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1

which three ways did the national government prove they were capable of making tricky decisions in 1931 onward?

- Introduction of Means Test

- Cutting public sector workers pay by 10%

- Cutting unemployment assistence by 10%

2

How much debt had Britain accumulated with America by the end of WWII?

4 billion

3

Generally - what was the main priority of the successive governments economically between 1945 - 1979?

To maintain full employment

4

Geddes Axe 1922?

A series of spending cuts announced by Chancellor Sir Eric Geddes as part of Lloyd Georges retrenchment policy.

5

Who was leader of both Labour government in the interwar years?

Ramsay MacDonald

6

Labour had governments in 1924 and 1929 but both wore Majority governments, making laws hard to pass and legislate effectively.
T/F

False
Minority

7

What type of Economy had Britain created in Britain between 1939-1951?

A Managed Economy

8

What issue split the Conservative party in the early 1920s?

Free Trade VS Protectionism (Tariffs)

9

What did Clement Attlee promise to build in Britain across his years in power 1945-1951?

A New Jerusalem

10

What act was the consequence of the general strike?

The Trades Disputes Act.

11

Which policy is Neville Chamberlain associated with?

Appeasement

12

What year did Ted Heath get Britain to join the EEC (European Economic Community)?

1973

13

Who became PM in 1964?

Harold Wilson

14

The growth of state intervention in the economy increased war production and military spending.
How much of National Income was spent on military between 1940-1951?

50%

15

What issues did Wilson face in his first months in charge?

- £800million debt
- Had promised improved pensions and 1/2 a million homes - tricky with economic situation
- had majority of 4 seats in first 2 years. wins more in 66' election
- Vietnam involvement. keep America on our side but don't sent troops

16

What was the Special Areas Act?

A government scheme that identified Special Areas that needed targeted investment and economic assistance to help create jobs and stop rampant poverty.