(B) Conservative Governments keywords

first-past-the-post
a voting system whereby the candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins a seat in parliament
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Great Depression
started in the US with the Wall Street Crash when the value of shares on the stock exchange collapsed; economic activity was reduced across the whole world which led to mass unemployment in the 1930s; in Britain unemployment affect 25% of workforce
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one-nation Conservative
an ideology where one believes that all classes in society have obligations to one another and that there is a particular responsibility for those who are rich to ensure the well-being of those who are poor
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Chancellor of the Exchequer
the government minister responsible for economic and financial policy; the chancellor is often the most powerful person in the government after the prime minister
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appeasement
a policy of making concessions in order to avoid conflict; in the 1930s the British government had aimed to prevent a war with Nazi Germany by following this policy, but failed
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unilateral nuclear disarmament
the policy of renouncing the use and possession of nuclear weapons without waiting for any international consultation or agreement
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nationalisation
State ownership of key industries; the demand of the State to control 'the commanding heights of the economy' had been a central principle of the Labour Party from its beginning.
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started in the US with the Wall Street Crash when the value of shares on the stock exchange collapsed; economic activity was reduced across the whole world which led to mass unemployment in the 1930s; in Britain unemployment affect 25% of workforce

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Great Depression

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an ideology where one believes that all classes in society have obligations to one another and that there is a particular responsibility for those who are rich to ensure the well-being of those who are poor

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the government minister responsible for economic and financial policy; the chancellor is often the most powerful person in the government after the prime minister

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a policy of making concessions in order to avoid conflict; in the 1930s the British government had aimed to prevent a war with Nazi Germany by following this policy, but failed

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