The Decline of the Liberal Party

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  • The Decline of the Liberal Party
    • Coalition
      • Liberals were traditionally pacifist, They had to accept help from Conservatives and form a coalition to stay in power.
        • Lloyd George took over, which exposed Asquith as a bad leader
          • H. H. Asquith
            • Not a good wartime PM
      • Made the Liberals seem weak
      • Working with Conservatives allowed them to dump Lloyd George
    • Split
      • The Liberals had divided over tensions between Lloyd George and Asquith
    • David Lloyd George
      • The Liberal Leader had been involved in scandals, like affairs with his secretary and selling honours
      • Lloyd George was dropped from government in 1922, by the Conservatives
    • Winston Churchill
      • One of Liberal's most prominent politicians, deserted the party in 1922 to rejoin the conservatives
    • H. H. Asquith
      • Not a good wartime PM
    • WWI
      • Liberals were traditionally pacifist, They had to accept help from Conservatives and form a coalition to stay in power.
        • Lloyd George took over, which exposed Asquith as a bad leader
        • 1915 Shell Crisis
          • Coalition
            • Made the Liberals seem weak
            • Working with Conservatives allowed them to dump Lloyd George
        • 1915 Dardenelles Campaign
          • Winston Churchill
            • One of Liberal's most prominent politicians, deserted the party in 1922 to rejoin the conservatives
        • 1916 Shortage of Soldiers (conscription)
          • Split
            • The Liberals had divided over tensions between Lloyd George and Asquith
          • David Lloyd George
            • The Liberal Leader had been involved in scandals, like affairs with his secretary and selling honours
            • Lloyd George was dropped from government in 1922, by the Conservatives
        • 1916 Battle of the Somme
          • Asquith's son was killed
    • 1915 Shell Crisis

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