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    The Iron Lady “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime” (Thatcher). These were the words of one of the most influential women in modern day Britain, who, ironically, was Britain’s first female prime minister and held the position for longer than any other twentieth century prime minister. Margaret Thatcher is known, above all, for the aforementioned, but is also known for the work she did while in this prestigious office. Thatcher achieved many great feats while in office and fought for the things which she believed. Thatcher has impacted many lives with her work with foreign affairs, governmental practices, and setting the bar high for Britain’s female population by breaking norms and proving what an incredible woman she was. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born October 13th, 1925 in Grantham, England. At a very young age, Thatcher was exposed to…

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    Margaret Thatcher, Often referred to as the Iron Lady by the Russians was the Prime Minister in Britain from 1979 to 1990. She was look upon by the British people with both respect and hate, either way she had a strong and successful career. Thatcher was not merely unpopular, she was very polarizing – some liked her, other disliked her. There are many reasons for why the British people hated and respected her. In the movie Pride, it is very clear why many people disliked her. Her economic…

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    air, statements pound like the hoofs of a racing horse, and passion possess the audience's soul throughout Margaret Thatcher’s eulogy for president Ronald Reagan. The former prime minister of Great Britain (and close friend of Ronald Reagan), reflects on the memories left behind by a great man. Margaret Thatcher wrote an awe-inspiring eulogy while effectively using pathos, ethos, and diction. Initially, Thatcher uses excellent pathos to create an emotional connection throughout her speech. [D:…

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    Often times, when it comes to politics, we think of men as the representatives. If you put it into perspective, it makes sense. Men have almost always held the power, whether it be in a home, a church, a financial power, and even in government too. Margaret Thatcher, who was a former Prime Minister of Great Britain, was one of the first women to ever hold a position in government - of any country. “The Iron Lady”, was the first female prime minister in England, and her ideas still have a…

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    Prior to Ronald Reagan taking office in 1981, the Cold War impasse felt like a victory for the American people. However, Ronald Reagan did not see victory, he saw this stalemate as weak and un-American. Reagan’s new take on dealing with the Soviet Union can be summarized in two words: God and Freedom. With these two guiding principles, Reagan ditched dètente and got fellow world leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II to join with him against the “evil empire.” With the “renewal of…

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    to another country and witness an interaction between two different and often opposing cultures. Besides, a person’s identity is also influenced by factors such as gender, class, caste, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Kureishi’s play is set up against the backdrop of the Commonwealth Act (where a large number of people migrated to Great Britain) and Margaret Thatcher’s capitalistic regime in England where “work ethic supersedes ethnicity” (Sullivan). Thatcherism under which the then British…

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    policy to that of the Thatcher governments, such as increased privatisation, reduced public spending, an acceptance of the free market, and a departure from traditional Labour policies such as nationalisation and interventionist economics. It will also be the case that these changes were made for electoral purposes, due to the legacy of the Thatcher government, which changed the voting preferences of the electorate, and not due to globalisation, and hence we will not see the same reaction…

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    and powers both available and granted to the Prime Minster that can help them whilst in office. These powers can vary in many forms such as helping to solidify their position, gaining support on a view or decision and even playing down their own responsibilities. However the extent to which these powers can go have to be taken into consideration as Prime Ministers are still susceptible to pressure groups, mass public opinion and even other MP 's in parliament. This essay will assess the…

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    the decisions made by Margaret Thatcher during her political career, resulting in a shift of resources. British mines began to rapidly close during Margaret Thatchers political career in the 1980’s. Due to Thatcher’s ideology of monetarism and neo-liberalism, there was a decline in the Marxism system of economic and political thought. Under a conservative government, the revenue and productivity numbers were lacking. Resulting in the mines being closed, and the 1984 miners strike. These closures…

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    and also how Thatcher became successful as Prime Minster in the UK. Thatcherism defined as “the free/strong-state ideological stance adopted by Margaret Thatcher: the UK version of the New Right political project” by Andrew Haywood (Heywood, 2007). Thatcherism is a term that came from The Daily Telegraph, days after Thatcher had resigned from office in November 1990 after serving 11 and a half years as Prime Minster in Britain (Evans, 1997). Thatcher is the only British politician to be…

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