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Winston Churchill dies in 1949
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t***@go.com
2017-07-26 19:20:02 UTC
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As a result, Winston Churchill is not the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1951 to 1955.

How does this change the history of the
U.K. and the history of the world in
the 1950s and later?
David Tenner
2017-07-26 20:54:21 UTC
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As a result, Winston Churchill is not the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1951 to 1955.
How does this change the history of the
U.K. and the history of the world in
the 1950s and later?
We has an interesting thread at
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/soc.history.what-if/q0S1KXheYKY/Qpn6s82FYXYJ
on whether Churchill was an asset or a liability overall for the
Conservatives in 1951. If on balance, despite Labour's "Churchill will mean
war" campaign, Churchill was an asset, then (given the closeness of the
election) Attlee would probably win in 1951 against Eden.
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The Horny Goat
2017-07-26 23:10:54 UTC
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As a result, Winston Churchill is not the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1951 to 1955.
How does this change the history of the
U.K. and the history of the world in
the 1950s and later?
Probably the biggest change would have been he wouldn't have been
knighted by Queen Elizabeth in one of her first acts - he had
previously declined a knighthood in 1946.
jerry kraus
2017-07-27 13:02:06 UTC
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As a result, Winston Churchill is not the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1951 to 1955.
How does this change the history of the
U.K. and the history of the world in
the 1950s and later?
Probably the biggest change would have been he wouldn't have been
knighted by Queen Elizabeth in one of her first acts - he had
previously declined a knighthood in 1946.
Possibly a less systematic extermination campaign against the Kenyans during the Mao-Mao rebellion. Churchill could be just as ruthless as Hitler or Stalin, at times. Most of the population were confined to concentration camps for years.
jerry kraus
2017-07-27 13:45:59 UTC
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As a result, Winston Churchill is not the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1951 to 1955.
How does this change the history of the
U.K. and the history of the world in
the 1950s and later?
Probably the biggest change would have been he wouldn't have been
knighted by Queen Elizabeth in one of her first acts - he had
previously declined a knighthood in 1946.
Possibly a less systematic extermination campaign against the Kenyans during the Mao-Mao rebellion. Churchill could be just as ruthless as Hitler or Stalin, at times. Most of the population were confined to concentration camps for years.
Sorry, that's Mau Mau, of course, not Mao Mao. My obsession with the Chairman has got the better of me, again.
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