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Who was Prime Minister during the years 1918-1964 and what party did he represent?
David Lloyd George (Liberal)
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Describe the domestic issues facing the Lloyd George government of 1918-1922
Industrial unrest, demobilisation, post-war economic depression, rising unemployment
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Describe the political significance of industrial unrest taking place in Glasgow in January 1919
'Red flag' was hoisted over the River Clyde as a sign of Communist influence
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Which year saw the resurrection of the 'Triple Alliance' and what legislation was used to deal with it?
February 1919 - The Emergency Powers Act 1920
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Describe the Sankey Commission
Formed in February 1919, it was created to assess the miners' demands for a 30% pay increase and a 7 hour work limit. By March, it had recommended partial nationalisation of the mines and a 20% pay rise. These demands were later rejected by LG.
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Describe the Addison Housing Act in terms of Lloyd George's fall from power.
This 1919 act, although managing to build over 100,000 homes by 1922, created yet another scandal for the LG government. Addison had paid £910 per home which should have cost £385, and LG received the blame for this blatant waste of public spending.
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Describe the Unemployment Insurance Act of November 1922
It brought 8 million people under the protection of national insurance by 1922.
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Name 4 examples of industrial unrest during the Lloyd George government of 1918-1922
Communist rising in Glasgow Jan 19191, resurrection of the 'triple alliance' Feb 1918, Sankey Commission, miner's strike Oct 1920, 'Black Friday' April 1921
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How many working days were lost to strikes in 1921?
86 million
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In which year and government was the Government of Ireland Act?
1920 (Lloyd George government)
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Geddes Axe
Government aimed to cut £175m public spending, but fell short agreeing on just £75m worth of cuts. 'Geddes Axe' was designed to find the remaining £100m, but also fell short cutting just £64m.
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What percentage did the coalition receive in the 1918 'coupon' election
47.6%
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Before the Lloyd George Coalition, the Conservative party had not won an election since 1902
1902
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Roughly how many people were receiving some sort of war pension following world war one?
3.5 million
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By December 1920 unemployment had risen from _ to _?
300,000 to 700,000 - by June 1921 it had reached 2 million
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The budget of 1922 saw a _% cut in government spending?
12%
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_ Britons had been killed in WW1, _% of the total workforce
750,000 - 9%
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Describe the domestic issues facing the Lloyd George government of 1918-1922

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Industrial unrest, demobilisation, post-war economic depression, rising unemployment

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Describe the political significance of industrial unrest taking place in Glasgow in January 1919

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Which year saw the resurrection of the 'Triple Alliance' and what legislation was used to deal with it?

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Describe the Sankey Commission

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