Flashcards in 1. Churchill's view on India and Abdication Deck (14):
What were 3 issues that set 'CH' aside from mainstream thinking?
Which king abdicated and who did he marry?
Edward VIII - Wallis Simpson
What did Churchill view India as?
'Jewel in the crown'
In Churchill's view, what did British rule ensure within India?
economic and social progress
What did India want in 1920/30s?
self-governance and representation
What was Gandhi well known for?
contributed greatly to India's independence
When did Britain announce its intentions of allowing India to self-govern?
When was the government of India act introduced and when did it take effect?
Act came in 1935 and took effect 1937
What did Churchill feel towards India's independence? From this - what did he see as his duty?
launch personal crusade to defend Britain's interests
What isolated Churchill further in terms of India?
extreme public statements and support for racist organisations
What had King Edward been a keen supporter of?
the war effort - something that Churchill liked too
When did Stanley Baldwin tell the king he couldn't Wallis couldn't be queen?
When did King Edward abdicate?