A view from the Rock of Gibraltar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean(Scott Wylie/Flickr)
A view from the Rock of Gibraltar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
(Scott Wylie/Flickr)

Empire’s Last Hurrah

March 15, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Two bastions of Britishness hold out against all odds. But their time is running out.

Once, Britain ruled the waves by virtue of its possession of virtually all of the world’s most strategic sea gates. Now, two of the most venerable remain fighting for the right to retain their British heritage, against strenuous efforts by Hispanic politicians to seek their possession: Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

Despite the fact that the populations of both these countries have overwhelmingly voted in support of continuing attachment to the Crown, and despite their legal standing of having been virtually gifted to Britain by Spanish overlords in the past, Spain (in respect of Gibraltar) and Argentina (in the case of the Falklands) now seek to repudiate their legal occupation by Britain and claim them as part of their own sovereign territory.

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