Lloyd George 1916 - 1922

Mindmap summary of the main points of Lloyd George's 1916 - 1922 government, although it focuses more on the period after WW1.

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  • Lloyd George 1916-1922
    • Cash for Honors Scandal
      • Lloyd George sold peerages to anyone who could afford them. This included some people of questionable reputation (ie criminals). This damaged the reputation if the Liberal party.
      • "Presidential style"
        • Lloyd George's style of government is often described as being presidential as he liked to make decisions by himself without consulting anyone else. For example, the Chanak Crisis and sending the Black and Tans into Ireland.
        • Chanak Crisis 1922
          • Lloyd George planned to threaten war on Turkey if they didn't back down against Greece. Having just come out of a war, the British people and government disagreed.
    • Geddes Axe 1922
      • Government cuts to try and stimulate the economy in the 1920s.
    • Representation of the People Act 1918
      • Gave the vote to any women over the age of 31 who had land.
    • "Homes For Heroes" promise
      • Lloyd George promised homes fit for heroes to return to after the war. He failed to delivered on this promise.
    • "Presidential style"
      • Lloyd George's style of government is often described as being presidential as he liked to make decisions by himself without consulting anyone else. For example, the Chanak Crisis and sending the Black and Tans into Ireland.
      • Chanak Crisis 1922
        • Lloyd George planned to threaten war on Turkey if they didn't back down against Greece. Having just come out of a war, the British people and government disagreed.
    • "Dynamic force"
      • Split the Liberal Party
        • Lloyd George was becoming more right wing and his supporters split from the supporters of Asquith, the other Liberal leader, who was more left wing.
          • Stanley Baldwin said this of Lloyd George and said that it was a terrible thing.
      • Stanley Baldwin said this of Lloyd George and said that it was a terrible thing.
    • Split the Liberal Party
      • Lloyd George was becoming more right wing and his supporters split from the supporters of Asquith, the other Liberal leader, who was more left wing.

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