In 1976 a military junta seized power in Argentina and began a brutal campaign of repression against those it saw as its opponents during which thousands of people disappeared.
In 1978 Scotland's national football team headed for the World Cup in Argentina having qualified for the second time in a row. Expectations were high after Scotland's unbeaten performance in 1974 and the emergence of a strong team of players under the flamboyant new manager Ally MacLeod.
In 1982 the junta occupied the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. The British government launched a military campaign to retake the islands, an aim which was achieved. 907 people were killed in the conflict.