Lead: In 1982 Margaret Thatcher and the Military Leadership of Argentina were both very unpopular at home. The Falklands War saved one politically and destroyed the other.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After three years in power, Margaret Thatcher, leading a nation in the depths of recession, committed to a program of free market economics that had targeted many of England's popular social programs, and bearing a hectoring leadership style that bordered on the school-marmish was not a popular lady. As the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain she had to overcome doubts about her leadership in times of crisis and her toughness in the defense of England's dwindling place of importance in the world.

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