Labour Foreign Troubles (1964+)

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FOREIGN POLICY
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What was Wilson's response to Lyndon B. Johnson asking him for military support in Vietnam in 1964?
He refused to get militarily involved with Vietnam but gave Britain's support of it in spirit
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Why did Wilson still need the Americans to be strong allies with Britain?
So that the Americans would still support the pound sterling and that Wilson then did not have to devalue it
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What was a consequence of this decision?
Some Labour MP's were angry that Wilson didn't straight up condemn the war and refusing Johnson strained Britain's "special" relationship with America
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Who was the prime minister of South Rhodesia?
Ian Smith
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When did he claim the independence of S. Rhodesia?
1965
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What did Britain want S. Rhodesia to do and did they listen?
They wanted S. Rhodesia to stop segregating the black population but they didn't listen
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What did Britain do to make S. Rhodesia listen and did it work?
They implemented oil sanctions but companies ignored the sanctions and sol oil to them anyway
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When did Britain apply for another EEC application and did they get in?
1967, and no it was vetoed by De'Gaulle again
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Who was the minister of defence and what did he propose in his budget cut?
Denis Healey and he proposed to withdraw from the Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore
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When was the pound devalued by Wilson?
1967
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What did the budget cuts in 1968 cause the military to do?
To withdraw from East Suez at a rapid rate
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Did Wilson maintain the nuclear deterrent in the midst of this economic crisis?
Yes, because he wanted Britain to maintain the status of being a world power
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IMMIGRATION
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How many polish immigrants entered the UK after WW2?
110,000
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How many immigrant per day entered the UK?
70,000
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What was the Commonwealth Immigration Act and when was it introduced?
(1962) Commonwealth citizens with no passports were subject to immigration laws
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What was the Race Relations Act and when was it made?
(1965) It made racial discrimination illegal in private businesses
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What was the Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1968?
It further reduced the rights of commonwealth citizens to come to the UK in response to the 200,000 Kenyans that were fleeing due to "Africanisation" policy in some countries
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What was the Race Relations Act of 1968?
Made it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services on the grounds of race
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What was the Immigration Act of 1971?
It officially restricts immigration and builds upon the previous two acts
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When did Enoch Powell give the "Rivers of Blood" speech?
1968
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What constituency was he the MP of?
West Wolverhampton (Since 1950)
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How many immigrants entered W. Wolverhampton a day?
42
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How many telegrams of support did Powell receive as a result?
43,000
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How many dockers went on strike in support of the speech?
1,000
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How many death threats did Powell receive as a result of the speech?
2,000
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What happened to Powell as a result of the speech?
He was sacked by Heath
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What was Wilson's response to Lyndon B. Johnson asking him for military support in Vietnam in 1964?

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He refused to get militarily involved with Vietnam but gave Britain's support of it in spirit

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What was a consequence of this decision?

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Who was the prime minister of South Rhodesia?

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