What disputed real estate was attacked by warplanes when mistaken for a submarine?
#107735. Asked by unclerick. (Aug 06 09 10:37 AM)
Ferdinandea, also known as Graham Island. It's a currently submerged volcano off the coast of Sicily. Although its brief time above the waterline in the 19th century kicked off several international disputes over its ownership, since that time it has remained a few meters below the water.
"Following the 1986 US bombing of Libya, American warplanes mistook the shoal for a Libyan submarine and dropped depth charges on it."
Irredentism is an international relations term advocating the annexation of territories administered by another on the grounds of ethnicity and or prior historical possession. Here are some recent examples of irredentist claims by two or more parties
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