History Domestic Issues - KQ4 - National Government Formation

KQ4 - Focussing on why the National Government was formed. 

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KQ4 - National Government Formation

Wall Street Crash                                                   Britain's Economic Structure  
Lead to a depression                                               Too reliant on staple industries
Unemployment hit 2.5 million                                    Other countries were modernising
Cost hit £125 million

Labour Party Divided
Cabinet split 11 to 9
Inexperienced 

Keynesianism 
Spend the country out of the depression
Too frightening a proposition
Traditional cuts were not working  

Ramsay MacDonald
Resigned - Traitor
King told him to lead a national government  
MacDonald may not have seen an alternative 

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