Accession Number : ADA163393

Title :   The Beagle Channel Dispute between Argentina and Chile: An Historical Analysis

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Struthers, David R.

PDF Url : ADA163393

Report Date : 22 NOV 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 396

Abstract : This thesis examines the Beagle Channel dispute in its entirety, beginning with the initial discovery of the area, to the 1984 Treaty of Peace and Friendship which has tentatively resolved the century-long dispute. It contains an examination of the various treaties and arbitrations which have occurred over the last 100 years, and also the incidents which have occurred due to the absence of an effective treaty. Additionally, this thesis examines the numerous subsidiary issues which have affected all efforts by Argentina and Chile to being able to resolve the dispute, to include petroleum reserves in the area, fishing rights, territorial claims in Antarctica and national pride and esteem. Finally, this thesis provides that the Beagle Channel dispute is only a symptom of more important problems in the area, which include political and economic expansionism, the need to acquire valuable natural resources, and the need to find new locations for expanding populations.

Descriptors :   *CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, THESES, POPULATION, HISTORY, VALUE, RESERVES(ENERGY), ARGENTINA, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, ANTARCTIC REGIONS, CHILE, NATURAL RESOURCES, POSITION(LOCATION), TREATIES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE