Post War Britain OCR Eden 1955-1957

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·         Easily took over from Churchill

·         Called an election and increased the conservative majority

·         Should have been very popular and successful as he had been training since the 1930’s.

·         Was foreign secretary during the war and during Churchill’s second term.


ü  Leading up to Suez, increased British pride. People felt Britain was on the verge to a new era of opportunity and excitement.


        1956 Suez crisis broke his political standing and his health

        53% supported Eden’s actions – causes international outrage

        USSR threatened to use rockets against


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