrives at the islands.

1765 - The King of France formally recognizes Spain's claim and title to the islands.

1767 - Bougainville's 15 remaining settlers formally are placed under the control of Spanish governor Puente, who had arrived from Montevideo with Bougainville.

1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.

1774 - Britain withdraws her settlement from the islands.

1780 - Spain destroys what remains of the British settlement. Britain voices no objection.

1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.

1795 - Spain reorganizes its colonial possessions. The islands pass under the direct administration of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate.

1816 - The United Provinces declare their independence and inherit, per UPJ, all territories formerly administered by the Viceroyalty, including Malvinas Islands.

1820 - Colonel Jewett, a duly commissioned officer of the UP, formally takes possession.

1833 - Britain invades the islands by force.
Terry Hill

São Paulo, Brazil

#21 Jan 24, 2013
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS wrote:
The REAL HISTORY!
The timeline is clear -
1493 - Alexander VI negotiates a treaty between Spain and Portugal, draws a line north to south down the Atlantic 100 leagues west of the Azores, granting everything East of the line to Portugal and everything west of the line to Spain.
1540 - Francisco de Ribera lands and claims the islands for Spain, Feb. 4th.
1690 - Strong lands merely to provision, makes no proclamation of title, claim, or sovereignty.
1713 - Utrecht ratified Spain’s control over its territories in the Americas, including the Falklands.
1750 - the Treaty of Madrid is signed, legitimizing the principle of Uti Possidetis into a concept of law,“De Jure”.
1764 - Bougainville arrives at the islands.
1765 - The King of France formally recognizes Spain's claim and title to the islands.
1767 - Bougainville's 15 remaining settlers formally are placed under the control of Spanish governor Puente, who had arrived from Montevideo with Bougainville.
1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.
1774 - Britain withdraws her settlement from the islands.
1780 - Spain destroys what remains of the British settlement. Britain voices no objection.
1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.
1795 - Spain reorganizes its colonial possessions. The islands pass under the direct administration of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate.
1816 - The United Provinces declare their independence and inherit, per UPJ, all territories formerly administered by the Viceroyalty, including Malvinas Islands.
1820 - Colonel Jewett, a duly commissioned officer of the UP, formally takes possession.
1833 - Britain invades the islands by force.
The REAL HISTORY!

1833 - Argentina loses
1982 - Argentina loses
2013 - Argentina, keeps on losing, loser.
JEM

Albufeira, Portugal

#22 Jan 25, 2013
MALVINAS ARGENTINAS wrote:
The REAL HISTORY!
The timeline is clear -
1493 - Alexander VI negotiates a treaty between Spain and Portugal, draws a line north to south down the Atlantic 100 leagues west of the Azores, granting everything East of the line to Portugal and everything west of the line to Spain.
1540 - Francisco de Ribera lands and claims the islands for Spain, Feb. 4th.
1690 - Strong lands merely to provision, makes no proclamation of title, claim, or sovereignty.
1713 - Utrecht ratified Spain’s control over its territories in the Americas, including the Falklands.
1750 - the Treaty of Madrid is signed, legitimizing the principle of Uti Possidetis into a concept of law,“De Jure”.
1764 - Bougainville arrives at the islands.
1765 - The King of France formally recognizes Spain's claim and title to the islands.
1767 - Bougainville's 15 remaining settlers formally are placed under the control of Spanish governor Puente, who had arrived from Montevideo with Bougainville.
1771 - Britain and Spain sign joint declarations, in which Spain declares her unquestioned sovereignty over the islands, while reserving limited British rights.
1774 - Britain withdraws her settlement from the islands.
1780 - Spain destroys what remains of the British settlement. Britain voices no objection.
1790 - Britain and Spain sign the Nootka Conventions, in which Britain's subjects retain the right to fish, land, and erect temporary structures, but no right to an establishment in islands “already occupied by Spain”.
1795 - Spain reorganizes its colonial possessions. The islands pass under the direct administration of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate.
1816 - The United Provinces declare their independence and inherit, per UPJ, all territories formerly administered by the Viceroyalty, including Malvinas Islands.
1820 - Colonel Jewett, a duly commissioned officer of the UP, formally takes possession.
1833 - Britain invades the islands by force.
Your history lesson is interesting Malv, if this is what Argentina takes as the history, I am not surprised they think they have a claim, based on this it appears that GB didn’t even show any interest or turn up until 1771 You have completely erased any British involvement before only adding in the limited British input when it to bolster your deceit. Your history line has more holes in it than Swiss Cheese.

The treaty by the way in 1771 was a bi-lateral agreement was it not? meaning both countries still retained their claim to sovereignty regardless of permission granted for the return of the Port and property etc. This makes sense in Law, it is like saying….‘without prejudice’ when stating something. It cannot be held against them later i.e Britain with the agreement of Spain is allowed back onto the islands, but that does not mean Spain now has sovereignty and total jurisdiction over the islands by the implication of agreeing to return the Port to GB.

It is a statement to return the islands to the status quo before the Spanish forced the British to leave. Both sides still have their claim to sovereignty intact and it is not prejudiced by Spain allowing GB to re-occupy.

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