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By Harriet Jones, Paul Addison

A significant other to modern Britain covers the most important issues and debates of 20th-century historical past from the outbreak of the second one international battle to the tip of the century.

  • Assesses the impression of the second one global struggle
  • Looks at Britain’s function within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe
  • Explores cultural matters, resembling classification recognition, immigration and race kinfolk, altering gender roles, and the impression of the mass media
  • Covers family politics and the economic climate
  • Introduces the numerous views dominating ancient writing in this interval
  • Identifies the most important matters that are more likely to gas destiny debate

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Middleton, The British Economy since 1945: Engaging with the Debate (2000), p. 77. Party with socialist aspirations and an overall majority of 146 in the House of Commons. The massive legislative programme that followed included National Insurance, the National Health Service, and the nationalization of the Bank of England, coal, gas, electricity, the railways and (after much agonizing within the Cabinet) iron and steel. 46 Much depends on what is meant by the term. The ‘anti-consensus’ school assumes that consensus exists only where the political parties at any one time find themselves in agreement.

Thus, while fears of domestic subversion in Britain never took on the same urgency that was experienced, for example, during the 1948 Italian elections, or indeed the irrational levels of hysteria experienced in the United States, there was a steady expansion of the role of both domestic surveillance and covert propaganda during the Cold War years. Even so, this activity was relatively restrained. This can be attributed to British political culture, with a party system which tended to encourage reasoned debate rather than radical extremes of thought, and a professional Civil Service which provided a stable and experienced framework for policy advice and implementation.

The post-war settlement after 1918 had been fashioned by Lloyd George and the Conservatives. 9 Source: R. Middleton, The British Economy since 1945: Engaging with the Debate (2000), p. 77. Party with socialist aspirations and an overall majority of 146 in the House of Commons. The massive legislative programme that followed included National Insurance, the National Health Service, and the nationalization of the Bank of England, coal, gas, electricity, the railways and (after much agonizing within the Cabinet) iron and steel.

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