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The United Kingdom of Great Britain after the II World War

Autor /IropyipType Dodano /23.12.2007

I would like to describe the situation in The Kingdom of Great Britain after the II World War
1945-1997 Great Britain after the second World War
After the II World War the Labour Party with Clement Atlee were electedThey promised inter alia as the creation of a National Health Service and nationalisation of the major industries. The UK at the time was poor, relying heavily on loans from the United States of America (which were finally paid off in February 2007). Nevertheless, morale was boosted by events such as the marriage of Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and the Festival of Britain.
In the 1950s rebuilding continued but the UK had lost its place as a superpower and could no longer maintain its large Empire. This led to decolonization, and a withdrawal from almost all of its colonies by 1970. The 1960s were, however, relatively prosperous times after the Second World WarThe first motorways were built a great cultural movement began which expanded across the world.
Through the 1970s the UK began integration to the European Economic Community but experienced unfortunately at this time stagflation began following a global economic downturn. As well as this the conflict with the IRA reached its peak in Northern Ireland in a period known as the Troubles.
In 1980s? a strict modernization of British economy under Margaret Thatcher during the 1980s, saw a time of record unemployment but also a time of economic boom as state owned industries became privatised. This was also the time that the IRA took the issue of Northern Ireland to Great Britain, maintaining a prolonged bombing campaign on the island.
After the economic boom of the 1980s a brief recession occurred between 1991 and 1992 following the economic chaos of Black Wednesday. The rest of the 1990s saw the beginning of a period of continuous economic growth that has to date lasted over 18 years and was greatly expanded by the Tony Blair?s government. The Good Friday Agreement saw what many believe to be the beginning of the end of conflict in Northern Ireland; since this event, there has been very little armed violence over the issue.
In 1999 the devolted Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly were created, and as a result Scotland and Wales can make their own decisions.
In the economic expansion continued greatly despite the effects of the September 11th attacks in the United States. Following these attacks, the United States began the so-called War on Terror beginning with a conflict in Afghanistan aided by British troops. Despite huge anti-war marches held in London and Glasgow, Blair gave strong support also to the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The War on Terror following 9/11 increased the threat of international terrorists plotting attacks against the UK. On Thursday 7 July 2005, a series of four bomb explosions struck London's public transport system during the morning rush-hour. All four incidents were suicide bombings that killed 52 commutors in addition to the 4 bombers.
In 2007 Gordon Brown and Scottish National Party won the general election. SNP formed a minority to government and is going to negotiate with the government of the United Kingdom to achieve the independence of Scottland. Future of the United Kingdom, as the country consisted of 4 countries may be numbered.

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