Political Impacts of WW1

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  • Political Impact of WW1
    • National coalition
      • post war
        • coupon election
          • Asquith & liberals Vs DLG and the coalition
            • DLG had lots of popularity amongst the public
            • DLG - 133 seats
            • Asquith - 28 seats
            • Labour - 63 seats
            • conservative's - 333 seats
    • liberals
      • went against their own beliefs in 1915
        • were unable to give people freedom they promised
          • needed state intervention to win the war
      • Asquith resigned as PM
        • David Lloyd George became PM
      • Split over Asquith & DLG
        • Maurice debate
          • DLG continued the coalition even after the war
            • saw the revival of the Tori's
      • went into decline after the war
    • Conservatives
      • politically weak at the outbreak of war
      • gained popularity following liberals decisions on home rule
      • emphasised patriotism, militarism, and unity of the empire
        • what the public wanted
    • labour
      • nearly split in 1914
        • over the outbreak of war.
          • believed in international cooperation
      • MacDonald
        • criticised in the press for not supporting entry to war
        • leader of labour 1911
          • resigned in the war due to his pacifism
      • Arthur Henderson
        • first labour politician to have a place in the cabinet
          • 1916
      • Gained more votes after the war due to a widening of the franchise
    • Irish Nationals
      • a disaster
        • still didn't have home rule due to the start of the war
      • lost support in Ireland to Sinn Fein
      • Dublin Easter Rising
        • 1916

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