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View Diary: Could the 2008 Election be Like the 1932 Election? (Part 2) (218 comments)

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  •  Early 1950s - (0+ / 0-)

    Economy - recession after Korean War spending.
    Security - development of H-bomb.
    (In fact, the first H-bomb test was just before the 1952 election.)

    What else?
    There was the "Doctor's Plot" in the Soviet Union hatched by a paranoid Stalin.
    Nasser seized power in a coup in Egypt threatening Britain and Israel.
    Anticolonial uprisings across Africa and Asia.

    Hardly "false on its face".

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