Margaret Thatcher (The Falkland Islands War, 1982)
- Known as the "Iron Lady"
- First woman to be elected as the European head of state
- Conservative party took office in 1979
- Stayed until 1990
- Won three consecutive elections
- Began the "Thatcher Revolution"
- Government stayed out of economics
- Individuals were given greater freedoms
- Reduced public expenditures
- Was very harsh in dealing with Argentineans in the Falklands Island War (made her extremely popular)
- Promoted indépendance for Mozambique
Summary: Margaret thatcher was the first woman elected as a european head of state. She was known for he toughness which coined her nickname "The Iron Lady". She reshaped the economy pul taking the government out of the mix giving individuals more freedoms. an example of her toughness arises in the Falklands Islands War.
Quote:"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."
- Margaret Thatcher
Question:If it weren't for the Falklands Islands War, would she still be seen as the 'Iron Lady'?