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the economic miracle happened in Germany because they had no delusions of consquence. Britain simply re-started building the same old shit they were building before the war; cars like the austin 7.

Also, the government frittered away colossal sums re-arming our military, building a totally pointless independent nuclear deterrent, complete with our own inter continental ballistic missiles.

Also, we literally smashed our world beating computer technology at the request of the Aemricans, who claimed it would let the Russians know their cyphers were compromised. the fact that it gave IBM, Honeywell etc an open goal was, I'm sure, entirely coincidental.

Meanwhile, the Germans and the Japanese, no longer wanting to have a pointless military machine, re-built their industrial base for a post-war future where they would have to trade their way out of debt. They made their finance and government departments subservient to the needs of trade and well-paid employment.

Thei success in the 70s and beyond was 25 years in the making. British failure was of a similar vintage.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 15th, 2018 at 05:17:54 PM EST
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