Why are San Andres i Providencia part of the Mosquito Coast? While I understand this is QSS, it doesn't make sense to me. Why would England just take the isles from Castile without so much as a treaty or referendum? While that might have made sense in the 19th century, the days of petty territory-stealing between European powers are over. Perhaps they could be given to the Mosquito Coast through a referendum? Or Castile signed a treaty gifting them to Mosquito Coast based on cultural similarity in exchange for a large sum from Britain (like what happened with Alpes-Argentes)? Otherwise, though, I don't really see any reason for them to be Commonwealth territory. Juan Martin Velez Linares 01:22, 28 July 2015
- I don't know, I think that the description's fairly clear why they ended up in FK hands, and since the FK was the only one that was willing to jump in and fix them post Florida-Caribbea, they take de facto rulership. Fairly cut-and-dried, IMHO. BoArthur 13:21, 28 July 2015 (PDT)
- I see your point, but honestly I'm still not 100% sold on San Andres i Providencia being FK territory. While they hàve been under the unbroken control of Spanish colonial authorities and later the Colombian government for over 300 years *here*, there *is* a separatist movement of the black Protestant Raizales who inhabit the islands and constitute a slight majority of its population. This could factor pretty strongly into the FK's decision to take control of the islands after the F-C war. Perhaps also something similar to what happened with Argentina's claim to the Falklands *here* occurred, although I should note that England hasn't laid any claims to S.A. y P for over 300 years *here*.
- As for your mention of the FK being the only one willing to jump in and fix them post-Caribbean War, I should note that just because an area receives heavy foreign aid doesn't necessarily mean that it's de facto ruled by the country helping out. To cite an example from this very wiki, Montrei and Mejico have both been said to be giving large amounts of aid to rebuild post-Bush Tejas and AC. Neither of them, however, have any de facto control. Of course, perhaps Castile ended up wanting nothing to do with the islands, and left them free for the taking. Juan Martin Velez Linares 16:42, 28 July 2015 (CST)