why Britain became democratic

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changing political attitudes
people no longer saw workers as someone who should be looked down on or feared. growth of skilled workers more respected. education acts 1870 72 led to growth of workers education
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industrialisation and urbanisation
I- created working class which brung money to country and they were given the vote in 1832. changed sympathies, E+N more people could read stamp duty removed 1955 cheaper and more available information education compulsory to age of 12 1872
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pressure groups
reform league worked to push public opinion towards the franchise extension (only for men). Suffragists and suffragettes, violence from them made people question the idea
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other countries
ruling classes believed it was better to give up a little power in the interest of not losing it all. many contries in the British empire had more democratic systems than Britain
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WW1
women got jobs that the men who were away fighting used to do. helped them to be seen as capable of being equal. Banned conscientious objectors from voting
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political advantage
theory was that if you gave the vote to more people then you would gain the votes of them. !*^& the conservatives tried this by giving men the vote it didn't work as they only received 38.4% of the vote
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I- created working class which brung money to country and they were given the vote in 1832. changed sympathies, E+N more people could read stamp duty removed 1955 cheaper and more available information education compulsory to age of 12 1872

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industrialisation and urbanisation

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reform league worked to push public opinion towards the franchise extension (only for men). Suffragists and suffragettes, violence from them made people question the idea

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ruling classes believed it was better to give up a little power in the interest of not losing it all. many contries in the British empire had more democratic systems than Britain

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women got jobs that the men who were away fighting used to do. helped them to be seen as capable of being equal. Banned conscientious objectors from voting

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