By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones
A better half to modern Britain covers the most important subject matters and debates of 20th-century historical past from the outbreak of the second one global struggle to the tip of the century. Assesses the impression of the second one global conflict appears at Britain’s function within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special dating’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural concerns, comparable to category cognizance, immigration and race kinfolk, altering gender roles, and the effect of the mass media Covers household politics and the economic climate Introduces the numerous views dominating old writing in this interval Identifies the main matters that are more likely to gas destiny debate
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In a bipolar world, in which nuclear proliferation was relatively well controlled, the threat of ‘mutually assured destruction’ was simultaneously terrifying and stabilizing. 20 For a government that was already overstretched, this decision was not taken lightly. But Ernest Bevin persuaded his colleagues that the possession of nuclear weapons capability would be necessary in order to maintain British influence with the United States, and indeed any pretence to a world role. The development of the hydrogen bomb by the superpowers in the mid-1950s was also matched by the British, although Churchill became more than ever determined to broker a summit meeting between the United States and the Soviet Union as a means of securing an end to what seemed an insane race towards Armageddon.