1945 proved to be a key moment in Great Britain’s history. World War Two had an immediate impact in terms of economic and political changes. How difficult were conditions in Britain in 1945?
When did the Allies defeat Nazi Germany?
Which country had become the wealthiest economic power in 1945?
What term refers to the restrictions that the government placed on what people could buy and on what the government could spend?
What was demobilisation?
Bringing the armed forces back into civilian life
Putting the Beveridge Report into effect
The aid package from the USA to countries weakened by World War Two
Who was the main architect of demobilisation?
How much had the national debt risen to in 1945?
What percentage of British schools and houses were either destroyed or needed repairing?
20 per cent
10 per cent
30 per cent
What date was the election held at the end of the war?
5 May 1945
5 August 1945
5 July 1945
Which of the following was a reason for the Labour victory?
The Conservatives were blamed for the 1930s Depression
Many voters feared the Beveridge Report would result in a rise in spending
Churchill was a popular leader during the war and represented the 'bulldog spirit'
Who became Prime Minister following the 1945 election?