LG Government 1918-1922

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  • Lloyd George Coalition 1918-1922
    • Domestic Issues
      • 'Triple Alliance' resurrected 1919
      • Sankey Commission 1919
      • Miner's Strike Oct 1919
      • 1921 Safeguarding od Industries Act
      • Demobilisation
      • 1919 Clydeside Glasgow Strike
      • April 1921 86m days lost to stikes
      • June 1921 Unemployment reaches 2.5m
      • Docker's strike May 1920
    • Economic Policy
      • Over 3.5m people receiving some sort of wartime pension
      • 1922 Budget saw a 12% cut back in government spending
      • 'Squandermania'
      • 'Geddes Axe' aimed at cutting remaining £100m, cut only £64m
      • 750,000 killed in WW1, 9% of all men under 45
    • Foreign Policy
      • Chanak Crisis
        • French and Italian troops withdrew but LG determined to stay
        • Daily Mail 'Get out of Chanak'
      • Versailles Treaty
        • Too moderate
        • Reparations too severe
        • 'It would be a folly to believe that we can reconstruct the world without her assistance.'
      • Ireland
        • March 1920 Government of Ireland Act
        • Black and Tans
        • 'Bloody Sunday'/Croke Park
        • Anglo-Irish Treaty
    • Ideology
      • Conservatism
        • Privatisation
        • Imperial Empire
          • India
      • Socialism
        • Nationalisation
        • Separatist
      • 'Prisoner' political status
    • Social
      • Unemployment Insurance Act 1922
      • Increased Pensions
      • 'Homes Fit for Heroes'
        • Addison Housing Act 1919
          • 100,000 homes by 1922, payed £910 instead of £385
      • Representation of the People Act 1918
        • 84m addded to the electorate but turnout just 57%
      • Unemployed Worker's dependants Act 1921
    • Political
      • 'PM Without a Party'
      • Power without responsibility
      • LG/Asquith Split
      • Newport By-election 1922
      • Conservative Party had not won an election since 1902
    • Historiography
      • Michael Lynch 'seldom trusted' 'a reaction to his style of politics'
      • John Grigg 'both a crusader and a crook, but crusader took precedence'
      • Michael Lynch Irish Treaty 'represents the outstanding success of LG's political career'
      • Peter Rowland 'Achievements superficially impressive, lacked substance and permanence.'
    • Downfall
      • Public Scandals
      • Presidential Style
      • Economic
      • Political

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