Flashcards in 1939-1951 (The People's War and Peace)- Political Deck (16)
give 5 reasons why chamberlain failed at the start of ww2?
-economy wasn't organised for war
-failed to win support from all parties to form national gov for war
-didn't want to be a war leader
-failed campaign in norway caused resignation
why was it so important to have labour ministers like atlee and greenwood in the war coalition cabinet?
could work better with TUs than tories can
who won the 1945 election?
who was deputy PM during ww2?
give 2 criticisms of churchill as pm?
impulsive in his decisions
acted like a dictator at times
what was E. Bevin's position in the war cabinet?
minister of labour and national service
what was beaverbrook's position in the war cabinet?
minister for aircraft production
what was the position of Wood between 1940 and 1943, and name a key policy of theirs?
'pay as you earn' income tax
what was eden's position in the war cabinet?
how many seats did labour and the tories each win in 1945?
why did pre war politics help labour win in 1945?
many blames the tories for the unemployment etc of the 1930s
give 3 key reasons for labours 1945 win?
-pre war politics
-impact of the war
-1945 election campaigns
how did the war impact on the 1945 labour win?
-shift to left wing ideologies/TU movements
-beveridge report (although Liberal, adopted by labour)
-atlee etc. proved heroic during the war
how the the 1945 election campaign impact the result?
-tories complacent over churchills position
-labours 'let us face the future' was inspiring post war
-no election for 10 years=20% voting for the first time=increased chance of labour votes
give 3 positives of atlee as pm?
balanced different ideologies within labour
diplomatic and popular