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1

When was Churchill out of office?

1929-1940

2

Why was Churchill in conflict with most of his own party?

-Disagreed with their view on India

-Was old fashioned

-Seen as racist and unaccepting

3

Why did people oppose Churchill in this period?

Because the world was in an economic crisis and need a calm, level-headed leader whhich Churchill was not?

4

Which 3 main ideas isolated Churchill from his own party?

India - Disagreed with Britain's negotiations with Gandhi

Abdication - Supported it whilst most people did not

Concessions to Hitler - Thought Britain should fight Germany's attempts to invade Czechoslovakia

5

When did Churchill leave office?

1924

6

What were the 6 main views of Churchill on India?

-Viewed it as the "Jewel in the Crown"
-Thought it prevented the domination of Indian Hindus over Indian Muslims
-Ensured the end of barbaric practises
-Brought social and economic progress
-Protected the weak
-Believed the Anglo-Saxons were racially superior so had the right to rule over the Indians

7

What did India want from Britain and how did they strive to achieve it?

They wanted self governance and tried to achieve it through passive protests

8

When was the Amritsar Massacre and what happened?

1919 - A protest against the Rowlatt Acts of 1919 (imprisonment without trial) - resulted in the deaths of 400 Indians by British troops

9

What was the effect of the Amritsar Massacre?

More support for Indians over the British

10

When and how did Gandhi protest against salt tax?

1930 - Gathered salt on the beach

11

When were the Round Table Conferences?

1930-32

12

When did the Government of India Act take place?

1937

13

What was Churchill's reaction to the independence movement of India and what animal did he refer India to?

He despised the movement and claimed "It is no use trying to satisfy a tiger by feeding it cat's meat"