Chapters 23-24

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Name one way in which Britain maintained ‘practical’ ties with some of its former colonies?
Former colonial officials stayed on as expatriate advisers in key positions.
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In which city did the majority of the Commonwealth Conferences take place?
London
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How did the Commonwealth help to boost Britain’s international position?
Provided a strong/wide-ranging diplomatic network & ensured membership of key international bodies.
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Give one example of an international organization in which Britain a key member?
United Nations Security Council
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Which brigade of the old Indian Army remained after empire?
The Gurkhas
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Which area remained as one of the world’s major financial centres & headquarters of banking, insurance & investment companies?
The City of London
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List 2 factors that led to British migration to countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand?
Continued rationing until 1954/demand for labour.
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Between 1946 and 1957, how many people left the UK for the old dominions?
1 million
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What was National Service which operated between 1939 and 1960?
A requirement of young British men (17 to 21 years) to undertake military service for up to 18 months.
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What stemmed the tide of British migration by the late 50s?
Improved living standards & full employment.
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Where did most of the immigrants arriving in Britain in the 50s hail from?
The Caribbean
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Where did most of the immigrants arriving in Britain in the 60s hail from?
India, Pakistan & Kenya
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What did the 1948 Nationality Act do?
Gave full British citizenship, including the right to free entry into Britain to every inhabitant of the Empire & Commonwealth.
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What types of jobs did the immigrants fill?
Public transport workers / NHS
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Apart from London, name 3 other British cities where immigrants settled.
Birmingham / Leeds / Manchester / Bradford / Liverpool / Oldham
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Name the annual festival, started in 1964 in a bid to improve community relations.
Notting Hill Carnival
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How many black Britons were there by 1967?
1 million
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Why were racist attitudes strongest amongst working class communities?
Lived near/alongside migrant communities –e.g. East London.
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What did the 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act do?
Attempted to control immigration e.g. free immigration for former colonial subjects was ended even when they held a British passport.
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Which national group was exempt from this Act?
The Irish
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Which Act of 1965 attempted to reduce racial tensions?
The Race Relations Act
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Why was it slightly easier for West Indians to assimilate into British culture than Indians & Pakistanis?
Spoke English and were predominantly Christian.
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What was the most significant cultural impact left by the British Empire in its former colonies?
Sport e.g. cricket / rugby
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List 2 words that had entered the English language as a result of empire?
Bungalow / dinghy / khaki / safari / zombie / pyjamas
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The 1960s saw the rise of satire as a form of comedy. Which programme lampooned traditional imperial attitudes?
That Was The Week That Was
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List factors that led to the growth in nationalist movements post WWII
The legacy of war / economic & social discontent / charismatic & western-educated leaders / mass political parties.
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Which 2 African states witnessed complicated negotiations in their withdrawal from empire.
Nigeria and Rhodesia
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Who was the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia who retained a white-dominated government?
Ian Smith
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Southern Rhodesia was the last British African colony to achieve independence. When did it happen and what was the new nation called?
Zimbabwe in 1980
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On pg. 244 of the core text book is a picture of a statue of Henry Morton Stanley which was erected in the town of Denbigh in Wales in 2011. Who did he ‘discover’ in Africa in 1871?
David Livingstone
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