Legacy of the Falklands War

Though the South Atlantic has been free of military conflict since 1982, geopolitics now extends to the realm of offshore oil.  Aside from being disastrous in terms of climate change, further oil development could pose a danger to Magellanic Penguins.  Moreover, military conflict has also damaged the environment, threatened wildlife habitat, and contributed to the destruction of tussac grass.  In addition, secret leaked cables indicate the British government isn’t exactly partial to environmentalism in the south Atlantic.

Memorial Wood to the fallen in Stanley: the legacy of the 1982 Falklands War is still a palpable reality.
Wreckage of an Argentine helicopter crash

The hamlet of Goose Green outside Stanley was briefly taken by the Argentines, and residents were held captive in a local hall.

Memorial hall
Makeshift museum in Goose Green

Argentine cemetery outside Stanley

Argentine shrine

British military memorial outside Stanley

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