Context of 'An Inspector Calls'

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1912- World War I would start in two years. This is ironic for the readers because Birling's optimistic view on war is completely wrong
1945- The Second World War ended in May 1945. People were recovering from nearly six years of warfare, danger and uncertainty.
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1912- There were strong distinctions between upper and lower classes.
1945- Class distinctions had been greatly reduced as a result of two world wars.
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1912- Women were subservient to men. A well off woman was expected to get married; a women of lower class was seen as 'cheap labour'
1945- As a result of the wars, women had earned a more valued place in society.
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1912- The ruling classes saw no need to change the status quo.
1945- There was a great desire for social change. Immediately after World War II, Attlee's Labour Party won a landslide victory over Churchill and the Conservatives.
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1912- There was mass unemployment and the majority of people were living in poverty.
1945- A welfare system was set up
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1945- Class distinctions had been greatly reduced as a result of two world wars.

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1912- There were strong distinctions between upper and lower classes.

Card 3

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1945- As a result of the wars, women had earned a more valued place in society.

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Card 4

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1945- There was a great desire for social change. Immediately after World War II, Attlee's Labour Party won a landslide victory over Churchill and the Conservatives.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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1945- A welfare system was set up

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