England - Periods - Decline of Empire 1946-1964


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The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system of the United...
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George Orwell

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, and journalist, born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903,...
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Festival of Britain

The Festival of Britain was a major national event that took place in 1951, aimed at celebrating...
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The Cold War

The Cold War was a prolonged conflict between the Western powers led by the United States...
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The Indian independence movement was a decades-long struggle by the Indian people to end British...
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, commonly referred to as NATO, is a political and military...
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Churchill is Back

Winston Churchill returned to the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1951,...
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George VI Dies

George VI was born on December 14, 1895, at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. He was the...
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Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey in London. The ...
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TV is Popular

Television was first introduced in the United Kingdom in the 1930s, although the technology was..
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Rationing Ends

Food rationing was introduced in England during World War II, in 1940. The primary reason...
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ITV and BBC2

ITV (Independent Television) and BBC2 are two of the major television channels in England, with ITV...
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Conservatives Win

The 1955 general election was held on May 26, 1955, and was contested between the incumbent...
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Cambridge 5

The Cambridge 5 spy ring was a group of British intelligence officers who passed information to the...
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Suez Crisis

The 1956 Suez Crisis was a major event in the history of the Middle East and international relations. It...
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Nuclear Power

The British nuclear weapons program, codenamed "Tube Alloys," was initiated during World War II...
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television program that first aired in 1963 and has since become a...
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The process of independence and decolonization from England occurred over several decades and...
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The Beatles

The Beatles were a British rock band that formed in Liverpool in the early 1960s. The band was comprised...
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Labour WIns

The UK general election of 1964 was a closely contested election that saw the Labour Party win a narrow...
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