Diplomacy of the United States and Great Britain in the History of Argentine Borders
The definition and maintenance of international borders is an especially sensitive political question, and on numerous occasions in the history of Argentina this has drawn in great powers especially Great Britain and the United States. Some of these problems found amicable solutions. Over the last century, there were instances in which Great Britain and the United States were involved in definition and settlement of Argentine borders through arbitrations that were respectfully accepted. At the same time, both of these great powers have affected Argentina’s position adversely in the Malvinas and its territorial waters, as well as in its portion of Antarctica. Disagreements and resentments about frontiers have continued to upset relations both between regional states and between them and the great powers up to the present. Diplomacy relating to borders then tends to merge with general diplomatic trends and reflect overall relations between Argentina and the great powers.
KeywordsGreat Power United Nations General Colonial Policy Antarctic Treaty Gene Rally
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