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What did Churchill encourage in the Russian Civil War 1918-1921
British military intervention (money and arms) on the side of non communsts?whites in Russian civil war
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What treaty did Churchill object to in 1920?
Anglo-Soviet Trade treaty
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What did Churchill threaten to resign over in 1922?
The proposal to officially recognise the Soviet State
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What had happened to trade union membership?
It had doubled 4 million to 8 million
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What had happened to communism?
The fear had spread to Germany
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What was feared in Britain?
A revolution in britain
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What was the famous letter called?
The Zinoviev letter
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What did the zinoviev letter show?
A link between labour and reds in the Daily Mail
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How did Churchill see communism?
As a 'cancer' and a 'foul baboonary'
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What did Churchill urge his collegues to do in 1919?
Use force against coal strikers
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What did he approve the use of?
Gas in iraq
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What was Churchill appointed as?
Chancellor of the Exchequer
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When?
1925
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by who?
Baldwin
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Why was he chosen?
Second choic to Chamberlain
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What did gold standard ensure?
Money supply and stabalitlity
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What was wrong with it?
It was set too high at pre war levels and made exports expensive and raised interest rate
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who else supported the return to gold?
A labour appointed committee
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What did Keynes write?
the economic consequences of Mr Churchill 1925
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What did churchill extend?
Welfare state
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What did this mean?
National insurances and pensions
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What did he reduce and for example?
Reduced military spending and refused to allow a naval base in singapore "no war with Japan" in his lifetime
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what did Churchill decrease?
Income tax
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what did Churchill support?
Initial subsidy but coal industry was inefficient
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What did the Daily mail refuse to do?
Refused for printers to print an anti-strike article as a threat to freedom of speech
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What did he see the General strike as?
A threat to democracy
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But what did he do?
he sympathized with the miners
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When was the General Strike?
3-13th May 1926
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What paper did he edit?
The British Gazette
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What was Churchill accused of saying?
'A little Bloodletting'
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In what paper?
The new Statesman
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What did he sign in 1927?
The trade dispute act to ban General Strikes
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What payment did Churchill Support?
payemnt of subsidy to coalminers while industry investigated
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What did Churchill try and do for coal miners?
Compromise over continued work
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What did he persuade mine owners to do?
negotiate on a national level over wage cuts which was what workers wanted
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What did Churchill aim to impose?
A settlement so miners could get back to work
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When did Labour win the election?
1929
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Why was Churchill not in office after 29 due to labour?
He had already alienated them due to the General strike
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Why was their a labour led government?
A crash and Depression
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When was the Gold standard abandoned?
1931
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What did Churchill write in 1930 and where did he go?
My early life and America
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What did he strongly oppose?
Indian Independence
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What party did he form>
The indian defence league
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How was this seen?
out dated and extremist
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How did Churchill describe Gandhi?
'A half naked Fakir'
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What did he campaign for ?
Rearmament after Hitler became chancellor, 1933
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What was Churchill seen as?
War mongering
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What did he say in 1937?
I will not pretend that if I had to choose between Communism and Nazism, I would choose Communism
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Who was Churchill fooled by, when and over what?
Czech Nazi henlein in 1938, over peaceful intentions over the Czech republic
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how did Churchill see the Munich conference in 1938? but what did he face?
"peace with dishonour" a vote of no confidence in his own constituency
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what was Churchill part of in 1935?
Air defence research commitee
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What was wrong with Mrs Wallis Simpson?
She was married and already divorce and in a relationship with Edward VIII
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Since when was Churchill and Edward VIII friends?
1911
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What did Churchill want of the abdication crisis?
to be made public to give the king support but was unpopular
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What was Churchill accused of?
Trying to overthrow Baldwin and form a kings party
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What did this result in?
A dislike of Churchill by a new monarchy, George VI
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