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By Terry Pratchett

To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a brand new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a superb clanging monster of a desktop that harnesses the ability of the entire parts: earth, air, fireplace and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's quickly drawing astonished crowds, a few of whom stuck the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and extremely good rainwear.

Moist von Lipwig isn't a guy who enjoys exertions - as grasp of the put up workplace, the Mint and the Royal financial institution his enter is, in fact, vital... yet principally depending on phrases, that are thankfully now not very heavy and don't regularly desire greasing. notwithstanding, he does take pleasure in being alive, which makes a brand new activity supply from Vetinari difficult to refuse...

Steam is emerging over Discworld, pushed by means of Mister Simnel, the fellow wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has a fascinating association with the sine and cosine. wet must grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fats controller with a heritage of throwing staff down the steps and a few very offended dwarfs if he's going to forestall all of it going off the rails...

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This stated that West Germany would regard diplomatic recognition of East Germany as an unfriendly act as it would be tantamount to acceptance of the division of the country. Adenauer further claimed that only West Germany had the right to represent 'Germany'. Small wonder that Khrushchev had vowed to 'never, never, never change our minds about the German problem'. At the heart of the 'German problem' lay Berlin- a divided city in a divided nation. Berliners crossed sector boundaries every day for work and pleasure, some crossed from East to West never to return.

Truman believed that if the United States used its wealth to help Europe recover and regain prosperity, fewer countries would be tempted by communism. In addition, America's own economy would benefit by encouraging the revival of trade. His objective was economic reconstruction with a political purpose. The Marshall Plan In June 1947, General George Marshall announced what was to be known as the Marshall Plan - a programme of aid to help 28 war-torn Europe to re-equip its factories and revive agriculture and trade.

Insight The UK suffered one of its most severe winters at a time of austerity when there was still rationing of basic items such as coal. The coldest period was from 21 January to 16 March and over 4 million workers were idle because of the power cuts caused by deep snow. In late February 1947 the British government decided to end economic aid to Greece and to withdraw British troops. This would leave Greece open to communism unless the United States could be persuaded to fill the gap. The United States' new Secretary of State, George C.

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