15 Big World Changes During Elizabeth’s Time As The Crown

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Queen Elizabeth II was crowned the Queen of England in 1953 upon the death of her father, King George VI.

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The world was a very different place than it is today when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.

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Stacker compiled a list of the ways the world has changed in her 70 year reign.

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Television Takes Over Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation was viewed more widely on television than it was listened to on the radio—a first.

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The European Community Forms Out of the ashes of World War II, the European Committee formed in 1972. Meant to promote trade, travel, and cooperation within Europe.

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Airplanes Revolutionize Travel When Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, travel to another continent was often a weekslong journey made by ship.

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Women Become Heads of State In 1978, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Other women have since become the head of state in other countries.

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