Post-War 1945-1947: Impact of War

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A-Levels History Flashcards on Post-War 1945-1947: Impact of War, created by Jake Davey on 05/21/2013.

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What created the fear of civil war? The fear of civil war was brought about by the Muslim League demanding their own state in 1940 and that the Musilm League took positions from resigned congress ministers, which increased tensions.
What happened after the war when the army was being demobbed? The soliders did not hand back their weapons (proliferation) thus increasing the fear of unrest.
Why was moral in the army very low? Moral was very low because 'everyone just wanted to go home'.
Which Nationalist Campaign launched the Quit India Movement (which soon turned violent) and created the fear of a renewed call for Civil Disobiedence? Congress
Which nationalist campaign was the first serious uprising since the Great Rebellion and What caused an Anti-Brisish feeling? The INA was first serious uprising since the Great Rebellion. Anti-Brisitsh feeling was caused by the issuse of Prisoners of War
Why did Britain have war time debts and how muuch was it? The British had war time debts because the USA funed the UK during the war and footed the bill for the wages of the Indian soliders.
What were the reconstruction costs for? The reconstruction cost were to rebiuld the cities destroyed in the Blitz.
What type of person was Atlee and what did he want? He was a Socialist and wanted social reforms in Britain and India, needed money to set up the NHS (key factor).
How much was the war time debts? Overall the debt to India was £13 billion (£50 million per year).
When was Atlee elected as prime minister? Elected in the 1945 elections .
In the 1946 Bombay munity , in which 20,000 soliders mutinied, who stopped the munity and what did this show? Congress stopped the munity thus showing their power and demonstrating that the army cannot be trusted ( the army was only ever used as a threat rather than in action after the munity)
Who estimated that the running of the empire would be £1.4 billion? Keynes
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