Britain: the Thatcher years

The 1979 general election was won by the conservative party led by Margaret Thatcher

She made a series of reforms to reduce the power of trade unions

In 1862 Argentina claimed the Falklands Islands as a part of its national territory and the war broke out
After a two-month campaign, Argentina surrendered

In 1987 Thatcher introduced the "poll tax" that was to be paid by all citiziens enrolled to vote

Two of the biggest changes that took place from the 1980s and the 1990s were the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, marking the end of the Cold War, and Margaret Thatcher's resignation in November 1990. She was succeded by John Major that followed Thatcher's ideas.

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