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Britain after WWII
Match the correct name to the definition.

1. The totality of schemes and services implemented by the central government and the local authorities for the social well-being of citizens: ________
2. A law leading to slum clearance, the building of housing estates and the creation of green areas: ________
3. A law establishing a system of social security including unemployment and sickness benefits: ________
4. The process through which the government buys all the shares of strategic companies in exchange for government bonds: ________
5. The military alliance of the United States, France, Canada, Britain and other European States: ________
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The Seventies
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Britain experienced several years of economic prosperity from 1974 to 1981.
B: In 1973 the country entered the European Economic Community.
C: The Oil crisis affected the global economy, increasing the costs by 40% and resulting in 'stagflation'.
D: In 1978-79 there were strikes in many industries, in what became known as the 'red winter'.
E: In 1979 Margaret Thatcher, the Tory candidate, won the general election, becoming the first woman Prime Minister.
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Britain after WWII
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: At the end of WWII Churchill won the election for the second time.
B: Attlee's government is remembered for the creation of the Welfare State.
C: The phrase 'Welfare State' was used in contrast with Hitler's 'Warfare State'.
D: Nationalisation was extended to hospitals, gas, electricity, steel, coal mines, railways and the Bank of Scotland.
E: NATO was created to prevent Soviet expansionism.
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The affluent society
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. During the 1950s the ________ classes reached a higher standard of living.
2. They bought cars, telephones, washing machines and ________.
3. In the same years ________ brought a broadcasting revolution.
4. The early BBC television programmes were based on information, education and ________.
5. In ________, ITV, a commercial television network, began to broadcast its shows.
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Celebrations
Match the events below with their correct dates.

1. The first post-WWII Olympic Games were held in London in ________.
2 Two men from a British expedition were the first to climb Mount Everest in ________.
3. George VI died in ________.
4. The Festival of Britain celebrated the centenary of the Great Exhibition in ________.
5. Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England in ________.
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The decline of the Empire
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Indian ________ was passed by Parliament in 1947.
2. It resulted in the partition of the country into India and Pakistan, a separate ________ country.
3. In 1948, Ceylon and ________ acquired independence.
4. Immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa and Asia moved to Britain in the 1950s to fill the jobs of workers who had died during the ________.
5. In 1956 Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal, prompting the reaction of Britain that plotted with ________ and France intending to occupy the Canal zone.
6. The US President Dwight D. Eisenhower threatened to freeze American financial ________ to Britain until they left Egypt.
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The threat of a nuclear war
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After WWII, the Soviet Union tried to counterbalance America's power. Competition and negotiations between the two countries became known as the 'Cold War'. In this period many major crises occurred, such as the war in Sudan and the Vietnam War. One of the main issues was the nuclear arms race. The smoke bomb was tested by both the Soviet Union and the United States by the mid-1950s. Britain also developed the bomb in 1957. Then anti-nuclear authorities launched a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958 with a march from London to the atomic plant at Aldermaston. In 1961 the philosopher Bertrand Russell led the pacifists' occupation of Leicester Square.
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The cultural revolution of the Sixties
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. In the 1960s there was a new ________ to attitudes from Europe and the United States.
2. Young people were more different from the ________ of their parents than in any previous century.
3. Social ________ gave way to permissiveness.
4. Penguin Books won the case of ________ brought against them for publishing Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
5. Capital punishment for ________ was suspended.
6. England became the world centre of youth culture and musical ________.
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Social legislation
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

In the year 1967
A: the legislation regarding sexual mores made big progress.
B: wives were given the right to throw out their husbands.
C: getting an abortion on the National Health Service became possible.
D: local authorities were allowed to ban contraceptives.
E: a homosexual act between two consenting adults was no longer a criminal offence.
F: the Divorce Reform Act was passed.
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Racial tensions
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The immigrants were employed in the ________paid jobs.
2. They had ________ cultural and religious traditions.
3. Home Secretary Roy Jenkins promoted integration not as assimilation, but as equal opportunity in a frame of mutual ________.
4. In 1968 the Race ________ Act tried to prevent unequal treatment of coloured people.
5. According to this law, it was ________ to refuse employment, housing or public services for reasons of colour or race.
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