Content Knowledge Notes - The Impact of War on British Society and Politics since 1900

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Content Knowledge ­ The Impact of War on
British Society and Politics since 1900


1. When did it start and when did it end? 18991902
2. Why did it start? Argument over territory in South Africa between the
Boers (Dutch) and the British
3. Who was involved? Dutch…

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by our military operations... the poor women who were being driven from
pillar to post, needed protection and organized assistance


7. What happened in the 1906 General Election?
The Liberal Party (under Henry
CampbellBannerman won the election with a
large majority. The introduction of the workers
vote meant…

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of 7s 6d a week for 15 weeks in return for a payment of 2½d a

9. How did War influence each of the reforms? The Boer War drew attention
to the state of the soldiers signing up to fight, with almost 2/3 being unfit to
fight. A further…

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Medical services
Support services
Some refused every kind of alternative service and
went to prison. Ten died and 31 went mad as a
result of their experiences

15. What were the main events?
The Schlieffen Plan was created by General Count Alfred von
Schlieffen in December 1905. The Schlieffen Plan…

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18. How did it affect politics?
A coalition government was the measure taken to
ensure the government was working together in the
best way possible. There were no elections during the
1924 saw the first Labour government. This may have
been a result of increased social mobility due to…

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Suffrage Movement 1918/1928 suffrage legislation
(voting law) ­ in 1918, women were given the vote for
the first time. However, this was only for women over the
age of 30. It wasn't until 1928 when women received
equal voting rights to men.
`Homes for Heroes' was a scheme set up…

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Again, women were needed to fill the places of the men fighting
in the war. After WW2 even more rights for women were
introduced and women became more equal in
29. How did the War Impact on Government Powers?
More protective measures were introduced in WW2,
such as the…

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arms race. Soviet missiles were only powerful enough to be
launched against Europe but U.S. missiles were capable of
striking the entire Soviet Union. In late April 1962, Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev conceived the idea of placing
intermediaterange missiles in Cuba. A deployment in Cuba
would double the Soviet strategic…

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Regiment following disturbances during a banned civil rights
march in Londonderry.
1984 Five people are killed and 30 injured when an IRA bomb
explodes at the Grand Hotel in Brighton during the Conservative
Party conference. The Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret
Thatcher, narrowly escapes death and the party Chairman,
Norman Tebbit,…

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October 1990 Western troops enter the Gulf ­ over 200,000
(580,000 by Jan 1991)
February 1991 End to the war
56. How did it come to an end? Iraq accepted the UN's resolutions in 1991.


57. When did it start and when did it end? 2001




A good mix of short answer questions and analytical ideas. This resource covers the Impact of War on Britain for the entire 20th century.  Highly recommended.

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