The aim of this paper is to explore the degree of international interaction of the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands. The paper argues that the way the islanders see themselves and interact with the rest of the world has evolved after, and as a result of, the 1982 war. The war was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom for the sovereignty of the islands. While the status of the islands in terms of national belonging did not vary significantly after the conflict, the Falkland Islands have undergone a transformation. In the last 34 years, the territory prospered in the form of economic and population growth. Islanders have experienced a transition from a small and isolated community to a more connected society. Demographic, social and cultural changes will be examined along with some thoughts about the likely future scenarios.
Andrea R. Bellot, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
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