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p. 796. From the Seventies to the Ninetieslocked

  • Kenneth O. Morgan


The 1970s were a time of economic decline, energy crisis and social disturbance for Britain. At home, strikes, inflation, and racism were rife, while abroad the nation retreated from Europe and struggled to contain the increasingly violent actions of the IRA in Northern Ireland. After a brief period of national pride during the Falklands War of 1982, the nation returned to its state of turmoil and discontent. ‘From the Seventies to the Nineties’ examines these issues, as well as the nation's economic growth in the mid-1980s, cultural developments, and the eventual fall of the Conservative Thatcher government in 1990.

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