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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Falkland Islands
Islas Malvinas
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalStanley
Land Area
LocationSouth America, The Americas
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesFK, FLK, 2381
Internet Domain.fk2
CurrencyPound (FKP)3
Telephone+5004

1. Overview

#argentina #spain #UK

Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982. With hostilities ended and Argentine forces withdrawn, UK administration resumed. In response to renewed calls from Argentina for Britain to relinquish control of the islands, a referendum was held in March 2013, which resulted in 99.8% of the population voting to remain a part of the UK.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

2. Falkland Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the Falkland Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Gender Equality

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Falkland Islands is notable for its equality between the sexes.

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4. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below6:

Christian67.2%
Muslim0.3%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.2%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated31.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian 67.2%, none 31.5%, other 1.3% (2006 census)7.

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5. The Internet

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/falkland_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fk.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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