The Status of Gibraltar

During the 1960es, Britain released many of it's colonies into independence, but it held on to Gibraltar. In 1967 Franco, dissatisfied about British refusal to negotiate the handover of the rock, ordered the land borders to Gibraltar closed. They remained closed until 1982/1985.
Spain's economic blockade only strengthened the Gibraltarean sense of unity.

Gibraltar - History and Geography, from Gibnet
CASCON Case GIB : Gibraltar 1963-, by L.P. Bloomfield, L. Moulton
DOCUMENTS Gibraltar Statesmen, from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Historical Population Statistics : Gibraltar, from Population Statistics, Univ. Utrecht
REFERENCE William G.F. Jackson, The Rock of the Gibraltarians. A History of Gibraltar, Grendon : Gibraltar Books (1987) 1998
Article : Gbraltar, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1950 p.323, 1952 pp.317-318, 1953 p.315, 1954 p.314, 1955 p.362, 1956 pp.301-302, 1958 pp.298-299, 1959 p.299, 1960 p.296, 1961 p.304, 1962 p.296, 1963 p.412 [G]
Article Commonwealth of Nations : Gibraltar, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964, pp. 268-269 (on events in 1963) [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Gibraltar, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965 p.252, 1966 p.203, 1967 pp.218, 220-222, 1968 p.216 [G]
Article Dependent States : Gibraltar, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969, p. 277 (on events in 1968) [G]
Article : Gibraltar, in : Americana Annual 1957 p.324, 1961 p.310, 1962 pp.312-313, 1963 p.286, 1964 p.284 [G]
Article : Commonwealth of Nations, in : Americana Annual 1965 pp.183-185, 1968 p.190 [G]

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