From Solidarity to ‘Shock Therapy’. British Foreign Policy Towards Poland Under the Thatcher Government, 1980–1990

@article{Ledger2016FromST,
  title={From Solidarity to ‘Shock Therapy’. British Foreign Policy Towards Poland Under the Thatcher Government, 1980–1990},
  author={Robert Ledger},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={118 - 99}
}
  • R. Ledger
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
The Polish crisis of 1980 and 1981 was one of the intermittent bouts of protest that erupted in the communist bloc during the Cold War. The Thatcher government recognised Poland as a vital crucible of the conflict and that the regime in the country was among the most vulnerable in the region. The limited measures the British offered to assist Solidarity in Poland were a result of the Thatcher government's own position as well as the underlying geopolitical reality at that time. The strategy… 

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