Perhaps the most notable thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she engaged in so many wars:
- Thatcher vs. the peace movement. She won. Despite huge protests, British nuclear weapons remained. American intermediate missiles came into Britain. Later, the INF Treaty removed them and the Soviet equivalent.
- Thatcher vs. Argentina. She won. Her single most famous victory.
- Thatcher vs. the unions. She won. Both against the union movement generally, and most notably against the coal miners.
- Thatcher vs. Communism. She won, in the sense that Communism collapsed and was entirely discredited.
- Thatcher vs. social liberalism. She lost. Her attempt to promote Victorian virtues, such as frugality and saving (over borrowing), was largely in vain.
- Thatcher vs. the post-nationalists. She lost. Her opposition to such things as immigration and antipathy to European union eventually came to naught.
Is there any other recent leader who waged so many battles? She won so many of them, but lost what are perhaps the really big and lasting ones.