British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a key world player at the end of the Cold War. Her foreign policy is remembered for its fierce criticism of communism and the Soviet Union. She became an icon in the dissident circles behind the Iron Curtain. Yet the recent scholarship of her foreign policy towards the Eastern bloc focuses almost exclusively on her relationship with the USSR, on her dealings with Michail Gorbachev and her role on linking Gorbachev with the US president Ronald Reagan. Her policy towards the soviet satellites is almost completely ignored. This is something this book aims to rectify.