Summary of Post-War Britain (1951)

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Brief summary of Britain in 1951 (and onwards)

  • Britain passed from an era of rationing and austerity to one of affluence and relative economic security.
  • British gross domestic product grew by 2.4% per year, but this was seen as disappointing compared to other countries, for example Germany’s grew by 5%.
  • British exports were becoming less competitive in price.
  • Between 1952 and 1959 total consumer expenditure in the United Kingdom rose by just over

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