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1

when does George V die?

January 1936

2

who succeeds George V?

Edward VIII

3

overview the 'abdication crisis'?

-Edward VIII (a playboy) wanted to marry Wallis Simpson
-Simpson was American, divorced and soon to be again divorced; this meant she was unsuitable to be a queen
-Baldwin (PM) declared it unconstitutional for Edward VIII to marry Simpson as it contradicted his position as head of CofE; parliament agreed with Baldwin

4

when did Edward VIII abdicate?

11th Dec 1936

5

who succeeds Edward VIII?

George VI

6

why was Baldwin praised for his handling of the 'abdication crisis'?

calm and didn't let it impact GB in any aspect

7

who founded the BUF?

Sir Oswald Mosley

8

which famous newspaper owner supported BUF?

Lord Rothermere (daily mail)

9

how many members did the BUF have by 1934?

50k

10

what 4 cities was BUF support the greatest, and who were their typical supporters?

London, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester
-young workers disillusioned with traditional party policies
-Labour supporters who had become more radical-left

11

give 2 reasons why the BUF quickly lost support?

-Battle of Cable Street demonstrated violence
-Alignment with Hitler and his racist policies

12

why did Communist Party membership grow?

-capitalism seemed to be collapsing
-Labour was broken
-looked good as it was Comms who were fighting fascism in Spain

13

give 6 factors limiting political extremism in GB?

-Nat Gov took a stand (e.g. public order act 1936; forbid of wearing of political uniforms)
-Labour movement
-International events (e.g. brutality of Stalin and Hitler made extremism look bad)
-Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia made BUF look daft
-Recovering economy restored faith in traditional parties/policies
-BUF were too violent, CPGB too disorganised