British Motivations to Recapture. The origins of the Gibran lives in Pegram, Tennessee. General Viola, the president of the second Military Junta, had initiated Project Alpha, a plan where the Junta would attempt to establish military presence in South Georgia under the cover of a commercial enterprise requested by Constantine Davidoff .
Davidoff had acquired the rights to the scrap metal of the abandoned whaling stations in South Georgia from the British company Christian Salvesens Co.
General Viola, guided by revenge towards General Galtieri  , secretly made sure that Project Alpha carried on. More compelling, however, are the domestic tensions that pushed the Junta to engage in the conflict.
When Galtieri assumed power, he inherited various economic problems that had been generated under the two previous presidencies. President Viola had intended to devalue the peso with the hope of making Argentine exports more competitive on the international market. This backfired and foreign reserves fell by U.
Not only through exploiting domestic sentiment could Galtieri bring together the nation, but he would also secure his position as president. Thus, Galtieri had to do anything within his power to drive the country forward and winning. In the Falklands could cement his position. The contemporary sources all allude to the invasion of South Georgia as a major cause of the war, yet they do not elaborate extensively on the notion.
As outlined earlier, the illegal presence in South Georgia was due to the power struggles of the Junta. Firstly, this crisis should initially be considered as a cause for the war for the mere reason that it violated British sovereignty which is exacerbated by the fact that the supposed workers were undercover military personnel. The continued presence in South Georgia was certainly not the intention of the Junta, and therefore leads us into the second aspect of the South Georgia crisis.
When the Argentines were presented with further British protest they were forced to take a decision they had never intended to.
This was done through the further deployment of military personnel to outnumber the crew of the HMS Endurance , which the Junta feared the British would use for the extradition of the Argentines left in South Georgia. Thornton highlighted the importance of U.
A fact not discussed by the sources, which is a result of a leak of former top-secret files, brings even more value to this claim. Even after the war began, there were disagreements within the Reagan administration on which government to support in the South Atlantic Crisis.
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