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A Stone in Spain's ShoeThe Search for a Solution to the Problem of Gibraltar$
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Peter Gold

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780853232094

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317262

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(p.1) One Introduction
A Stone in Spain's Shoe
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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the dispute between Britain and Spain over the British colony of Gibraltar. It discusses how Gibraltar's history and geography has complicated the decolonization process, which this book explores in some detail. In essence, that process has consisted of pressure from Spain for Britain to return the colony and so allow Spain to restore its territorial integrity. In return, Britain has shown an apparent willingness to respond positively to such pressure, but at the same time a reluctance to force the Gibraltarians to do anything against their democratically expressed wishes.

Keywords:   Gibraltar, Spain, Britain, British colony, decolonization

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