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Accord

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New Haven, Connecticut, 29 Nov. 1908; d. Miami, Florida, 4 Apr. 1972)

US; member of the US House of Representatives 1945–66, 1969–70 Although Adam Clayton Powell was to become...

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Adlai Stevenson

Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

(b. Los Angeles, 5 Feb. 1900; d. London, 14 July 1965)

US; Governor of Illinois 1949–53, Democratic presidential candidate 1952, 1956 Stevenson took a BA at Princeton University...

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Adolfo Suárez González

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 25 Sept. 1932).

Prime Minister of Spain 1976–81 Born in Cebreros (Avila), he received a doctorate degree in law from the University of Madrid, and rose quickly in the...

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Al Gore

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1948– )

US Democratic politician, vice-president of the USA 1993–2001.

The son of a Democratic politician who became senator for Tennessee (1953–71), Al Gore grew up in...

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Alain Marie Juppé

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 15 Aug. 1945).

Prime Minister of France 1995–7 Born at Mont de Marsan, he graduated from the elite colleges École Normale Supérieure and the École Nationale d'Administration....

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Albert Lebrun

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1871–1950)

French statesman, 17th and last President (1932–40) of the Third Republic. A moderate conservative, he pursued a respected but unspectacular parliamentary career...

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Albert Reynolds

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 3 Nov. 1932).

Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of the Irish Republic 1992–4 Born in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon, he spent many years as a businessman. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann...

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Alcide De Gasperi

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 3 Apr. 1881, d. 19 Aug. 1954).

Italian Prime Minister 1945–53

Early career

Born in the Trentino (which was then part of Austria‐Hungary), he graduated from...

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Aleksandr Vasilievich Kolchak

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(b. 16 Nov. 1874, d. 7 Feb. 1920).

Russian admiralBorn in St Petersburg, of Tartar descent, he joined the Russian Imperial Navy and rose steadily in rank. A commander in the...

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