Margaret Thatcher

Baroness Margaret Thatcher was Europe's first woman prime minister and the first British prime minister of the twentieth century to serve three consecutive terms. A leading conservative since she became the first woman president of the Oxford University Conservative Association, she worked as a research chemist and tax attorney before first standing for Parliament in 1959. As prime minister from 1979 to 1990, she supported privatizing state-run programs and reducing government's role in citizens' lives. She recaptured the Falkland Islands after a ten-week Argentine occupation and supported the position that a strong British and NATO military provided the best deterrent to war.


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Reflections on Working Towards Peace