"So far, we have marked it as the Falklands Sea, considering it as British territory," a government official said, "but given that the sovereignty dispute between the UK and Argentina is not ending, and is actually escalating, we are positively reviewing the simultaneous use of Malvinas Sea".
According to diplomatic observers, the move is in response to the UK's stance on the naming of the East Sea, which every country apart from Korea, and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) which sets international maritime naming conventions, wrongly calls the 'Sea of Japan'. A Korean government official said it blamed Britain for the world's failure to switch to the Korean name for the body of water, which is situated between Korea and Japan and should therefore clearly be named the East Sea since it lies to the east of Korea, a fact the world can obviously see and yet refuses to recognize.
Recently when it appeared that the IHO would not accept East Sea as the name of the East Sea, historical evidence was discovered in Korea which indicated that in fact the body of water had in fact always been historically named the 'Sea of Korea', or the 'Sea of Corea', or the 'Gulf of Korea', or the 'Ocean of Korea', the 'Korean Sea', the 'Sea of Joseon', the 'Dokdo Sea', the 'Daemado Sea', the 'Sea of Dangun', the 'Kimchi Sea', the 'Oriental Sea', and the 'Tears of Kim Yu-na'. Korea has pressed the IHO to direct its members to label their maps with the proper Korean names in future, but the IHO, which is evidently a secret arm of the British government, has so far refused.
It is thought unlikely that the recognition of the name 'Malvinas' will spark a diplomatic incident with the UK, as the British Embassy in Seoul mainly concerns itself with trying to win economic crumbs from the Korean table for its companies, and the lonely outpost of the failed empire long since went native.
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in a sneak attack in 1982, which led to a war between Argentina and the UK in which no Koreans were injured despite the failure of the Argentinian government to warn Seoul beforehand, or any other nation. But despite the invasion and annexation of the territory, the tiny island off the coast of Europe dispatched a naval fleet which successfully liberated the islands. The British government, which unlike Argentina sent military units to defend South Korea in the Korean War, has since condemned similar sneak attacks on South Korean islands, but it has not changed its stance on the naming of the East Sea, incurring the wrath of an angry Korean nation. 255 British soldiers died in the battle for the Falkland Islands, although this is less than the 1,109 who died defending South Korea.
Earlier this year, large oil reserves were discovered within Falklands waters by a non-Korean company called Rockhopper Exploration, while Korea's national oil company KNOC – which is desperate to build its oil reserves - was busy spending hundreds of millions of dollars to discover sand in the desert in Kurdistan. It appears Seoul has decided to shift its allegiance towards the Argentinian government, hoping that next time they invade the Falkland Islands KNOC will be given Rockhopper Exploration's stolen discoveries, in the unlikely even that the tiny island off the coast of Europe - which still suffers from delusions of grandeur - decides not to fight back this time.
Some Korean War veterans have described the government move as a cowardly betrayal of a former ally, but senior ministers have indicated that Britain isn't a useful country to Korea anymore and in any case this is just the first shot in a campaign against countries who do not take Korea's side. Next, Korea may recognize the 1940 invasions in Europe as legitimate and start using the name 'Germania' on maps instead of 'Europe', which may also please Koreans who believe that the Nazis 'dressed well'.
Ultimately, it is believed the government wishes to formally recognize the independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which was brutally annexed by the United States and remains an occupied territory, or Seoul may even roll out its most potent threat - the matter of the historic genocide committed by European invaders in North America and the recognition of Native Americans as the rightful rulers of the continent.
All that has to happen for Korea not to start renaming large parts of the world, is the simple acceptance that the world is wrong about the name 'Sea of Japan', and it should instead be called the 'East Sea', or the 'Sea of Korea', or the 'Sea of Corea', or the 'Gulf of Korea', or the 'Ocean of Korea', the 'Korean Sea', the 'Sea of Joseon', the 'Dokdo Sea', the 'Daemado Sea', the 'Sea of Dangun', the 'Kimchi Sea', the 'Oriental Sea', or the 'Tears of Kim Yu-na'. It would be unwise of the global community to continue to ignore Korea's reasonable demands.
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