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1947 History, and 1947 - 1 Summary

January - June: Trade union leaders are assassinated in Sicily; a pact is made between the Fascist regime and the Vatican; Britain asks the US to intervene in Greece's civil war and Truman warns against the Red Menace; The US and USSR attend to the smaller countries within their blocs, the US providing aid, the USSR taking their natural resources. The armaments race continues, the secret of atomic power formerly monopolized by the US. War persists in Greece; Ho Chi Minh rejects armistice terms offered by the French for Viet Nam; a massacre takes place at a Sicily demonstration of peasants; a new non-Communist government forms in Italy, headed by DeGasperi.

July - September: Gandhi obtains independence for India, which is divided into India and Pakistan, Hindu and Muslim, with refugees struggling to get to their proper places resulting...

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