Epilogue: Pathways to Integration
Efforts to revive British trade from the late 1950s were unsuccessful except during short bursts of Argentine economic growth. The British sector of the Argentine economy now comprised only a handful of multinationals led by Unilever and Imperial Chemical Industries. Neither played the same role as the former railway companies in providing employment for the British community and keeping the community together. Long term, the community declined, its ties with Britain gradually weakening. The section analyses British reactions to the Argentine military dictatorship of the late 1970s, a regime notorious for extreme repression. It concludes with the responses of the Anglo-Argentines to disputes over the Falkland Islands ending with the war of 1982. The war caused psychological crisis among many Anglo-Argentines. A centrepiece of the chapter is the integration of the British community in Argentina.