Fall of the Conservatives 1951-1964

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THE SUEZ CANAL
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Who Was the PM? 55'-57'
Anthony Eden
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What Percentage of Europe's Oil Came Down the Suez Canal?
80% - America: *shook* gimme dat pls
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Who Was the Leader of Egypt?
Colonel Nasser
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What Did He Ask Britain and America For?
Investments Into His Aswan Dam
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When They Said No What Did He Do?
He Nationalised the Suez Canal to Pay For the Aswan Dam
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When Did Britain Invade Egypt?
1956
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What Happened as a Result?
USA and Soviets Condemned the UK and They Were Forced Out Of Egypt and Eventually This Led to the Retreat of East Suez Territories
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Who Took Over From Eden?
Harold Macmillan 57'-63'
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THE EEC
Blah Blah Blah
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When did Britain decline to join the EEC?
1955
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Why Did the US Want the UK to Join the EEC?
To Unify Europe And Fight Communism
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Why Did the UK Want to Join the EEC?
Because They Were In Debt and Colony Exports Were Not Enough to Support the UK
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When Were They Denied entry From the EEC?
1959
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Who Denied Them?
President De Gaulle of France vetoed all UK submissions
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Why Did He Deny Them? What Did He Ask Britain to Do?
He Denied Them Because He Didn't Want the Influence of "Les Anglo-Saxons" In Europe And Asked Britain to End It's Special Relationship With the US
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NUCLEAR DETTERENT
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Why did Britain want to have nuclear weapons
To remain a dominant world power
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A _______ Submarine was placed in the ____ ____ just __ miles from Glasgow
A Polaris Submarine was placed in the Holy Loch just 30 miles from Glasgow
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When was this Submarine placed?
1961
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What group sprang up to protest this and how many supporters marched against the submarine and nuclear weapons in general?
The CND - 30,000 protestors
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NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES
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What was the Night of the Long Knives and when was it
1962 - It was when Macmillan sacked 1/3 of his cabinet
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PROFUMO AFFAIR
Blah Blah Blah
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When was the Profumo Affair?
1963
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SATIRE
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What type of humour was popular? "_______ ____ Realism" . And what did it involve?
"Kitchen Sink Realism" - It involved making fun of the desperate state of things in the UK and blaming the government primarily as the sole contributing factor
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What show was popular in mocking the government? "______ the ______"
"Beyond the Fringe"
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What other show was popular in mocking the government? "That ____ that ___"
"That Week That Was"
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What persona of Harold Wilson was shattered during this period of mockery?
The SuperMac Persona
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RACIAL TENSIONS
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What gang promoted violence against West Indians?
The Teddy Boys
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When were the Noting Hill Riots?
1958
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When was the Bristol Bus Boycott?
1963
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DECOLONISATION
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When was India given independence?
1947
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When was the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya?
1952
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When were Nigeria & Cyprus given independence
1960
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When was Macmillan's "Winds Of Change Speech Given?"
1960
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When was Kenya given Independence?
1963
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