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1

The hardest hit areas in Britain across this period in time were associated with heavy industry. South Wales Coalfields, Tyne and Clydeside shipyards and mining in the northern areas. T/F

True

2

How much did Britains exports decline by after the Wall Street Crash?

50%

3

What phrase do historians often use to describe the differences between older and newer centres of industry?

Two Englands

4

Due to lack of fuel and electricity, how many days was the working week reduced to under Ted Heath?

3 day working week
A state of National Emergency

5

What did Heath's famous slogan that he asked teh people before the 1974 General Election?

'Who Governs Britain?'

6

What did unemployment increase to during the economic recession of 1920-1921?

12%

7

What is the name of the Prime Minister that led Britain through the second half of WWI?

David Lloyd George

8

How many seats did the Labour party win in the 1945 Labour Landslide?

393 seats

9

What made the Macmillan Government popular between 1957-1963?

- Rising living standards. 'you've never had it so good'
- Low unemployment
- Decling social inequality. (more equal)

10

What year was the Wall Street Crash?

29th Oct 1929

11

Reasons Churchill became PM in 1940:

- Politicians had no faith in Chamberlain cause of his Appeasement policy.
- Chamberlain's Attempt to save Norway in 1940 went badly.
- Lord Halifax did not think he could run the war effort from the house of Lords and stepped aside.

12

Who became PM in 1970-1974 with a majority of 30 seats?

Edward Heath

13

What did the upper/middle classes to do during the general strike?

Work in the working class jobs that were available

14

Following the Wall Street Crash, Labour's spending plans in 1929-1931 came under immense pressure because of Britain's struggleing economy. T/F?

True

15

Heath famoulsy did a U-Turn after 18 months in charge. What was this U-Turn?

He decided that budget cuts and less gov spending was not working (as economic performance and industrial relations were tricky). So he gave in and increased spending.

16

What was the name of the agreement that Churchill negotiated with the Americans in 1940?

The Lend-Lease Agreement
It was a credit agreement that put off paying for American goods until the end of the war.