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1948

1948 saw a world weary from war. Only a few years removed from the Second World War, there was no rest for the weary to be found. The great task of rebuilding and adjusting to a new geopolitical environment was now at hand.

1948

This began with the Marshall Plan of the United States. Authorizing billions of dollars in aid to over a dozen countries, the aim of this program was to help facilitate the recovery process for countries that were devastated by the war. At the same time, the world was now in a geopolitical bipolar environment. There were now only two great powers – the United States and the Soviet Union. Having witnessed the spread of communism, the United States did not wish to see Western Europe slip into the communist, Soviet orbit of influence. The idea was that if the United States gives a significant amount of economic aid to her Western allies, those countries would be less likely to collapse and spark a communist uprising.

The end of World War II also brought with it another step toward the dissolution of European empires and colonialism in general. With that, there was a very significant development this year in the Middle East that, in part, occurred because of the lessening grip of European rule in the region. In May of 1948, Israel declared independence, and this sparked the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. During this conflict, the countries of Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, and Iraq sent military forces against Israel. When this occurred, formal British control over the region was truly finished.

In yet another event that helped bring some closure to the Second World War, in November of this year, an international war crimes tribunal sentenced seven Japanese government and military officials to death for their role in war crimes committed during World War II by the Japanese Empire.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Naked City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart

Country: United States

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The Snake Pit

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1948 ?

The Bishop's Mantle

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Hilary Laurens, a young Episcopal priest about 1939, has recently returned to his hometown, somewhere in the American heartland. Upon receiving sudden word that his grandfather, the Bishop of that diocese and the only father he's known, has suddenly taken ...

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The Naked and the Dead

By: Norman Mailer

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1948 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. David
  6. Michael
  7. Richard
  8. Thomas
  9. Charles
  10. Ronald
Top #10 female names
  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Barbara
  4. Patricia
  5. Susan
  6. Sandra
  7. Nancy
  8. Carol
  9. Sharon
  10. Kathleen

What happened in each day of 1948

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