Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg, West Germany, a typical German child but with family ties in politics. As a youth, she was a member of the Free German Youth, a movement of the young people sponsored by the Socialist Unity Party.
In 1990, Merkel was elected for constituency, which was followed by six more federal elections. Quickly, she was appointed to the Cabinet, serving as the Minister for Women and Youth. She continued to grow in public opinion and challenged the existing government.
In 2005, Angela Merkel assumed the office of Chancellor of Germany - serving as the first woman in that role. She has remained in that role, despite challenges through the years. Merkel has been described as the leader of the European Union, and been noted by Forbes magazine twice as the world's second most powerful person.
Chancellor Merkel graced the cover of Time as the Person of the Year in December 2015, which declared her to be "Chancellor of the Free World." She has continued to be spoken of as the "leader of the free world."
Angela has accomplished much - and I'm sure there will be more to be seen from her! Please join me in appreciating 10 quotes from this accomplished woman below:
Take whatever life has given you and create the best life you possibly can - you have no excuses, nothing can hold you back... but you. Don't give yourself the time to be scared... and settle for nothing less than giving it your all!
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