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The Falklands Syndrome: What were the consequences of the Falklands War?

This enquiry gets students thinking about some of the long-term consequences of the Falklands War.

It introduces them to the war itself through a satirical illustration by Raymond Briggs, before sharing an interpretation by the writer Anthony Barnett. Barnett  famously referred to the ‘Falklands Syndrome’ when describing British feelings of political and military superiority in the years following ‘victory’ in the Falklands.

Students are then tasked with allocating timings within a history podcast dedicated to the consequences of the Falklands War.

They need to decide which of the consequences were the most impactful – and which therefore deserve to have the most time dedicated to them in the podcast.

Students make judgements about the relative significance of the consequences, before finishing the enquiry by writing introductions to the history podcast, outlining the consequences of the Falklands War.

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