The United Kingdom in the 20 century. th Made by Samarkin D. Moscow 2012
Periodizing ► The end of the Victorian Era (1900-1901)► The Edwardian Era (1901–1910)► The period of the World War I ( 1914–1918)► The interwar period (1918–1939)► The period of the World War II (1939-1945)► The loss of empire (1947-1960)► Modern Britain (1960-present)
The monarchs of the century1. Queen Victoria (1837-1901)2. King Edward VII (1901-1910)3. King George V (1910-1936)4. King Edward VIII (20.01.1936 – 11.12.1936 )5. King George VI (1936-1952)6. Queen Elizabeth II (1952-present)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Winston Churchill was a politician, a soldier, an artist, and the 20th centurys most famous and celebrated Prime Minister of the UK.
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) He was a British biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy He is known for discovery of penicillin (1928).
The Beatles► John Lennon► Paul McCartney► Ringo Starr► George Harrison
World War I (1914–1918)Britain took part in this war as a member of the Entente. About 996 000 of the Briton people died.
World War IIBritain, along with most of itsdominions, Crown colonies, and BritishIndia, declared war on Nazi Germany in1939. War with Japan began in 1941, after itattacked British colonies in Asia.The UK has lost about 460 000 people.
Postwar period►1948 The National Health Service is founded►1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II►1979 The Conservatives win a general election. Margaret Thatcher becomes Britains first woman prime minister.
the Commonwealth of Nations The Queen of the UK is a head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
ConclusionNow the UK is a sovereign state, whichincludes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, andmany smaller islands.