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1) what is the basis for the Spanish state’s actions? Any damn basis they please. They’re a Westphalian state. Being a sovereign entity involves never having to say you’re sorry unless another entity has a greater force of arms or you’ve voluntarily bound yourself. And making ridiculous unenforced claims tends to be a capacity that other entities don’t take ...


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Full text of the Article X of the Treaty: The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging; and he gives up the said propriety to be held and enjoyed absolutely ...


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Different interpretations of the Treaty of Utrecht are one point on both sides, but they aren't the main point for any of them. For Spain, Gibraltar is a colony. Colonies are the dominion of a country over another one or a part of it, and even if it was acquired under a treaty, colonization is no longer a right in the XXI century and the colonized country ...


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