The Islas Malvinas were relatively unaffected by the Zombie Horde due to their isolation as an island, but through a miscommunication, and no knowledge of the then current situation in the UK, they were led to believe that a foreign power had invaded the UK when it was the UK-led destruction of the rebel state of London. They saw this as their chance. After a short period of independence, they realised they could not hope to defend themselves, and after a short period of negotiation they joined the UR. Also included under the Falklands leadership is the South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, and the twin cities of New Falkland and New Stanley, which are located on the Antarctic Peninsula, along with the cities, New London, New Manchester and New Liverpool, and the Laboratory: New Cambridge. In 1996 the Falklands - as well as the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands - were removed from governing the Antartida Cities and become a full member of the United Republics. The Antartida (Antarctic) Cities received Falkland's associate status.