Churchill's fear of Communism and social unrest

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Churchill's fear of Communism and social unrest


- After war Cabinet didn't have a clear policy on Russia

- Churchill wanted high level of intervention - thought the whites had a good chance of winning and were popular

- Connvinced Cabinet they had a moral obligation to Tsarist officers

Social Unrest in Britain:

- During war trade union movement doubled to 8 million

- Churchill was keen on military intervention:

- strikes in Liverpool/Glasgow - wanted to send troops in

- in Iraq approved use of gas and RAF bombing to put down unrest

Defence and Disarmament:

- 1919 Churchill introduced 10 year rule - basic for defence cuts

- but in 30s Churchill criticized disarmament - even though he had implemented it

- Reduced RAF…


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