Churchill and Eden, 1951-1957

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Churchill and Eden, 1951-1957

·         Churchill, 1951-1955 – too old and frail – mainly a figurehead – absent for months in 1953 due to stroke – but some key events and developments

·         Rationing ended

·         Steel denationalised

·         Detonated first atomic bomb, 1952

·         Queen Elizabeth

·         End of Korean war

·         Butskellism – Butler and Gaitskell – Kenneth Morgan suggests it existed as a “state of mind”

·         Butskellism built economic consensuscontinued Keynesianism by trying to


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