The 1945 UK General Election

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This is more like high school diploma course in Anglophilia.

Tomorrow’s election in UK is unlikely to be as epoch-making as this one in 1945, when the British electorate kicked out Winston Churchill, who had just celebrated the victory over Nazi Germany. Having defeated the fascism in Europe, the British embarked on the reconstruction of post-WWII Britain on the socialist ideas and started divesting the Empire under the fiscal pressure mainly from their wartime debt owed to the US.

Upon hearing the shocking landslide result, someone told Churchill how ungrateful the British people were to him.  Churchill said “Oh, I don’t know about that.  The British people had a lot to put up with.”

A class act.

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