The weapons may have remained silent in the nearly 30 years since the Falklands conflict, but the war of words has continued.
And now, the dispute is hotting up again over whether the islands should have British or Argentinian sovereignty.
At the heart of the problem, the economic prosperity of the self-governing territory. Its government is supporting exploration for oil and it’s enjoying a fishing boom, helping to give it the highest GDP in the region.
But it’s angered Argentina, which is trying to use its influence in Latin America to disrupt vital shipping links. Some Argentinian militants are even threatening to sabotage oil rigs around the Malvinas, as the Falklands are known in South America.
So what does the future hold for these remote Atlantic islands?
WATCH - Nick Lazaredes takes a fresh look at both sides of the story.
EXTRA - Read more about the polarised opinions over the Falklands on our page of useful links from both sides of the dispute.
Photo (British flag): Getty
On air: 16th October 2011