Netflix’s The Crown is currently one of the most talked about shows. Whether you are a Royalist, addicted to anything British Crown related, or a history buff, you are most likely hooked on The Crown. We’ve decided to take on the challenge of fact-checking this show to determine just how accurate what you’re watching really is. Now you can put your phone down and watch the show properly, without having to pause in between every scene to Google your burning questions.
So, whether you think you know what the show gets right or you need some guidance, this article is for you. Spoiler alert, obviously. Read on at your own risk, but we think it’s worth it anyway!
1. The Queen’s Dance With The Ghanaian Prime Minister
In the second season of The Crown, a major political maneuver is orchestrated by the Queen. Knowing that Ghana, a former colony of Britain, is toying with the idea of cooperating with the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, the Queen is forced to do something. So she invites Ghana’s new Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah, to a Foxtrot dance.
The show portrayed this move as victorious and one that led to Ghana, and other African nations, refusing ties with the USSR during the Cold War. The truth is not as simple. In reality, it was the fact that socialism was severely crumbling in Ghana, not the dance, that shifted the country’s foreign policy.