sigsfried wrote:The British government alleges corruption and therefore can remove the government?...
The British government did not allege corruption. Other people alleged corruption, and then the British government held an enquiry which upheld the allegation. How would more policing have helped? The enquiry was the policing. They didn't just rock up one day and decide to remove the government overnight. Once they had decided that the top levels of the T&C government were corrupt, what were they supposed to do? This isn't a simple case of holding new elections ASAP, the country has to be kept going in the meantime. The T&C Islands only have a population of 45,000. That's not really enough to support the multiple competing branches of Government somewhere like the US or UK has to keep an eye on corruption.
Anyway my only point is that the British government does not consider, in all other cases, self determination to be the single overriding principle.
It's not the single overriding
principle. It is the most important
EDIT: Or to put it in to full context Australia did not get the final piece of independence until March 1986. Would you accept that there were in 1985 no circumstances that could have arisen, no matter how severe, that would have justified the UK dismantling the Australian government.
Once again, that's a totally different situation. Australia is (and was) a country of several million people that was already practically ruling itself by 1986, with a long-standing, functioning parliamentary system (As I understand it. I am not an expert on Australian history). They're on completely different scales!
Given that the people of South America, not just Argentina, reject self determination in this case I just wish they would make a more broad case.
Are the arguments presented by Argentina/South America convincing for rejecting self determination? If not, why do we need to make a broader case? For the South American countries other than Argentina, I can't see much more than opportunism driving their actions. I am wondering how much of the hyperbolic rhetoric is a consequence of the 30 years anniversary coming up. Hopefully things will calm down after that.