Every January 10th, Falkland Islanders celebrate Margaret Thatcher Day to celebrate the victorious British defense of the sovereignty and self-determination of the South Atlantic islands from an attempted Argentinian invasion in 1982.
Back then, the British Prime Minister was being urged to negotiate with Argentina via the United Nations. She refused.
Much like President Trump, Prime Minister Thatcher refused to accept the “managed decline” theory pushed by many in her own government, and much of the bureaucratic and media classes.
Instead, she fought, and the history of the Falklands War is now well documented. She was proved right.