Why was Churchill facing problems in 1940

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  • Why was Churchill facing problems in 1940
    • Gold reserves were running out so they couldn't afford to stay in the war
    • Danger of Italian entry into the war
      • Block off the Suez Canal due to threat to Egypt and Suez Canal
    • Japan was a threat to GB possessions in South Asia
    • Fear of large-scale German bombing following their bombing of Poland and the Low countries
    • Lord Halifax was still in the Cabinet as Foreign Secretary
      • He made discreet attempts to try and work out what Germany's terms for peace with GB would be
    • GB forces had been cut off from French forces due to Dunkirk
      • Unlikely they would


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