The First World War

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  • The First World War
    • Failures
      • Dardenelles campaign 1915
        • Churchill was blamed
      • Shells crisis 1915
        • Lord Kitchener was blamed. Lloyd George took over as minister of munitions
      • Battle of the Somme 1916
        • Asquith's own son was killed. 20,000 men were lost in the first few hours
    • Political Impacts
      • Women got the vote
      • The Liberals split and dissapeared
        • The effect on the Liberal Party
          • Split
            • Half wanted conscription (Lloyd George) other half didn't (Asquith)
            • Half supported Lloyd George, others stayed faithful to Asquith
          • Asquith was considered a bad war PM and was forced out by Lloyd George
          • Lloyd George was eventually forced out by the Tories  after a number of scandals
      • More government intervention needed. Laissez-faire abandoned
    • Coalition
      • In 1916 Lloyd George forced Asquith out and formed a war time coalition
        • This included mainly Liberals and Conservatives and less so Labour
    • Economic impacts
      • War Debt
        • Britain didn't want to pay for the war with taxes
        • They borrowed lots of money from the US in particular
        • Had to raise taxes anyway to pay debt
      • Staple industries
        • Britain still was not modernising fast enough. Now they didn't need to build so many boats, the economy was declining.
      • Trade exports
        • Germans had bombed a lot of trade ships
      • Economic downturn
        • After the post-war-boom the economy dropped dramatically
          • Many unemployed
        • Many unemployed
    • The effect on the Liberal Party
      • Split
        • Half wanted conscription (Lloyd George) other half didn't (Asquith)
        • Half supported Lloyd George, others stayed faithful to Asquith
      • Asquith was considered a bad war PM and was forced out by Lloyd George
      • Lloyd George was eventually forced out by the Tories  after a number of scandals

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