British dates 1945-1970

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1. why did labour win the 1945 election (labour's achievements)

  • ministers had respect of the electorate
  • people overlooked their failure due to being a minority government
  • represented a progessive zeitgeist which encouraged reform anf reconstruction
  • seen as better fit to do post-war construction
  • the first past the post system worked in their favour
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2. what is labour's 1918 constitution?

  • constitution to the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange - main one clause 4
  • constitution to respect everyone and for them to be equal
  • to be socialist
  • nationalise everything

3. the reactions to the Suez crisis

  • Middle east said no more oil unless you pull out of Egypt
  • Edens's reputation ruined
  • humiliation for britain to have to retreat
  • the US refused to give us a loan unless we pull out

4. what were the events of the Profumo affair 1962?

  • Macmillan handly it poorly ;) and Aledc Douglas-Home took over
  • John Profumo minister of the army had an affair with call girl Christine Keeler who aslo had an relationship with a russian spy
  • John Profumo cheated on his wife and lied about it in the house of commons
  • there was a national security risk

5. between 1945 and 1946 how many houses were built?

  • 270,000
  • 750,000
  • 530,000
  • 100,000


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