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A Better World?

A Better World? Scotland After the First World War is at the National Library of Scotland until 27 April 2019.

Marking the centenary of the Armistice, A Better World? explores the impact of the First World War on life and society in post-war Scotland.

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Once peace was declared, the Ministry of Reconstruction was established, and tasked with rebuilding the nation to create a 'better world after the war'. Scotland faced enormous challenges post-war, and in harsh economic conditions, there were struggles between competing ideals and priorities for the country.

With more people now able to vote, there was an opportunity to harness the energy and hope felt at the end of the war. Many used collective action to strive for change, whether for better housing, workers' rights, equality or a new Scottish identity.

Find out more on the National Library of Scotland website.

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