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Britain 1951- 2007
Politics (Pre 1951)

After Atlee (L), Churchill (C) came back into power
Atlee legacy (NHS, Welfare State), post war consensus (until Thatcher broke away from it)
Both parties were similar: followed centralist politics
Atlee led the Labour Party for 20years and prime minister from 1945-1951.…

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The Marshall was the large-scale American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary
support to help rebuild European remove trade barriers, modernize industry, and make Europe prosperous


Politics (1951- 1964)

Conservatives were dominant because they had reorganised their party with good leaders…

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From 1952 onwards, wages were going up and people had money to save. There was a boom in car and
home ownership. Macmillan said he would build 300,000 homes per year. Local governments spent millions
clearing up pre-war slums.
Roads and motor ways were being built. Railways which…

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Some Conservatives were saying `Anyone but Ted'. In 1975, Thatcher became leader of the Conservatives.
Heath became known for this `Long Sulk'.

Economy (1964-1975)

When Labour came into power, the national debt was between £400m-£800m.
James Callaghan was chancellor. George Brown was put in charge of the DEA…

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President Johnson wanted Britain to send troops into the Vietnam War, but Wilson refused. They were not
even allowed to use the NATO bases. The Vietnam War was hugely unpopular in Britain. There was a
massive anti-war demonstration. The Special Relationship was falling apart.
Marr said "by 1975,…

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