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DWR Section 6

Life After War

When was VE Day? (Victory in Europe Day, marking the end of WW2 in Europe). 8th May 1945
By 1945, how much was Britain's national debt? £3500 million
By 1945, how much wealth had Britain lost? 30% wealth lost
Which agreement was ended in 1945? The Lend-Lease agreement with the USA
Approximately, how many military deaths did WW2 see? 250,000 military deaths
Approximately, how many civilian deaths did WW2 see? 60,000
What was income tax raised to in 1945? 50%
When was the demobilisation plan put in place? 18th June 1945
How many soldiers were demobbed in the 18 months after VE Day? 4.3 million
When were the last air raids? March 1945
How many homes were destroyed during the war? 500,000
When did Labour last hold office before the 1945 General Election? 1931
The 1945 General Election was the first general election since when? 1935
When did voting last for the 1945 General Election? 5th - 19th July 1945
Why did voting last so long for the 1945 General Election? To give soldiers abroad a chance to vote
What were the results of the 1945 General Election in terms of percentage of seats won? In order: Labour - 61.7%, Conservatives - 33.6%, Liberals - 1.9%, others - 3.4% of seats
Created by: DylDZ-GCSE