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The British Attempt to Construct a Socialist Commonwealth, 1945-1951
de Administrador AESIL - Tuesday, 29 de October de 2013, 16:15
To the surprise of many, the 1945 general election led to the return of Britain's first Labour majority government. Labour's 1945 election manifesto declared that it was a socialist party and proud of it. The Attlee government created the modern welfare state and the National Health Service, and nationalized the public utilities. It sought to construct a New Jerusalem, a socialist commonwealth. Why did it not succeed in doing so?

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