Why did the Falklands war happpen? Who was involved in the Falklands War, and What was the out come of Falklands War

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The Falklands War began on April 2, 1982. Argentine troops landed on the British owned Falkland Islands (Argentina called them the Malvinus Islands). President Leopoldo Galtieri authorized the attack. Fighting, which occurred mostly at sea between the Royal Navy and the Argentine Air Force, ended on June 14th following the British liberation of Port Stanley (the capital). Argentine forces surrendered and the British prevailed.

Argentina had said for a long time that the Falkland Islands were part of their territory. It is thought that the reason they invaded the islands was to divert attention away from problems at home such as human rights and economic issues.

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The Falkland Islands war was a war that happened in 1982.  It was fought between Argentina and England.  The war ended with Great Britain winning and keeping control of the Falkland Islands.

The Falkland Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Argentina.  The islands have been British territory ever since 1833.  However, because of where the islands are, Argentina claims them as well (the call them the Malvinas).  In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falklands, leading to the war.  Historians believe that the Argentine government (a military junta) attacked as a way of diverting attention from how bad the economic situation was in their country.

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